Is Marvel trying to break X-23's association with the X-Men?

#1 Posted by lorex (954 posts) - - Show Bio

Of all the newer characters introduced in the X-Men in the last 10 years X-23 seems to be the one that has caught on the most. With the individual series ending (which I still think is stupid) she will be spending time with  Avengers 
Academy. Given how Marvel has raided their other comic properties to prop up the Avengers over the last few years I was wondering are they trying to break Laura's affiliation with the X-Men so it is easier to  intergrate her into the 
general Marvel universe in the future, rather than have a permanant association with the X-Men like Wolverine. Any thoughts?

#2 Posted by Dernman (15086 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it's so much breaking her association with the X-Men so much as introducing her to the larger Marvel Universe. 

#3 Posted by Kairan1979 (16746 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dernman said:
I don't think it's so much breaking her association with the X-Men so much as introducing her to the larger Marvel Universe. 
I agree. But still cancellation of her book is stupid.
#4 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kairan1979 said:

@Dernman said:
I don't think it's so much breaking her association with the X-Men so much as introducing her to the larger Marvel Universe.
I agree. But still cancellation of her book is stupid.

Both of these young sirs are correct.

#5 Edited by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

They're trying build her brand. Can't blame them when she's in something like Marvel Vs Capcom 3. And yeah, her book shouldn't have ended. Quality stuff right there

#6 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope not. I'm not into Avengers at all, and I'd hate to see her leaving the X-books for good to appear mainly in Avengers titles. She would leave behind too many interesting relationships. I do wish that she would have gone on to appear in a X-Men title instead, and I hope that she'll get her own book again someday.

It does seem like Marvel is trying to continue marketing her as a stand-alone character (as opposed to marketing her as a mere member of the X-Men) - which is perfectly fine by me, as long as she's still intercting mainly with X-Men characters. I do like the fact that she's following her own path, but I'd still prefer her to cross other X-Men characters on that path instead of staying with the Avengers. I really don't care a toss about any of the AA characters.

#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think so. I like her appearance in AA so far, and she fits with the characters. That said, I don't think that her appearance in one teen book outside of the X-Men range means that she'll be forever cast with the Avengers. She already has a connection with Steve Rogers, but that didn't stop her from finding Xavier's all by herself. I don't doubt for an instant that she will return to those Men of X again in the not-so-distant future.

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#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92695 posts) - - Show Bio

She's also in the upcoming Circle of Four arc in Venom. So I don't think it's so much them trying to integrate her into the Avengers or any team specifically, so much as introduce her to the Marvel U in general, as was stated earlier.

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#9 Posted by Hysteria (288 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think she'll ever fully break away from the X-Men. Remember that there is an X in her name. Plus I'm looking forward to that Venom arc, it would be the only time I get the Venom series.

#10 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29500 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hysteria said:

I don't think she'll ever fully break away from the X-Men. Remember that there is an X in her name. Plus I'm looking forward to that Venom arc, it would be the only time I get the Venom series.

@The Dark Huntress said:

She's also in the upcoming Circle of Four arc in Venom. So I don't think it's so much them trying to integrate her into the Avengers or any team specifically, so much as introduce her to the Marvel U in general, as was stated earlier.

#11 Posted by OldManJoe (90 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope that they don't put X-23 on the Avengers side. She may have spent some time in AA, but that could not compare to her time with the X-Men and friends she has there. Who knows, maybe she'll have a larger role with the X-Men after the Avengers vs X-Men story is over.

#12 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

- I think Marvel is looking to mix and match certain characters on titles so that the fans of the pieces will be enough to make the whole a success.

- Avengers Academy and X-23 alone struggle in the 20 K sales range, if combined they can get the book into the low 30's they will have one success instead of two cancelled titles.

- IMO AA is a flawed book with a lot of characters I just do not care about, X-23's title got off track but should have been given more time

#13 Posted by rokusan23 (146 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Hysteria said:

I don't think she'll ever fully break away from the X-Men. Remember that there is an X in her name. Plus I'm looking forward to that Venom arc, it would be the only time I get the Venom series.

@The Dark Huntress said:

She's also in the upcoming Circle of Four arc in Venom. So I don't think it's so much them trying to integrate her into the Avengers or any team specifically, so much as introduce her to the Marvel U in general, as was stated earlier.

She's still wearing her X-Force uniform... Does that mean that she still affiliates herself with the X-Men?

#14 Posted by Gawdzilla (376 posts) - - Show Bio

@OldManJoe said:

I really hope that they don't put X-23 on the Avengers side. She may have spent some time in AA, but that could not compare to her time with the X-Men and friends she has there. Who knows, maybe she'll have a larger role with the X-Men after the Avengers vs X-Men story is over.

From what I've read from a couple of Gage's interviews is that X-23 is going to be the key focus of the AA AVX tie-in issues. Which makes sense. Personally I think this will really decide which side she's really on going forward. I'd love to see the AA kids have to battle the X-Kids and see which side Laura picks. Part of me wants to see X-23 fight Surge or Hellion though.

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