What Do You Think... Will Happen To X-Men Legacy & New Mutants?

It's not uncommon for a title to skip a month of two.  Usually it's because the artist has fallen behind schedule (which lead to infamous delays for J Scott Campbell's Danger Girl & Joe Madureira's Battle Chasers).  Once in a blue moon it is for planned reasons, such as the brief hiatus X-Factor took when it made the number-jump from issue 50 to issue 200. 
 
So Marvel's solicitations for May 2011 have been released today.  Among the various X-Titles are:   

 
That's a mighty amount of mutants... but where are New Mutants #25 & X-Men Legacy #248?! 
 
The previous issues in April 2011 are final chapters in the Age of X storyline.  Meanwhile, in May Marvel are making their big push for the new Fear Itself cross-over.  The new X-Men: Prelude mini series is starting which is supposed to shake up the world of the X-Men. 
 
So I honestly have no idea why New Mutants & X-Men Legacy haven't been listed for publication in May.  I know that Marvel like to keep secret over little things like this to stir up rumours & interest.  I don't think they would cancel two titles unceremoniously, especially with New Mutants about to hit issue #25 (usually a landmark issue for any title, with wrap-around gatefold covers or bonus stories included), but stranger things have happened.    
 
As Baddamdog has pointed out, there are even more titles missing!  Generation Hope, Uncanny X-Force & Uncanny X-Men are also missing!!  These are the core X-Men titles. All these teams are based around the main flagship title Uncanny X-Men.  X-Factor is independent & therefore seems to be immune to whatever is plaguing the other core on-going titles.  Are they on haitus while X-Men: Prelude shakes up the status quo?  Or would Marvel relaunch titles that aren't even a year old?
 
So... What do you think?
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Posted by Mercy_

I seriously hope that it's not anything bad. 

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Posted by iLLituracy

The solicitations probably just haven't come out. I'm pretty sure Marvel delays putting out solicitations on some books.

Posted by iLLituracy

At least for Legacy. I wouldn't put it past Marvel to cancel New Mutants. 
 
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Posted by SC

I remembered somewhat nerdily, that about 5 times last year, the solicit for legacy came out about a day later than the rest, at a place I commonly looked at, though that was when they had exclusive X-Solicits and not general Marvel ones, so this is a bit odd. 
 
I'm guessing as well the whole new writer for New Mutants hype, and... something to build up for Legacy #250 that might need some individual hyping...?

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Posted by SC
@The Dark Huntress said:
" I seriously hope that it's not anything bad.  "
 
Fraction and Land take over Legacy AND New Mutants! Will Star Wolverine and Deadpool, and Rob Liefeld. 
 
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Posted by Mercy_
@SC: O_O Don't even kid about that! :P
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Posted by Baddamdog

NO UNCANNY X-FORCE EITHER!!! One of the only comics I truly look forward to :/ screw you fear itself!!  Which I am really, really, underwhelmed about!

Posted by sora_thekey
@iLLituracy: The Solicits came out today... 
 
Anybody else skeptical about what X-Men: Prelude is about? It might be the reason there's no X-Men: Legacy or New Mutants...
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Posted by iLLituracy
@sora_thekey: I know, what I'm saying is that the solicitations for the titles in question haven't come out. Marvel delays some solicitations.
Posted by Skaddix

No doubt a big announcement is coming, rick confirmed it on twitter because there is no way marvel would cancel or skip all core x-books

Posted by doddy

 rick remender just mentioned unncany x-force in twitter, so what happend with uncanny x-men, legacy and new mutants?

Posted by xerox_kitty


@Baddamdog
said:

"NO UNCANNY X-FORCE EITHER!!! One of the only comics I truly look forward to :/ screw you fear itself!!  Which I am really, really, underwhelmed about! "


I hadn't noticed that :p  Nor Generation Hope & Uncanny X-Men either.   
 
@SC:     That's just scary! O.o

 


@Skaddix:      I don't think they've been cancelled.  Especially as New Mutants was about to hit #25, and Gen Hope & Uncanny X-Force are still very new & showing good sales.  I do suspect they might skip a month though... 
 
@sora_thekey:      I think so.  It does seem a bit 'coincedental' that the core on-going titles that are all based around the main X-Men/Utopia based mutants are all on hiatus at just the same time that X-Men: Prelude is shaking up the world of the X-Men.  I can't shake the feeling that it has something to do with it.

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Posted by hydrabob

huh, just noticed Wolverine is getting in a lot of titles again. Time to start hating him.
 
as for this maybe is something to with Hope and her Five Lights. I would have to say that it would make sense for her group go all crazy be unable to control their powers or Hope has some odd experience that requires the assistance of all X-Teams (though not sure why X-Force would be there) anyway just hope it isn't another House of M kind of thing.

Posted by sora_thekey
@xerox-kitty said:

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@Baddamdog
said:

"NO UNCANNY X-FORCE EITHER!!! One of the only comics I truly look forward to :/ screw you fear itself!!  Which I am really, really, underwhelmed about! "

I hadn't noticed that :p  Nor Generation Hope & Uncanny X-Men either. "

 
I just read on Forum Spring that someone asked this very same question to Tom Brevoort and this was the answer:

" Q: Why do Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, New Mutants and X-Men: Legacy seem to be missing from the May Solicitations? Are they one a break?

Tom: Without Axel ( Alonso) there to head it up, the X-Office is getting sloppy, maybe. "

I just thought this was funny!
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Posted by xerox_kitty
@hydrabob said:
" huh, just noticed Wolverine is getting in a lot of titles again. Time to start hating him."
Again... ;) 
 
@sora_thekey: I love that!  If you ask me, deflecting the answer with a funny one-liner means that they're up to something... Hrmmm...!
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