So it appears a revelation has been made on the XX teaser we debuted last week. Looks like we are getting an all female X team, but the book is still called X-Men, interesting. While the line up does appear to be a who’s who of female X characters, I think the addition of X-23 may have rounded out the line up even better. Also, kudos to Twitter friend @ComicBookKidUK for calling the female angle on his blog. On another note, even though I love Brian Wood, mostly thank to Dark Horse and Star Wars, there seems to be way too many X books already competing for your dollars. I’m starting to get the feeling that MarvelNOW! is not only a money grab, but may be diluting their own products.
Regardless, here’s what Marvel is saying about their new book:
This April, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue & Psylocke redefine what it means to be a Child of the Arom in X-Men #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series by the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Wood (Ultimate Comics X-Men) and artist Oliver Coipel (Avengers VS. X-Men)! As part of Marvel NOW!, X-Men joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to Earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the Earth’s survival…or its destruction! With an imminent alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister around the corner, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life in the Marvel Universe!
As much as I love the influx of women readers into the comic threshold, I am hoping this is not a cheap way to draw them in. With excellent titles like Captain Marvel out there, I see no need to pander to them, trust me, the female readers are way too smart for that.
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