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WonderCon 2012: Marvel Announces X-Treme X-Men

Marvel unveils the decision to launch an all new X-Men title featuring Dazzler, Kid Nightcrawler and more.

It's no question that the X-Men are one of the most successful Marvel properties, so it wasn't much of a surprise to anyone when the publisher revealed the decision to launch a whole new title featuring some popular X-characters. We know what you're thinking (because we thought it too), there are already so many X-titles, right? Yet according to writer Greg Pak, this book promises to be different.

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We're going all new, all the time,” Pak promises, “The joy of a book like X-TREME X-MEN is that literally anything can happen—we're running wild, pressing all the danger buttons, and pushing our characters to their limits. So as much as I love so many of the existing alternate Marvel realities, we're going to cut loose as creators as well and dream up new worlds that feed our big storyline and create the right kind of crises for our characters' emotional arcs.

The book will bring some very interesting X- characters to the forefront including Kid Nightcrawler, Dazzler, and alternate universe versions of both Emma Frost and Armor who you might recall seeing recently from Pak's ASTONISHING X-MEN. Now, you very well can't feature alternate universe versions of some of Marvel's most popular characters and not expect to see them jump from one dimension to the next, right? Pak's new series will see these characters do exactly that: take on threats on more than one dimension, which should definitely be interesting.

XTREME X-MEN will be written by Greg Pak and drawn by artist Stephen Segovia and will launch this July. For those wondering whether these stories will connect with the regular Marvel Universe, the answer is yes.

What do you think of Pak's new upcoming series? What of the decision to give Dazzler a more prominent role? Are you looking forward to this book?

Source: Marvel

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Posted by jsphsmth

And we are supposed to believe that this isn't Marvel's response to DC's Earth-2 series. Multiverse anyone?

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Posted by butters911

I do love me some Dazzler

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Posted by Gordo789

better stock up on the doritos and mountain dew. it's going to be XTREME!!!! :-/

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Posted by TDK_1997

I don't think that this will be anything different than any other X-Men book but I will give it a try.

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Posted by brucecapell

exiles under a 90s title

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Posted by sinful

Since canceling U-Xmen becuz of Greg Land...it's good that I can replace an X-Title with another one. Awesome looks sweet.

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Posted by Notathug78

So what is this going to be something like the Exiles comic?

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Posted by cmaprice

...So, the Exiles, but not the Exiles?

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Posted by webofthornns

Dazzler and Kid Nightcrawler? I'm in

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Posted by SevanGrim

soooo.... nothing new on Marvels end. OK.

lol seriously? I can kinda understand revamping the idea, but they couldnt even create a new name? Why does marvel even have a creative team when all their ideas are "Put Wolverine or deadpool or Spiderman on it"? comon you guys...

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Posted by ReVamp

I already commented on what I thought of this.

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Posted by RedSteel15

Maybe I should get this...

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Posted by Solarflare32

We may still get sage back yet

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Posted by mysticflame

I remember the original series that was called X-treme X-men, but this seems like it will be entirely different.

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Posted by RedOwl_1

Mmm... sounds very familiar; been here, done that....

@jsphsmth said:

And we are supposed to believe that this isn't Marvel's response to DC's Earth-2 series. Multiverse anyone?

Oh that´s why results so familiar, now we now it: Marvel is getting copycat

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Posted by Miss_Garrick

1: Kid Nighcrawler?!? The HECK?!?

2: Ripping off Exiles much?

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Posted by Baddamdog

Just...why? That arc wasn't even good.

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Posted by MrMazz

wait so Xiles but not the Xiles. Comics confuse me sometimes

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Posted by DATNIGGA

ummm.. ok

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Posted by RoninLoganX

I'm actually excited about this. Exiles was one of my favorite series. Hopefully this'll be just as good.

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Posted by Death Certificate

Hype killed :(

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Posted by sentryman555

@Grim said:

soooo.... nothing new on Marvels end. OK.

lol seriously? I can kinda understand revamping the idea, but they couldnt even create a new name? Why does marvel even have a creative team when all their ideas are "Put Wolverine or deadpool or Spiderman on it"? comon you guys...

This.

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Posted by Bestostero

when will dazzler get a break...

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Posted by krazyman27

I don't care what dimension you go to, that mustache will always be a good look.

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Posted by TheCrowbar

So this is how they're going to have Emma and Wolverine make out. I was wondering when they were going to get to it.

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Posted by pspin

Well Dazzler and AU Armor sound interesting but Wolverine really needs to stop being in every X-title, regardless of what reality he is from

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

If Dazzler is going to be in the series I will preobably buy the first issue

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Posted by AngeTheDude

It IS Greg Pak but then it's just another X-book. I'm tired of X-men at this point.

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Posted by sora_thekey

So... Exiles?

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Posted by jordama

so confused.

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Posted by charlieboy

is this the 616 dazzler or an alternate? either way i am excited. dazz has needed some spotlight for a long time. i really love the character and i feel her appearances in uncanny have downplayed how powerful she is. so i hope she gets a chance to shine.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@jsphsmth said:

And we are supposed to believe that this isn't Marvel's response to DC's Earth-2 series. Multiverse anyone?

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Posted by LordRequiem

I don't remember seeing X-treme x-men as one of the eight comicbooks from those split posters, whose side will these be on I wonder?

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Posted by Sobe Cin

@jsphsmth: I thought the Ultimate line was already their answer to Earth 2?

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Posted by CATPANEXE
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Posted by DanialCarroll

Multiverse stuff just doesn't interest me at all. I don't read Ultimates, I never wanted to read AoA, and I'm hating the recent Uncanny X-Force arc. I'm 616 all the way :P

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Posted by The Impersonator

This series sounds like Exiles. Another sliding moment. =P

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Posted by saoakden

Series X-Men have a lot of titles out. Some are being cancelled, and some titles are coming back. This might be interesting. I might check it out.

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Posted by jrock85

Call me when Sage shows up.

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Posted by Mercy_

@LordRequiem said:

I don't remember seeing X-treme x-men as one of the eight comicbooks from those split posters, whose side will these be on I wonder?

That's because this team and book hadn't been announced back then.

They won't be on either team, because it's basically Exiles. It's doubtful that any of their stories will be taking place in 616. The Schism more than likely will have absolutely no bearing on this book.

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Posted by blackair9

uhm no ,,,just no

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I think the fact that Greg Pak is taking this on is the only redeeming factor in this whole upcoming series. Other than that, its just another X-Title to me.

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Posted by Mercy_

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

I think the fact that Greg Pak is taking this on is the only redeeming factor in this whole upcoming series. Other than that, its just another X-Title to me.

Really? Despite the fact that it doesn't even tie in with the other X-Men titles or the 616 universe for that matter? I mean, I understand people eschewing books because they don't want to deal with all the wrapped in continuity or the inevitable tie-ins to events, but as an alternate reality book, this will have none of that.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@The Dark Huntress: I know, but continuity issues never do faze me that much. I mean I'll probably never pick up the title (and not because I don't wanna, its more a $$$ issue), but with Greg Pak at the helm I think it would be interesting still.

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Posted by FoxxFireArt

I really wonder if it is the wise choice to further fracture your reader base by making yet another X-title series. Sure, it's fun to have something sitting outside of continuity. X-FACTOR has be doing that to rather impressive effect. Still, this just seems like another shot at reviving EXILES with a twist. It would be more interesting to take new and really exciting looks at heroes in this universe. They may try that, but isn't this need why they have the Ultimate universe?

The idea is that if something is popular to just make more of it, but does that really work? You're just splitting your readers apart and making them decide one book over another.

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Posted by Dedpool

Exiles Redux?

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Posted by doddy

Emma!

I'm in!!!

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Posted by KidSupreme

ill be checking this out too!!

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Posted by Shoe

@Dedpool: If that's the case I'm IN!

Loved me some exiles!

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Posted by BatWatch

It sounds like the Exiles. Why not just bring back the Exiles?

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