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I think the major problem when it comes to establishing an ongoing series for a X-Men character, is the absence of the character in the team book. (and of course sometimes the lack of an supporting cast)

Take the Fantastic Four as an example. Every time one member of the team quits, it would be an opportunity for a ongoing solo series. But even if the solo series would work and sales figures would be ok everyone would know that it's only temporary, because the much larger fanbase of the F4-team book is already waiting for characters return. (And YES I know that Ben Grimm had his own series in the 80s)

Knowing that I would say the essential thing for most solo books would be to focus on the characters life while still being in the Team. Otherwise it would be like the death of a flagship character like Batman. Everyone would know that the resurrection is soon to happen. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and GL all have their own lifes and titels besides the JLA, so the X-Men member also needs to have a life apart from the team, because you can't just show the character running around the institute. So the solo character needs to have some special characteristics or abilities. Clark and Bruce of course have some liberties that many minor characters don't have. Flash and Superman have the abbility to pop in and out whenever they like and I think that is a great advange for a multiple series character. Therefore maybe Nightcrawler would be a fitting choice??

But of course there still is the problem with the supporting cast. Personaly I hate it when a character gets his own Mini-series and then the writers create tons of new supporting characters for that series. It's always like "I followed that guys adventures for decades now, so where do all this new guys suddenly come from?!?" Wolverine of course never had that problem. And that's not because of his great backstory. It's because of his whole Lone Wolf attitude. For an ongoing series of a more social X-men member I think only cameo appearances of other members would bridge the lack of an own supporting cast at least at the beginning.

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Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!
I really love the whole 3min-expert idea and I'm always curious what character will be the next one featured.

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@FadeToBlackBolt: I have to admit that the storytelling wasn't really good (especially the cliffhanger solution part that CylonDorado mentioned) and the conclusion was just a teaser for the final crisis event. (which i didn't like at all... very confusing... but it brought new life into the batman series)
 
But I absolutely liked the basic concept of the Amazons as a murderous army of ancient warriors, who could strike Man's world at any time. I did't really like how they degraded this mythological tribe to being just a hidden island nation of heroines. (And how the great Wonder Woman, former goddess of truth became an employee of the Department of Metahuman Affairs). But I think the main problem was the artwork, because it didn't fit into cocept... too colorful...too little emotional depth. I think with a darker tone and a more experienced mini-series writer the story would actually had to potential for a really great arc. 
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Story arcs that pop into my mind:
 
"Amazons Attack!"
"Godwar"
"Rise of the Olympians"
"The Contest & Challenge of Artemis"
"Artemis: Requiem"

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#5  Edited By Obslord

Scott Pilgrim or Expandables... that's a tough one, because I think both movies have the potential for some pretty nostalgic moments....hmm... I have to sleep over it

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To be true I'm actually very suprised that I really like the new Tron Trailer...

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I'm sad 'cause I can't be at SDCC :( but I'm really looking forward to your coverage :)))

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I'm a bit skeptical about a reboot !?! I really liked the reboot of the Batman franchise, but there were 8 years or so between "Batman & Robin" and "Batman Begins" and the last movie by Schumacher was much worse than Raimis "Spider-man 3". And what should I say about that "Superman Retuns" film.... I also don't know what to think about sending Spidey back to school. I hope they don't try a complete reinterpretation of the mythology like they did on "Smallville". I think the that concept works much better in a series, altough I have to confess that I would like to see Harry and Flash again... and of course some good old web-shoooters again.

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@danhimself said:
" I'm really upset that I can't put this on my facebook...I loved it "
why not?????????
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@TheBug: 
I'm with TheBug - smallville got me again. Especially Alans Ring. Doc. Fate & Sandman costumes are also great. Shit, now I have to start watching the new season.
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