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I was looking on an article done by Babs and it discussed about how Marvel is big on making so many events every month lately. Since X-Men is my favorite franchise, I was wondering about whether or not it would be better if each X-Men character had their own miniseries that is not apart of the main universe so that way the readers can learn more about each character without having to deal with big events or the focus on one character stealing the spotlight from the other characters?
So let’s talk about Wolverine. Wolverine is the most popular character in the X-Men universe and it’s no surprise that he had his own miniseries entitled “Weapon X” which is about his time at the Weapon X program. That is a great way to give more depth to a character from the X-Men universe and we learned more about Wolverine this way, but what about the other X-Men characters in that universe?
Sure, we had some X-Men characters have their own brief series, most noticeably Colossus’ Bloodline story and Kitty Pryde’s time in Japan, but those are just back stories of the characters and it would be better if each character had a story that takes place currently, like “X-Force” and “X-Factor.”
I think one of the biggest issues with the X-Men universe is that there are too many characters in that universe and it would have been difficult to focus some of the attention on all of the characters at one time. Probably the best example about how to use each character individually was through Joss Whedon’s run of “Astonishing X-Men” as he only used six characters (Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine and Beast) as the main characters and he was able to easily focus all of the attention on each of these characters. Also, we were able to learn more about the characters this way, especially centering on Kitty and Colossus’ relationship with each other and this would have been difficult to accomplish if there were too many characters within that story.
So I was thinking that maybe Marvel should have some miniseries focusing only on either one character or a small group of characters so that way the readers would be able to easily identify with each character without worrying about major events like “House of M” and “Schism” getting in the way of the plot of the series and confusing readers even more about what is going on in the X-Men universe and where are most of the characters placed in all this. Also, this would prevent the other characters from being overshadowed by popular characters like Wolverine and Cyclops and would allow them to expand their character development even further without worrying about popular characters taking the spotlight from them.
So what do you think about this? Do you think that Marvel should have some miniseries focused on a small group of characters or one character from the X-Men universe just so the X-Men characters that were not focused on enough can have more character development once they are away from the mainstream comics?