Question: Has there ever been a story that was a prequel to the future part of DoFP? I mean, maybe events a year or two before and leading up to that final conflict with the mutants? We would see the fall of some of the "slain" mutants such as Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Iceman, etc. and then how the remaining and not-yet-apprehended mutants deal with what's happening. I know the X-Men have had a ton of bleak possible-future stories, but I wonder if they've had a specific storyline about what I've described.
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I'm glad he's not older. Look at Smallville. The show went on for 10 years and "Clark" certainly aged in those 10 years. Not that Tom Welling looked bad in year 10, but the character of Clark was in high school for the first 2 or 3 seasons, so by the end of the run, he should have been, what, around 26, 27? Welling was in his 30s by that time. You could see the age in his eyes and he was getting a little tummy on him.
If The Flash show goes a good, long time, I think I'll be happy that they've cast a young guy for the role.
I read the whole Wolfman/Perez run on Teen Titans back in the day and then I off and on read Titans after that for many years. This latest Teen Titans title woefully fell short of what other incarnations have been in the past. The way I see it is that in this New 52 universe, the Titans were not shown as sidekicks to anyone first. Red Robin has been mentioned as working with Batman, but it's all shown in flashbacks and talked about in the past tense.
Wonder Girl seemingly has little or no connection to Wonder Woman, Kid Flash has no connection to The Flash, and there's no Aqua Lad or Aqua Girl to be seen. Superboy has met and fought alongside Superman, but that's just about it when it comes to connections. Red Beast Boy has only just come into the picture (and not connected to a Doom Patrol) and Raven is duplicitous and (seemingly) really evil. Bunker is a fine addition, but that's about it for me.
The original Teen Titans came together because they were trying to create their own identity and come out from the shadows of their mentors. This current group has almost nothing to do with their namesakes and I think that is what has disappointed me with the series. DC has been trying something new and, for many titles, it is simply not working. If I had to chose who could bring this title/group back to coolness, I'd vote for Phil Jiminez. He has a very "George Perez"-ish style but can also write as well as draw. Quite frankly, I'd pick up any book by him and would love to see him take over this book and make it great.
Oh look, ANOTHER title featuring Wolverine. Gee.
You know what would be cool, Marvel? Instead of having a "Nightcrawler" book, why not a solo X-Men anthology: Nightcrawler out on his own for about 5 issues, then a 3 issue Storm story, followed by a 4 issue Iceman, etc. Sure, there can even be a second x-character in the "solo" stories from time to time, but this would be a great way to spotlight a lot of different characters. It could have a nice long run and you could even feature Wolverine from time to time if you want.
@benblanks86: Back in the good old days (you know, when there was only ONE X-Men book and a 4-issue mini-series from time to time), Claremont was THE man with his writing. His stories were interesting (Days of Future Past, Phoenix Saga, Hellfire Club, Proteus, etc.) and he was building this huge and unique x-universe. Also, he had John Byrne doing great art and co-plotting stories - - a match made in heaven. But then Byrne left and Claremont became more and more long winded and very, very expository in his writing and it got tedious and a chore to read (anyone ever read Dean Koontz? He's in the same league in my opinion.). So, yes, I agree with you.
Since it seems like a yearly relaunch is trending at Marvel. Perhaps they could leave the titles alone and just add Vol. 1, Vol. 2, etc. every time it relaunces
Indestructible Hulk, Vol. 1, #1, 2, 3 . . .
Indestructible Hulk, Vol. 2, #1, 2, 3 . . .
They can still advertise the heck out of new writers and artists or a new direction or whatever, but what would really be nice is if they could actually have the same writer and artist on the book for the entirety of the specific volume's run. If they advertised properly, they could assure potential new readers that they don't need to read previous volumes to enjoy the current run. Every couple of years, they could put out some sort of "Marvel Universe" thing that would cover origins, powers, changes and so forth of those headlining comics titles. This could also make it easier for readers to drop a title at the end of a volume, but I'm sure Marvel doesn't want that!
BTW, they kind of did this thing over in Ultmate Marvel with the Ultimates and Ultimate Avengers having limited runs, a short pause, then a new creative team would take over with new numbering.
@danhimself: It's a valid complaint because, well, Wolverine is in almost every comic book these days. He's in nearly all the X-titles, at least a couple of Avengers titles, and has two of his own titles. He can pop his claws at any moment as a "guest star" in a Spider-Man or a Hulk or Deadpool or Captain America comic without breaking a sweat. I can't even keep up in which ones he still has his healing factor and which ones he doesn't. Yes, he's a popular character (to some) but I guess continuity be damned - - his new mutation is he can flit around the globe in a few seconds so he can have an adventure in every corner of it nearly simultaneously!
I wonder if Clyde is going to come back to life or be a zombie-like creature and become the REAL Solomon Grundy? He did get a lot of that drug stuff spilled all over him when he got knocked down for the count.
I guess I'm one of the few people that actually like the Ultimate Universe. Of course it was much better when it was fresh and new, but what I like is that the status quo can change at any given moment. Look at all the X-Men that were killed off (including Wolverine, Cyclops, Angel, Nightcrawler, and more) and it stuck! Peter Parker - - dead and gone only to replaced by a new guy donning the suit (well, a cooler looking suit anyway) and he's popular. Reed Richards is now a crazy mad scientist type and I sincerely doubt that will ever change. Anyway, I still enjoy the UU - - it's akin to the current DC's Earth 2 I suppose - - and hope it doesn't get wiped out.