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Posted by G-Man (33818 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's face it, the female characters in the X-Men are some of the best ones created. So many great ones exist and so many important stories have involved them. It was announced back in January that we'd be seeing a new X-Men title featuring an all-female cast. Today, Marvel has released a first look at next month's X-MEN #1.

Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Atom in X-MEN #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Olivier Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe!

This May, Wood and Coipel take X-Men in an all-new, all-different direction in X-MEN #1!

X-MEN #1 (FEB130492)

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

FOC – 05/06/12 On-Sale – 05/29/13

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#1 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is amazing can't wait!

#2 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1161 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely on my pull list.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio

I always wondered, what the hell is up with Storms eyebrows?

#4 Posted by Veitha (3277 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is amazing, I can't wait for this

#5 Posted by akbogert (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

"Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction!"

Ugh. Really? Another messianic OR apocalyptic child?

I guess this is a book which will rely more heavily on its character interactions than its plot. Of course, if any cast can carry that weight, this is probably it. And based on Mara, I have faith in Wood to do a good job. Hopefully he lives up to that faith.

And the art is ridiculously good, though that one panel of Storm is a little...over-the-top.

#6 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

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#7 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7297 posts) - - Show Bio

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#8 Edited by Fairbourne (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The amount of need I have for this is amazing! I got to see some of the panels at C2E2 this past weekend and it was phenomenal.

#9 Posted by Hastny (59 posts) - - Show Bio

God, I want this book so badly! Hopefully enough people will buy it to give it a long lasting run.

#10 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

now to patiently wait for an all female avenger team, or another lady liberators series.

#11 Posted by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

*squeals* OMG Can't wait for this book!

[sidenote] That description sounds like the new52 Wonder Woman series.

#12 Edited by sora_thekey (8171 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone please pull me away from the screen... I LOVE THE ART!

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#13 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

Is everyone calling this 'All Female X-Men'? I seem to see it being called that a lot.

#14 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4557 posts) - - Show Bio

Is everyone calling this 'All Female X-Men'? I seem to see it being called that a lot.

I'm calling it X-men. They're the X-men.

man, I cannot wait for this book!

#15 Edited by Yung ANcient One (4795 posts) - - Show Bio

Is everyone calling this 'All Female X-Men'? I seem to see it being called that a lot.

I like to call this the XX-Men but that is just me.

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#16 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (33314 posts) - - Show Bio

@dh69 said:

now to patiently wait for an all female avenger team, or another lady liberators series.

Isn't that what the Defenders is?

#17 Edited by vPuik (83 posts) - - Show Bio

It must be a silent book. No speech bubbles and only one mouth that is open :)

#18 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Is everyone calling this 'All Female X-Men'? I seem to see it being called that a lot.

I'm calling it X-men. They're the X-men.

man, I cannot wait for this book!

Exactly, that's what people should be calling it.

#19 Edited by AskaniSon295 (427 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't want to be the villain who attacks them when all thier menstrual cycles line up.

#20 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

@dh69 said:

now to patiently wait for an all female avenger team, or another lady liberators series.

Isn't that what the Defenders is?

yeah but so far i've found it pretty generic

#21 Posted by Mucklefluga (2559 posts) - - Show Bio

The plot doesnt seem too interesting but i have faith in the creators. Also this team is great and i LOVE Kitty!

#22 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4557 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Edited by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome really looking forward to this.

#24 Posted by cyberchop979 (451 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man

Just FYI... You have Rogue's name mentioned twice in the "by-line" or whatever its called.

#25 Posted by Barkley (272 posts) - - Show Bio

the X-men comics are the only good ones left...spiderman stinks the hulk is boring....its too much ironman...Thor is ok....Capt.America is good though

#26 Edited by Enders (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Have been anticipating this title ever since it was announced.

#27 Posted by Walzo (4355 posts) - - Show Bio

DAT ART.

#28 Edited by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna be book of the year.

#29 Posted by HempKnight757 (128 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really get what looks so worth while here. The art is very nice & all, but doesn't sell me on it. Not trying to be Danny Downer though.

Also shouldn't it be called X-People.

#30 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really get what looks so worth while here. The art is very nice & all, but doesn't sell me on it. Not trying to be Danny Downer though.

Also shouldn't it be called X-People.

Do you just mean this series, or every X-Men thing?

#31 Posted by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio

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Do you need a cold shower?

#32 Edited by wmwadeii (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

@veitha: @sora_thekey: @walzo: The art does look good, my only issue so far is it looks like Kitty is drawn too young, almost like she is the same age as when she joned, or the age of her students.

#33 Edited by akbogert (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

Is everyone calling this 'All Female X-Men'? I seem to see it being called that a lot.

Pretty much. Because if you just say "are you reading X-Men?" people are bound to ask which one. Considering how long it went as "XX" before having its official name announced, I don't see the "All-Female" modifier going away any time soon. The fact that it's all women is the most identifiable thing about the book, and it's faster than saying "the new X-Men book that isn't Uncanny or All-New."

#34 Edited by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

@hempknight757: I agree. The art is nice but it's nothing special, and the team/plot don't excite me either.

II'll check this our but I don't see this being "book of the year", I don't know why, but I just don't see it.

#35 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: Wouldn't 'Adjectiveless X-Men' be good enough? I think I've heard that used for older 'X-Men' series'.

I don't like the way it's been handled. They could have just announced the series and who was in it without basically saying 'LOOK, THEY'RE ALL WOMEN! WE HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T THINK YOU'D NOTICE!' I get the feeling people would still be calling it 'All Female X-Men' anyway though, which sucks.

#36 Posted by akbogert (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: I mean, I'm surprised more people don't just call it X-Women. I've heard various explanations for why they can't do that, but at the end of the day, using the male word for an exclusively female team does seem rather ridiculous. If there was even one guy there, then I guess you'd have your justification. As it stands now, X-Women is simply an accurate way of putting it.

Trouble is that people act like calling it X-Women makes them less significant; I disagree, but I guess it's not up to me, so... *shrug*

#37 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: I've always thought that the 'men' in 'X-Men' was used in the same way that 'man/mankind' refers to all humans, and not just males. So X-Women wouldn't make sense to me.

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#39 Posted by ARMIV2 (8520 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is just fantastic, and I am really digging Storm's new duds.

#40 Edited by akbogert (3222 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: X-Men refers to a mixed group, though. This is a 100% female group.

I'll use French as an example: when referring to a group, you use the masculine (ils). If, and only if, the entire group is female, then you use the feminine (elles). English presumes the masculine article when there is uncertainty or the potential of confusion, but in this particular case there's no uncertainty: they're all women.

The best real excuse for not using X-Women is that this allows them to add male members to the team without having any sort of confusion in changing the name of the book. I like @xwraith's solution in principle but of course in casual conversation mentioning the volume of a book gets a little ridiculous. Likely this will be resolved by the fact that the other books have already been shortened (to UXM and ANXM and WATXM) so "X-Men" by itself is probably up for grabs and will quickly be understood to refer to this title.

#41 Posted by ozker1127 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@askanison295 said:

I wouldn't want to be the villain who attacks them when all thier menstrual cycles line up.

Or do you? ;-)

#42 Posted by bladewolf (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is everyone wasting time arguing about the title?

#43 Edited by Akindoodle (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

"XX" may was a cleverer name, they should've just stuck with it.

#44 Posted by hyenascar (194 posts) - - Show Bio

It does feel heavy handed.

Look we got a cast of only girls. Thats right. Look we are showing how powerful women can be at the exclusion of men.

The problem being that x-men is the one team comic book that has historically had powerful women as leaders, and half of the roster has been women. Their was more a sense of equality than any other book. You didn't have to make a broad statement, because men and women worked together.

As my sisters always said, I hate when something comes out "exclusively" for women. It generally means that they are trying to market to stupid "politically correct" people who think they are standing for something, when all they are doing is falling for product placement, hook, line, and sinker.

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#45 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6286 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: That's a problem I have with language, the fact that male terms are often used for all people, as if men are the main kind of people and women are some kind of minority or variant species. Like your french example, or humans being called 'man' to casual things like saying 'hi guys' to a mixed group being generally accepted.

I actually don't like the name 'X-Men' because of my issues with language, but seeing as that's what the team is called, I don't see why the name should be changed because of who's in the team.

#46 Posted by NICKXH (247 posts) - - Show Bio

The art looks amazing. Do wish Oliver Coipel would do more with Marvel. Hope he sticks around.

#47 Edited by Z3RO180 (6522 posts) - - Show Bio

Not going to get this cause I'm not a x-men fan but I'm sure the book will be amazing

#48 Posted by telepathic666 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been a very long time since i've been really excited by something from marvel.

#49 Posted by mcbean (292 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool but storm mohawk looks lame.

#50 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

How old is Jubilee? And seriously "an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction!" Again?!?!? SERIOUSLY??!!

So, the first time we have an all female X title and it's not them doing powerful superhero stuff, it's about them looking after a baby... What am I supposed to interpret here??