Friday, November 4, 2011

The New X-Men...Wolverine and Uncanny #1's

It was a sad week for me and my favorite team of mutants from Marvel. After I couldn't read through half of Wolverine and the X-Men #1 last week, and the cold hard fact that I was so unimpressed with Uncanny X-Men #1 (I got through it), I will be using this new renumbering of the X-Men world as a great place to jump off from all of the X-Books completely.
This is a shame because I have always liked the X-Men, but there are only so many times I can read about mutant genocide, the Purifiers (a church of mutant haters), S.W.O.R.D., the Hellfire Club, rip-off stories from good writers, and in general the same old crap that has dominated the pages of Uncanny X-Men and X-Men for years.
I will admit there was some hope with Matt Fraction's run with art by Greg Land, but even with the change of coast lines and the creation of Utopia it wasn't enough to hold my interest in the titles after the disappointment of Age of X and Schism.
So, I will be saying good-bye to the X-Men until Marvel can realize that we need to have characters develop and mature; not jump from one event, to another crisis, to another epic-ground shattering cross-over, back to another event. We need down time and a chance to see the characters we know and love do something other than the same old repeated garbage. Adieu X-Books.

P.S. Does anyone know why and when Wolverine become such a pussy? If it was in Schism then I really don't care.


  1. I used to love the X-books as well a long long time ago. Over the years I keep trying to get back into them and if its not one thing its another that turns me off. Sometimes like with this relaunch its multiple things.
    1) there are just TOO MANY TITLES. Yes I know I don't have to buy them all, but there is just too much of a chance that things will cross over.
    2) The art style in some of these books is not my cup of tea. I wish there was a more consistent art style across the entire line of books. Say what you will about the 90's, but I never felt like there was that much variation in how characters looked from one book to the next.
    3) Why the heck did you renumber whats going on here? When the X-men split happened 20 years ago they didn't renumber anything. This wasn't necessary and its a turn off.

  2. Richard,

    I couldn't agree with you more. And the art on Wolverine and the X-Men was atrocious so much so that I wouldn't even pick it up if a really great writer was on it. Maybe one day we can enjoy the X-Men, but for now we can spend our money on better books. : P

  3. The conspiracy is that Brock has the worst taste in everything.

  4. Eric,

    You sound a lot like Higgins. That's scary. :P