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Posted by time1 (6208 posts) 3 years, 7 months ago

Poll: What should happen to Wolverine and the X-Men (40 votes)

Should the title be cancel 45%
Get a new writer and artist( Marvel should sacked Jason Aaron) 38%
Change the line up 13%
Something esle. 5%
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#1 Posted by time1 (6208 posts) - - Show Bio

If title had a better writer, the series might be good.

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#2 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

Going with Option 2.

Title could be good if Jason was off it.

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#3 Posted by Dernman (22126 posts) - - Show Bio

New Writer and change the name. I never want to see a Wolverine top billing the X-Men again.

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#4 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

New Writer and change the name. I never want to see a Wolverine top billing the X-Men again.

Same

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#5 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2319 posts) - - Show Bio

New writer

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#6 Edited by judasnixon (11244 posts) - - Show Bio

Change everything! The writer, the artist, the characters, the title, everything, change it all......

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#7 Posted by God_Spawn (40620 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm borderline stuck between options 1 and 2. I would love to see the title succeed and give it a new writer and artist. Then again, I feel like it's lost all hope and Marvel should just cut their losses and cancel. Keep it all in ANXM and leave it to Bendis. Oh, dear God, I can't believe I said that...

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#8 Posted by Dman1366 (1328 posts) - - Show Bio

I think sacking the man is not a good idea. I currently love Aaron's Thor: God of Thunder. Soo.....

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#9 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

@dman1366 said:

I think sacking the man is not a good idea. I currently love Aaron's Thor: God of Thunder. Soo.....

He could be kicked off of X-Men and still continue to write Thor. Marvel does it all the time.

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#10 Posted by Dman1366 (1328 posts) - - Show Bio

@phoenixofthetides: I agree, I think that the syntax of the poll needs to be revised. As it stands, it sounds as if the vote is for sacking Aaron all together; rather than sacking him from the X-Men.

On a tangent, however, I hope that Brian Woods can bring a better light to the x-verse

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#11 Posted by John Valentine (16467 posts) - - Show Bio

This title is just awful. Everything about it sucks: it's not just Aaron's abysmal writing.

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BOOK DEATH

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#12 Edited by Dayvid3 (918 posts) - - Show Bio

Lose the obnoxious title. It worked for spider man and his amazing friends but this is so commercialistic, it gag's me out the door. Beyond that it seems rather aimless. The o5 have their own book. Make it all about kid apocalypse, omega, and gladiator, (wow do they really have 3 'kids'), and they can lunchtime brawl with the kid hellfire club

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#13 Posted by time1 (6208 posts) - - Show Bio

It should focuse on new students only.Get rid of Wolverine title.

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#14 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7699 posts) - - Show Bio

Change the writer. It's got the potential to be such an amazing title, but idek what Aaron's problem is.

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#15 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6528 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancel this title, since there's already "All New All Different X-Men" out there and create a new title that actually focuses on the students.

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#16 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7699 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancelling ANXM would actually be a better choice. For the sake of it.

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#17 Posted by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancel this title, since there's already "All New All Different X-Men" out there and create a new title that actually focuses on the students.

Cancelling ANXM would actually be a better choice. For the sake of it.

I'm enjoying ANXM, so far, but it does seem like these two books mixed up their jerseys in the locker room, since WatX-men is (at least) actually about new characters. Well, has new characters in it.

I do think it's worth pointing out that "change nothing, I'm enjoying this book" was not an option in this poll. Surely this book has some fans.

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#18 Posted by Yung ANcient One (5265 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only read the first 2 volumes of the series, but I've enjoyed them so far.

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#19 Posted by ChocolateFrogs (194 posts) - - Show Bio

I had been enjoying everything up to the circus brainwashing. That arc was a little weird for X-Men standards. And unfortunately I'm not seeing enough character development among the students in the Savage Land arc, I'm beginning to wonder what the point is. To the extent that I might drop the title and pick up something else, but I loved everything pre-AvX (and the Doop issue). If Aaron is struggling for fun stories that harken back to the first few volumes, then he needs to get back in gear. Or Marvel should put someone else that's great on the title.

So I voted change the line-up. Less focus on Wolverine, more on the students that make up the school. Bring them to the forefront and make the title fun again.

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#20 Posted by fodigg (6240 posts) - - Show Bio

I still like this book a lot, but I want more momentum. I've lost sight on the "big arc" of the book because various events are overshadowing it.

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#21 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7699 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Lol. Cancelling would be the better option for me. And it does have fans, but so little, and they're an unhinged few.

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#22 Edited by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Lol. Cancelling would be the better option for me. And it does have fans, but so little, and they're an unhinged few.

haha! well, I could take it or leave it (although I have been liking it more and more lately), so I won't take that personally.

But I do have friends who count it as their favorite of the current X-books, and, though they have some wacky tastes, I've never had reason to question their sanity. In either case, I'm sure some people would've voted for it to remain the way it is.

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#23 Edited by Daycrawler (556 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Lol. Cancelling would be the better option for me. And it does have fans, but so little, and they're an unhinged few.

Hmmmm, evidence would suggest otherwise.

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#24 Posted by Daycrawler (556 posts) - - Show Bio

@rabbitearsblog said:

Cancel this title, since there's already "All New All Different X-Men" out there and create a new title that actually focuses on the students.

@ageofhurricane said:

Cancelling ANXM would actually be a better choice. For the sake of it.

I'm enjoying ANXM, so far, but it does seem like these two books mixed up their jerseys in the locker room, since WatX-men is (at least) actually about new characters. Well, has new characters in it.

I do think it's worth pointing out that "change nothing, I'm enjoying this book" was not an option in this poll. Surely this book has some fans.

Indeed. Bit of a biased poll I think. For me, it's a so-so title that's always enlivened by Bradshaw when he is on art duties (tho the circus arc was too far for me, even with Bradshaw).

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#25 Edited by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler said:

I do think it's worth pointing out that "change nothing, I'm enjoying this book" was not an option in this poll. Surely this book has some fans.

Indeed. Bit of a biased poll I think. For me, it's a so-so title that's always enlivened by Bradshaw when he is on art duties (tho the circus arc was too far for me, even with Bradshaw).

The circus arc was a low point, to be sure. Bradshaw's hit or miss for me anyway, and his art did nothing to help that story, in my mind.

That said, prior to AvsX, I was pretty into this book. Then there was the Doop story (issue 17), and I started to think it could be good again. Then came the circus arc which I thought sucked, and I almost dropped it, but issue 24 was fun, so I stayed on. I didn't like the issue about Wolverine's brother (26), but otherwise I think the latest arc (25-28) was decent; so, overall, I'd say that, after much inconsistency, this series has started getting better again.

Thing is, I think everyone realized right away that this book wasn't for everyone. I haven't liked every issue or every arc, but every issue's had something I liked. And there are some elements that do nothing for me, but I see others appreciating. So, given that it's main theme is being, well, quirky, I think it's largely a matter of individual taste over actual quality.

Everyone knows that this is the book that embraces the really silly side of the X-men that's often been glossed over or ignored, and most X-fans appreciates at least some part of that, yet it's that quality that is most often criticized about the book.

Anyway, yeah, I do think this poll is unfairly presumptuous. But whatever.

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#26 Edited by Dman1366 (1328 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancelling ANXM would actually be a better choice. For the sake of it.

Bias of my love for this book, save the AvX and Circus arc, aside, I agree with this. Why they feel the need to have so many dopplegangers, I will never know. Hopefully the X story arc during the fall will solve this.

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#28 Edited by Silver_Raven (390 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe if and when Wolverine dies this book will too. Or perhaps just be re-titled and given a new creative team. I wonder if they will come up with a new adjective for it.

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#29 Posted by Daycrawler (556 posts) - - Show Bio

@daycrawler: Evidence of what ?

That the book has few fans. And that they are unhinged. I'm extremely well hinged thank you very much.

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#30 Posted by Howard_Go (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Aaron's Thor it's in my top 5 but this book lost me awhile ago the only reason I would even pick it up is because Quentin Quire.

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#31 Edited by GonnaRain (758 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancel it. Or change it into a book that focus solely on the students (the real ones, no the O5) of the JGS. Give them some real development, not just for Quentin, but also the rest. Take Wolverine out of the picture, FOREVER, give Rachel a chance to shine for once, present a little more of the staff aside from Kitty, Wolvie and Storm.

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#32 Posted by lykopis (10868 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm borderline stuck between options 1 and 2. I would love to see the title succeed and give it a new writer and artist. Then again, I feel like it's lost all hope and Marvel should just cut their losses and cancel. Keep it all in ANXM and leave it to Bendis. Oh, dear God, I can't believe I said that...

I can.

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I like the book -- just want more focus on the students since there's nothing out there where they are the focus (and I am talking about old and new students -- thank goodness Bendis doesn't have his hands on this title.)

Keep it around -- it'll get better once they realize it's the students that matter to the readership (mostly).

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#33 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6528 posts) - - Show Bio

Cancel it. Or change it into a book that focus solely on the students (the real ones, no the O5) of the JGS. Give them some real development, not just for Quentin, but also the rest. Take Wolverine out of the picture, FOREVER, give Rachel a chance to shine for once, present a little more of the staff aside from Kitty, Wolvie and Storm.

Definitely agree with this! There really needs to be an X-Title that actually focuses on the students for once and not on the same characters in every book. It feels like the students have been thrown to the side ever since "New X-Men" ended its run.