How many X-Books post NOW ???

#1 Posted by Spawn92 (284 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still wrapping my head around which mutant books are getting cancelled, renewed, created during the NOW! initiative. As far as I know, the series of books is going to look like this by february/march:

- Uncanny X-Men

- Wolverine and the X-Men

- All New X-Men (the main book from what Ive read)

- X-Men Legacy

- Astonishing X-Men

- Uncanny X-Force

- Cable and the X-Force

- X-Treme X-Men

- X-Men (still going?)

- Savage Wolverine

- Wolverine

- Gambit (mini?)

- Age of Apocalypse

- A + X

- Uncanny Avengers (kind of X-men related)

I know that New Mutants is getting cancelled, and that Deadpool has distanced itself from other mutant related books. Am I missing anything? is there a new series starting or a cancellation I am not aware of? any help with this would be appreciated!

#2 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Men is getting cancelled at #45 I think.

#3 Posted by time (4913 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

X-Men is getting cancelled at #45 I think.

I think Astonishing X-Men is as well.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Spawn92: Gambit is an ongoing

#5 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7266 posts) - - Show Bio

@time said:

@tomchu said:

X-Men is getting cancelled at #45 I think.

I think Astonishing X-Men is as well.

I think not to both statements. X-Men is ending at ish 41, was supposedly meant to receive the NOW! treatment but Marvel's Sales Director was telling a lie. Astonishing's not getting a cancellation either, if anything, it should receive permanent cancellation while shipping Cecilia and Karma to more character sustainable titles.

#6 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane said:

@time said:

@tomchu said:

X-Men is getting cancelled at #45 I think.

I think Astonishing X-Men is as well.

I think not to both statements. X-Men is ending at ish 41, was supposedly meant to receive the NOW! treatment but Marvel's Sales Director was telling lie. Astonishing's not getting a cancellation either, if anything, it should receive permanent cancellation while shipping Cecilia and Karma to more character sustainable titles.

So Marvel's downsizing their X-titles?

FINALLY.

#7 Posted by TDK_1997 (14471 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of them that you have pointed out are ongoings,not new series.

#8 Posted by poisonfleur (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone please list the titles and roosters of each?

Thank you.

#9 Posted by Spawn92 (284 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane said:

@time said:

@tomchu said:

X-Men is getting cancelled at #45 I think.

I think Astonishing X-Men is as well.

I think not to both statements. X-Men is ending at ish 41, was supposedly meant to receive the NOW! treatment but Marvel's Sales Director was telling lie. Astonishing's not getting a cancellation either, if anything, it should receive permanent cancellation while shipping Cecilia and Karma to more character sustainable titles.

I think I read this somewhere too. Something along the lines of Chamber and a few others joining the team. Then again, I could've been reading about one of the other 85 XMen books.

#10 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7266 posts) - - Show Bio

@Spawn92: Oh, that's still happening. But it was supposed to get the treatment after cancellation, if that's that two-parter arc is the duration for the treatment...then wow. lol.

#11 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8901 posts) - - Show Bio

There are a lot more NOW than ever

#12 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7594 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol amazing, I had wondered how many were out there now but this is ridiculous.

#13 Posted by Spawn92 (284 posts) - - Show Bio

@haydenclaireheroes said:

There are a lot more NOW than ever

Agreed, sometimes I just sit back and MARVEL at the sheer number of X-books.

@Omega Ray Jay said:

Lol amazing, I had wondered how many were out there now but this is ridiculous.

Also agree. However I think there are a few of these books that wont last long. I can only see Savage Wolverine going for a few months before the gimmick loses it's flare. I also can't see All New lasting that long. There can only be so many Cyclops, beasts, and icemen running around the Marvel U!

#14 Posted by wmwadeii (3224 posts) - - Show Bio

I read their will be another Uncanny X-force launched in the Marvel Now along with Cable & X-Force. Two separate teams similar to how they do the Avengers books.

#15 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

Sheesh, there's already too many X-Men books as it is! Sooner or later, Marvel will have to cancel some of these titles.

#16 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

I know its kinda soon but,

Should Marvel cancel X-Men Legacy? It seems to have received a lot of negative reception since its release, and being slightly bias here, I didn't like Gage's X-Men Legacy :\ Personally, Mike Carey worked it so much better.

I think X-Men Legacy's creative team needs a change. The book is so chaotic, art and story-wise.

#17 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

I know its kinda soon but,

Should Marvel cancel X-Men Legacy? It seems to have received a lot of negative reception since its release, and being slightly bias here, I didn't like Gage's X-Men Legacy :\ Personally, Mike Carey worked it so much better.

I think X-Men Legacy's creative team needs a change. The book is so chaotic, art and story-wise.

I am of a different mindset but I do have to agree it's not getting a great response. I guess the jump to Legion as a focal character and a complete abandoning of Rogue and gang might have put off a few people. I am hoping people give it a chance who haven't tried yet, it's something new and outside of what's going on (somewhat) and can be something of a breath of fresh air for those who are frustrated with the direction of other books.

#18 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@tomchu said:

I know its kinda soon but,

Should Marvel cancel X-Men Legacy? It seems to have received a lot of negative reception since its release, and being slightly bias here, I didn't like Gage's X-Men Legacy :\ Personally, Mike Carey worked it so much better.

I think X-Men Legacy's creative team needs a change. The book is so chaotic, art and story-wise.

I am of a different mindset but I do have to agree it's not getting a great response. I guess the jump to Legion as a focal character and a complete abandoning of Rogue and gang might have put off a few people. I am hoping people give it a chance who haven't tried yet, it's something new and outside of what's going on (somewhat) and can be something of a breath of fresh air for those who are frustrated with the direction of other books.

Fact is, Rogue fans were disappointed, yes, but what made me sad was that this book was kind of a letdown. Legion has so much potential, so much unexplored ground, and I wouldve thought Marvel NOW! would have let new writers reinvent old characters, especially Legion who has been bumming around every now and then with the same problems he's had since the 80s, while Rogue had significant character development. I'm going to watch Legacy from the background, and if Legion doesn't grow over time, then I'll be REALLY disapointed.

#19 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu:

That is exactly my take on it as well! I am staying optimistic and hoping it will pick up in the next two issues. Legion really is amazing and pretty much fell from the scene. If anything, there should have been a better build up and gradual changing of the guard so to speak.

Rogue is my favourite character, so believe me when I say, I really hate they took her off Legacy. Thanks for responding to me.

#20 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@tomchu:

That is exactly my take on it as well! I am staying optimistic and hoping it will pick up in the next two issues. Legion really is amazing and pretty much fell from the scene. If anything, there should have been a better build up and gradual changing of the guard so to speak.

Rogue is my favourite character, so believe me when I say, I really hate they took her off Legacy. Thanks for responding to me.

I'm looking at the first story arc (5/6 issues), and if its bad, I'll drop it until I hear some good raves about it, then maybe pick it up.

My favourite bit from Legacy was before Legacy, when Rogue was leading her own team. Why? Because she grew the hell up, used unconventional characters in her team, had Cannonball and Iceman, Chris Bachelo's art, and most importantly, she told Cyclops "Shut the hell up, I'm leading my own team", and that takes balls.

#21 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

@lykopis said:

@tomchu:

That is exactly my take on it as well! I am staying optimistic and hoping it will pick up in the next two issues. Legion really is amazing and pretty much fell from the scene. If anything, there should have been a better build up and gradual changing of the guard so to speak.

Rogue is my favourite character, so believe me when I say, I really hate they took her off Legacy. Thanks for responding to me.

I'm looking at the first story arc (5/6 issues), and if its bad, I'll drop it until I hear some good raves about it, then maybe pick it up.

My favourite bit from Legacy was before Legacy, when Rogue was leading her own team. Why? Because she grew the hell up, used unconventional characters in her team, had Cannonball and Iceman, Chris Bachelo's art, and most importantly, she told Cyclops "Shut the hell up, I'm leading my own team", and that takes balls.

Yep -- exactly why I adored it.

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