X-Men series and AvX

#1 Posted by griffin739 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does it seem like some of the comics are ignoring whats going on in AvX. X-Men vol 3 seems to be doing it and I don't understand. I get Uncanny X-Force doing it because of all of the backdoor dealings and what not. How can one of the main X titles ignore everything???

#2 Posted by Jeanniebird (115 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't ask, just be grateful :p

#3 Posted by Osian2 (455 posts) - - Show Bio

When the higher ups at Marvel asked the writers if they wanted to work on AVX the clever ones walked away

#4 Posted by griffin739 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya I guess I get that, it has become pretty ludicrous, but still having Colossus screwing around in the ocean when he's supposed to be part of the Phoenix is a little annoying.

#5 Posted by papad1992 (6815 posts) - - Show Bio

@Osian2 said:

When the higher ups at Marvel asked the writers if they wanted to work on AVX the clever ones walked away

Funny but sad....

#6 Edited by allthatsgeek (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@griffin739 said:

Why does it seem like some of the comics are ignoring whats going on in AvX. X-Men vol 3 seems to be doing it and I don't understand. I get Uncanny X-Force doing it because of all of the backdoor dealings and what not. How can one of the main X titles ignore everything???

A: These books were already in the middle of a story-arc that needs to wrap before the book ends, and couldn't be integrated into the current crossover. The events take place prior to AvX.

I think the better question, is: "Why is a book that falls out of sync with current continuity SO MUCH BETTER than the huge mega event that is supposed to blow us away?"

#7 Posted by Nightcrawler23 (775 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the point in MARVEL even having ongoing series if every other arc is a tie-in to a crossover?

#8 Posted by Umbraa (915 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends. Real talk AvX is selling greatly. The books not involved are the ones that are not moving the mega plot into the next status quo.

#9 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7206 posts) - - Show Bio

@griffin739 said:

Why does it seem like some of the comics are ignoring whats going on in AvX. X-Men vol 3 seems to be doing it and I don't understand. I get Uncanny X-Force doing it because of all of the backdoor dealings and what not. How can one of the main X titles ignore everything???

(Apologies if i come as a rude b*tch)

Not sure why this is a problem, ever since Gischler took the reigns over that title, he tried to make it a main series with Vampires being their main antagonists but it never worked, it just turned into a writer having some silly obsession with an unfathomable new "trend" which caused several readers to stray away. The title "X-Men" doesn't neccessarily mean it's going to be a main title, it's purpose was to integrate Marvel's Mightiest Mutants with the rest of the MU, it worked, for some time, but it wasn't enough to have solid fans. During all the major events like FIS and even Schism, the title never tied-in, Marvel always had it doing its own thing and that's how it's been. Now, with Brian Wood taking over, this title is the BEST it's been since creation, stellar characterization with character development every other issue, the team dynamic feels natural and under only two issues, it's turned into a must-read.

Wood explicitly made it clear that nothing AvX affects his story, and, honestly, that's a fantastic thing. That's more than you could ask for because AvX is the worst Marvel event in years, you wouldn't want that nonsense of a "story" affecting a good title, which is why fan-favorites and superb titles like X-Factor, Uncanny X-Force and this title are staying out of it, regardless of if the characters involved are featured in the event, it shouldn't really matter.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened, with Ellis' run of Astonishing X-Men, none of their exploits were ever mentioned in other X-Titles, nor was that title involved in major events except for when it was Whdeon's flagship. Correlation isn't really a thing with X-Titles of today, what with there being so many, so writers tend to keep themselves, LOL. Except for Uncanny X-Force and Wolverine and The X-Men, and, partially, X-Men and Uncanny X-Men.

If we were to follow the supposed continuity of AvX, none of the characters featured in X-Men would be around for that book, Storm would have been in Wakanda fighting at some point, Domino also would have been in Wundagore Mountain or something, like you pointed out, Colossus would be all Phoenix'y, Psylocke would also be fighting and Pixie should have been at the Avengers Academy.

Point being: it's not a main X-Title and never has been. The main X-Titles are suffering badly because of this event.

But, like : said - I think the better question, is: "Why is a book that falls out of sync with current continuity SO MUCH BETTER than the huge mega event that is supposed to blow us away?".

#10 Edited by allthatsgeek (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane: Ironically, I didn't have a problem with the X-Men taking on the vampires, I at least thought it was something different (at least they aren't fighting toad, avalance and the blob, amirite?), if not a bit gimmicky. That's the nature of the beast I guess, gotta get people in with what's hot, marketing trends and demographics and numbers and science and stuff.I thought it was cool to see Mutants dealing with non-mutant issues, which perhaps straight from that segued into the extinction team.

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