Current X-Men Titles

By my count, there is a total of fifteen X-Men titles currently being published by Marvel. I am going to do myself justice as a fan and read all of those to post reviews and share thoughts. Those are incoming. Expect a few to follow shortly, such as, X-Men Legacy and All-New X-Men. Nine of these titles I have never read before. Of these nine, five have yet to be published. So... just a quick breakdown:

1. Age of Apocalypse

2. All-New X-Men

3. Astonishing X-Men

4. Cable and X-Force

5. Deadpool

6. Gambit

7. Savage Wolverine

8. Ultimate Comics: X-Men

9. Uncanny X-Force

10. Uncanny X-Men

11. Wolverine

12. Wolverine and the X-Men

13. X-Factor

14. X-Men Legacy

15. X-Treme X-Men

The crossed out titles I have already read and formed an opinion on, and the bold titles are yet to be released. Detailed reviews are to follow.

Which title(s) are you most excited about?

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Posted by Rickbarry

Cable & X-force: It is in it's own little universe and will have many explosions. I will be entertained.

Uncanny X-men: It has Ilyana. I like Illyana.

Edited by AgeofHurricane

Cable and X-Force, Uncanny X-Force and X-Treme X-Men.

Also, X-Factor, although i'm not exactly a die-hard fan, but it's a great series.

And Ultimate Comics along with X-Men Legacy.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

Uncanny X-Force and Cable and X-Force. Hopefully they will be self contained stories that I can just jump into!

Posted by MatKrenz

X-Factor forever and always. PAD always kills it.

Other than that the new UXF and CXF seems good.

Posted by time

Cable and the X-Force

Uncanny X-Force

All new X-Men

These are the titles I'm looking foward to the most

Posted by Blacharrt1

Cancel Wolverine bring back New Mutants, which isn't on that list.

Posted by Death Certificate

@Blacharrt1 said:

Cancel Wolverine bring back New Mutants, which isn't on that list.

Come on son, you know Marvel won't do it.

Edited by Skaddix

Lets see rolling over X-Factor and WATXM. Probably going to get X-treme for Sage now.

Besides that All New X-men (at least up until Uncanny X-men), Uncanny X-men, Uncanny X-Force, X-men Legacy and Cable and X-Force.

Looking forward most to Uncanny X-men and Uncanny X-Force.

Edited by Blood1991
  • Cable and X-Force
  • Uncanny X-Force
  • WATX
  • All New X-Men
  • Ultimate X-Men
  • Xtreme- X-Men
  • Gambit
Posted by x_29

All-New X-men and ultimate x-men

Edited by Mutant God

Im not into the ones with Wolverine in it unless its An Alternate Wolverine

Posted by blur1528

@Blacharrt1: I love Abnett and Lanning which makes me sad that Marvel would cancel a book entitled New Mutants and push more Wolverine when I would very much so like to focus on others especially with the new resurgence of mutants again following AvX.

Posted by Rickbarry

@AgeofHurricane: I forgot about Ultimate X-men. This is a pick up as well. Although Rogue and Quentin/Kitty and Logan clone bother me to no end. -Cries-

Posted by blur1528

@Rickbarry: I read your first comment in Colossus voice lol. I enjoy Kitty in Ultimate X-Men, but how Jimmy is portrayed to be just like Logan annoys me. I wish him to be the opposite, a brighter reflection and a pacifist. Jimmy should be a little bit of a thrill seeker but totally shocked by the circumstances he is in. Give him more of the awkwardness and boyish tendencies. That is what I would like to see out of him as a character, but who am I to say? I just feel as if he is a completely different character than the one we originally saw. There is one other thing that's been annoying me: Where did he get that hat?! That's out of character for Jimmy. Wolverine? Spot on. Jimmy? No, not eve close. Jimmy is not his father's son; he was raised by Guardian, a cop in the ultimate universe, and I don't think Jimmy would be prone to doing half the things he has done.

Posted by Blacharrt1

@blur1528 said:

@Blacharrt1: I love Abnett and Lanning which makes me sad that Marvel would cancel a book entitled New Mutants and push more Wolverine when I would very much so like to focus on others especially with the new resurgence of mutants again following AvX.

*hugs*

@Death Certificate said:

@Blacharrt1 said:

Cancel Wolverine bring back New Mutants, which isn't on that list.

Come on son, you know Marvel won't do it.

Yeah i know a boy can dream.

Posted by blur1528

@AgeofHurricane: @Rabbitearsblog: @Skaddix: @MatKrenz: @time: @Blood1991: @x_29: Both X-Force books look extremely interesting. I'm already digging All-New X-Men. X-Factor? Mutants plus detective agency plus Peter David? Sign me up!!! X-Treme looks awesome to me because I loved Sliders. Ultimate X-Men I will always have a special spot for since that's where I started reading and it was a great springboard for my love of muties. I'm diggin' the concept of Legacy and want to see where that gets taken.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@blur1528 said:

@AgeofHurricane: @Rabbitearsblog: @Skaddix: @MatKrenz: @time: @Blood1991: @x_29: Both X-Force books look extremely interesting. I'm already digging All-New X-Men. X-Factor? Mutants plus detective agency plus Peter David? Sign me up!!! X-Treme looks awesome to me because I loved Sliders. Ultimate X-Men I will always have a special spot for since that's where I started reading and it was a great springboard for my love of muties. I'm diggin' the concept of Legacy and want to see where that gets taken.

Glad we could help.

Also, bonus points for X-Treme mainly because this is the title where Sage made her debut return.

Posted by Spawn92

Im most excited for the X-Force books, although I don't know why they had to call them both X-Force (Xtreme Xmen sounds like a more fitting title for a book like Uncanny XForce). Cable is always an exciting character to follow, and Im interested to see how Spiral will be working in U X F.

Also, I think 15 X books is a little much. The fact that Wolverine has 2 ongoing books is ridiculous. Judging by the solicits, Savage Wolverine just sounds like a cross-over, or a short arc, not a stand alone title. The same goes for All New X-Men and Gambit.

If I had it my way, the X titles would look like this:

1. Age of Apocalypse

2. All-New X-Men (mini series)

3. Astonishing X-Men

4. Cable and X-Force

5. Deadpool (make Deadpool a stand alone title. distance him from his mutant roots)

6. Gambit (mini series)

7. Ultimate Comics: X-Men (really awesome book!)

8. Uncanny X-Force (different title. X-cel?)

9. Uncanny X-Men

10. Wolverine

11. Wolverine and the X-Men

12. X-Factor

13. X-Men Legacy

14. X-Treme X-Men (mini?)

Posted by blur1528

I would say Marvel has gotten a little carried away by the amount of Wolverine and Uncanny titles, but then again DC is publishing like 13 Batman related books.

Posted by blur1528

@AgeofHurricane: Please excuse my ignorance but can you enlighten me on who Sage is?

Posted by McKlayn

@blur1528: You don't know Sage :'( FOR SHAME!!! I am not Age of Hurricane but i can answer the question to some degree

Sage was originally recruited to the X men about the same time as the Original X men but instead of being trained by professor Xavier, he decided she would be best used working under cover in the Hellfire club (all this happened off panel or via flash backs) This gave her a bit of a 'why wasn't i good enough' type attitude at times, she is very emotionless (at times) and her brain is more powerful then any computer (or it seemed) she was featured in the early 00's in X-treme X men & after that in an Run in Uncanny X men. She also had the ability to uh Jump start mutant powers, or further evolve them. (she did both in X treme X men, activating Slipstream's power and evolving Lifeguards) and on top of all that she was a total bad ass :D

Posted by blur1528

@McKlayn: Wow. I have quite the reading to do :) I'm diggin' all the aspects of the character and it makes sense that she exists. Many stories often have a character who is told to have always been around even though we are just now seeing them.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@blur1528: McKlayn said it best and in addition to her brief tenure in Uncanny, she then went on to star in Exiles and New Exiles, the latter of which explains her previous predicament. She's one of the best X-Characters ever created.

Posted by John Valentine

Sage is awesome!

Posted by Spawn92

I havent read Astonishing X-Men since the first arc. Is it essentially WatXM without the students? This is what I gathered from the recent covers. If so, it seems a little unnecessary to have 2 Jean Grey academy books.

Edited by blur1528

@Spawn92: I'm not sure about that. I've never read any of Astonishing X-Men nor have I read Grant Morrison's New X-Men which Whedon based his stories to continue. After that we had, I believe, Christos Gage and then Greg Pak writing the book before Majorie Liu took over. The only thing I know about the story Liu's been working with is that it is Northstar focused whereas Pak's brief stint was interdimensional travel which he used as a springboard for launching X-Treme X-Men. Can any others offer insight as to what the current focus of Astonishing X-Men is?

Posted by benzino_x

I try to read most of them but these are my must buys:

1. Cable X-Force (Cable is my favourite x-Men)

2. Uncanny X-Force (Love X-Force and man it's with Bishop!)

3. All New X-Men (Brilliant)

4. Uncanny X-Men (I bet is as great as no. 3) ;)

5. X-Men Legacy (love this series)

6. Savage Wolverine (this art is killing me!)

7. WATXM (I think new issues are weaker than before AvX)

8. Wolverine

9. X-Factor

Posted by John Valentine

@blur1528 said:

Can any others offer insight as to what the current focus of Astonishing X-Men is?

It focuses on Kyle, Northstar's boyfriend.

Okay, Liu, we get that Northstar's gay and married.

Posted by blur1528

@John Valentine: LOL

Posted by Sharkbite

Uncanny X-Men. Cyclops' team of mutant freedom fighters will nicely fill the "questionable hero" void left in my subscriptions now that Thunderbolts roster contains no villains.

Posted by blur1528

@Sharkbite: I'm excited to see what they do in this series and also how long Bachalo will stay on. I don't know what his speed is like but its probably more closer to Larroca than it is to Cassaday.

Posted by Rickbarry

Why couldn't they put Choi on this book? I've no idea how fast is he, but I love that guys work.

Posted by blur1528

@Rickbarry: Mike Choi? Based on his Green Lantern issue I'd say he can knock them out pretty quickly.

Edited by Rickbarry

@blur1528: Yup that's him. I really dug his Divided we stand arc in Uncanny. He drew a pretty sweet team of X-men. Scott, Emma and Omega Red come to mind immediately.

'Course if he's doing DC that pretty much crushes my dreams. -Cries in a corner.-

Posted by blur1528

@Rickbarry: Don't be too broken up. I only recall him doing that one fill-in issue. He could be free unless he picked up some DC book and I hadn't realized.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@Rickbarry: @blur1528:

Said he's quit/taking a break. Won't be doing interiors for a LONG while. Although he'd be great for a title like this.

Posted by John Valentine

@Blacharrt1 said:

Cancel Wolverine bring back New Mutants, which isn't on that list.

New Mutants was dreadful.

Posted by Blacharrt1

@John Valentine said:

@Blacharrt1 said:

Cancel Wolverine bring back New Mutants, which isn't on that list.

New Mutants was dreadful.

I have to admit the current writing and art was very bad, but it wasn't always the case.

Edited by blur1528

@AgeofHurricane: That's a shame but understandable.

Posted by xmentas

I love how no one here seems excited about the Wolverine titles.

GOLLY I CAN'T WAIT! I LOVE WOLVERINE YEAHYEAH BUB WOOO!

Posted by Rabbitearsblog
@Rickbarry said:

@blur1528: Yup that's him. I really dug his Divided we stand arc in Uncanny. He drew a pretty sweet team of X-men. Scott, Emma and Omega Red come to mind immediately.

'Course if he's doing DC that pretty much crushes my dreams. -Cries in a corner.-

I remember reading that Uncanny X-Men Divided we Stand story! I loved the way that Mike Choi drew all the X-Men characters including Colossus, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Emma Frost and Cyclops! The characters looked so realistic and sort of glowed on the pages!
Edited by unicornpuncher

I read X books at a core and I feel like there has been way too many X books out for awhile. Once there was a few too many alternate realities, it started getting dumb. Anyway, heres my .02 on all this mess.

1. Age of Apocalypse - Spinoff from Xforce storyline that was a good story. Not interesting enough to keep up with on its own.

2. All-New X-Men Im not sure if were talking about the same book, but if this is the "past meets the present" book, I was surprised how much I liked it. I still think bringing the original 5 is a recipe for disaster and a cheap route to bring Jean back, but im trying to keep an open mind about it. Hey 1960s calls and wants its characters back!

3. Astonishing X-Men - This book was kind of dumpy and I stopped buying it until Liu picked it up an started making it interesting. I love that she put karma in the spotlight and gave it a good mix of characters. I dont know if its on the chopping block, but as long as Liu is working with it, im on. Its very character driven which I love.

4. Cable and X-Force - Havent picked it up yet, but this and the Legion book were the only new X titles I was excited about and looked to be really new concepts. Cables a hottie, and I like seeing him with domino and colossus. Forge and Dr Nemesis are funky adds, but Im guessing you need tech if you are going to be doing hi tech black ops.

5. Deadpool - This guy has like 10 books and has been majorly overexposed since the late 90s. I could care less about anything with him in it. Ive actually shyed away from anything hes in until I started enjoying him in X-force. I always felt he was gimmicky and overplayed, but am opening up to him on a team. Still not down for his solos though.

6. Gambit - Love the series, love the art. The story is kind of cheeseball, but Im glad to see gambit getting some story time that isn't a soap opera with rogue constantly breaking up and getting back together like high schoolers.

7. Savage Wolverine - Same boat as deadpool. Hes already in every possible book, so why buy the solo? I like where wolverine is going with the school and becoming a legacy of professor x's dream, but again hes a character that is majorly overexposed.

8. Ultimate Comics: X-Men - My friend picks these up and gives them to me. Its more modernized alternate timeline of the core Xmen roster we know today. The writing is good and I can see that it appeals to people who dont want to keep up with the 10 books of the 616, but this book is really unnecessary for anyone that reads 616. I can see the appeal, but its not really my bag.

9. Uncanny X-Force - Ive got a wierd love/hate relationship with this book. I dont understand where its going for a month or two and want to drop it, then later am blown away by it. Its definetly the darker/adult book of all the X books right now. As much as I want to hate on it for using overexposed and big gun characters for attention, it delivers solid on its story lines.

10. Uncanny X-Men - Disagreed with it getting restarted and running the long running prior volume, this book has mainly featured scott's exitinction team storyline. I still consider it to be the par for the course book. its got its highs and lows, tells the essential story all the other books are working off of for the storylines that connect.

11. Wolverine - See number 7.

12. Wolverine and the X-Men - Thought the idea was bad at first after Schism and how bad generation hope failed, but gave it a chance because anything had to be better than generation hope. The book reads like old school gen-X which I dont really care for. Its too soft, and doesn't really hold much of my interest. I know I say it all the time, but I really miss the Kyle and Yost New-Xmen era. It was new kids, gritty and you never knew what was going to happen next. I like Quentin Quire and some of the other kids but putting the new xmen and gen hope kids in limbo kind of sucked. Hopefully with storm on board it will bend to being what legacy was when rouge was doing mini stories with the students. That concept was great!

13. X-Factor - Im giving this book a chance because it has a very small but loyal die hard fan base from everything I read on the forums. Right now the team has been in transition for months and I cant really tell where its going. Ill hang out for a few more months, but I hope it gets better. The characters are interesting enough, but its kind of like an indy movie. More about the characters than the overall storyline.

14. X-Men Legacy - Honestly my favorite book and was sad to see it go. This book managed to spotlight characters that needed some development while only getting into crossovers when it needed to. It has great blend, balance and could stand on its own. RIP legacy!

15. X-Treme X-Men - If you told me Dazzler was going to be leading her own team, I would have been on board without question. However making it Exiles dimensions hopping flavored and using alternate universe characters was a dealbreaker for me. I wish it the best of luck, but will prob wait till I see it in the .99 cent bin to go back and read it.

Posted by unicornpuncher

@Blacharrt1: New Mutants was good for the first dozen or so issues then took a huge dump and just never came back. The fear the future storyline at the end was good, but the middle was god awful. And I like all those characters, just not together. Lesson learned: Nostalgia isn't enough to sell a book if you dont give it a good story line and villains. Honestly NM was in too many crossovers to get its own storyline and flavor and went back to being "were rebel kids who are directionless" pretty quick.

Edited by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

i didnt know all new x-men was out wednesday......GREAT know i have to go to the comicbook store to see if they have any copies left

grrrr

Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

is all-new x-men coming out every week now?????WTH

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@HopesummersFORtheFUTURE said:

i didnt know all new x-men was out wednesday......GREAT know i have to go to the comicbook store to see if they have any copies left

grrrr

And in retrospect, that scene was focking awful.

Edited by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

@AgeofHurricane: IKR!!!

anxm2 was way better then anxm3 and bendis is giving the O5 all the great lines

the adults like emma and scott "it wasnt me" summers are acting like children while the O5 teens are acting like real adults

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

@AgeofHurricane said:

And in retrospect, that scene was focking awful.

It looks pretty bad. So bad that I may pick up the issue just to laugh and remind myself why I am not excited about Marvel NOW! It's good to remind oneself of these things.

Posted by Blacharrt1

@unicornpuncher said:

@Blacharrt1: New Mutants was good for the first dozen or so issues then took a huge dump and just never came back. The fear the future storyline at the end was good, but the middle was god awful. And I like all those characters, just not together. Lesson learned: Nostalgia isn't enough to sell a book if you dont give it a good story line and villains. Honestly NM was in too many crossovers to get its own storyline and flavor and went back to being "were rebel kids who are directionless" pretty quick.

I blame it on blinks from 616, what a horrible character...

Posted by blur1528

@HopesummersFORtheFUTURE: I've actually been enjoying all of it. Nice seeing how Emma was freed.

@Blacharrt1: Blinks?