domenica 13 settembre 2015


What is happening in these hours at Marvel Comics? In recent months, it has been considerable discussion about the possibility that the mutants were deleted from the Marvel universe after the conclusion of Secret Wars. Fans of the X-Men are rightly concerned about a development that would never put in quotes. The X-Men are a brand that the House of Ideas has exploited, over-exploited has indeed, over the last thirty years.It has produced films, cartoons, free, etc. But maybe now is the time to close the chapter, definitely. The problem is structural and content. We wonder: the authors are still able to create stories that can be a source of fascination for readers? Or maybe the ideas are over and the X-Men can not draw more? If Marvel plans to close or eliminate the mutant characters from his fictional universe, with what or who plan to replace them? These questions are burning debate among fans, who are wondering how the new Marvel Universe after the conclusion of Secret Wars. The answers are not be late. For several months, in fact, they have flourished two new families of new series. The guardians of the galaxy and the Inhumans. With the first we are looking to replace the traditional cosmic titles, with the latter you are trying to do the same thing with the mutants. There's been a demonstrative push by Marvel Comics in the past 18 months to make its Inhuman characters more prominent in its continuity-laden universe, and in the opinion of at least some fans, it's come at the expense of the X-Men. Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso lit up their radars in March teasing that the X-Men would be going to an entirely new world" after Secret Wars. Although Alonso walked those comments back somewhat in the wake of reaction to them, we'll get to that in a minute, new information has been revealed that could provide a possible impetus for the X-Men to leave ushered out - albeit indirectly - by the Inhumans. In this week's new preview of October's Extraordinary X-Men #1, Storm tells Jean Grey that the recently released Terrigen Mists from Inhumanity does more than just unlock Inhumans' latent abilities: it kills mutants, and then some. So what, no more mutants?
Storm's no scientist, but if you take her words at face value it could mean a big changes in the Marvel landscape and yes, we say landscape on purpose. Readers will of course recall 2006's House of M and  Decimation events had similar effect, effectively capping the mutant race at 198 with all others many killed or depowered. At the time, then-Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada told Newsarama that he and other editors pushed the change because "There are just way too many friggin' mutants in the Marvel Universe!" Since that time, the storyline reduction in mutants was abated somewhat with several mutants regaining their powers, and the change wholly reversed with 2011-2012's Avengers: The Children's Crusade. But now it seems the X-Men are being shepherded to a new status quo which puts them at odds with the Inhumans, who have grown in recent months to share many of the same story elements. Back to those comments by Alonso, "The X-Men office is taking the opportunity of Secret Wars to build an entire new world for the characters - to create a shared universe within the X-books that's set off by a huge event/incident/surprise," the E-i-C said in March. "At that point, they're going to introduce a new team that feels unlike anything you've seen before. It'll be... 'extraordinary.'" While Secret Wars has established Marvel Earth is the center of the Marvel's Universe, Alonso's original comments and their follow-up could be interpreted mean that the X-Men could vacate Earth proper for a new world, while still remaining an "integral part of the Marvel Universe. The solicitations for December's All-New X-Men #3 give a preview of what's to come: "As Storm and her team whisk Earth’s remaining mutants away to safe haven, the original X-Men do just the opposite: emboldened by super heroic ideals, the All-New X-Men set out on the road to save their world and write their own futures. The X-Men or the few that you will see in a while, therefore, will not be that occasional appearances of the new Marvel Universe. In the coming years we will read many new series tied almost exclusively to the Inhumans and Guardians of Galaxy. Jack Santorum.

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