Monday, November 13, 2017

Marvel Announces New 'X-Men Red' Ongoing with Jean Grey


The X-Men are getting a new color-coded title in February with X-Men: Red from writer Tom Taylor and artist Mahmud Asrar, with covers from Travis Charest.

X-Men: Red will focus on a team led by Jean Grey after her return in Phoenix: Resurrection. No further information about the plot or cast of X-Men: Red has been announced.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a horrible costume for Jean, could be more black or all red, without blue.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

LMAO 😂! Is this supposed to nostalgic for blue/gold era Jean? This costume is justbas bad as the one. Possibly worse. Marvel needs to stop beating the good/blue horse. The 80s were the X-Men's best years. The 90s were one things started to go to hell due to oversaturation.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Jean looks like a sentinel.

Finn said...

Glad she's back ! Now all we need is Scott, Logan and Xavier :3 and nobody dying again.

Anonymous said...

Should stayed dead

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

That's the problem. No stakes or impact in a world of war. This is why the X-Men are no longer interesting. The dead should remain that way and the story should move on versys retreading to rehash played out trope.

FSaker said...

@Finn - Logan and Xavier are coming back soon, too; Logan in the Legacy event, Xavier in Astonishing X-Men (confirmed by Marvel itself). Scott unfortunately isn't returning from the dead so soon, though; there are no plans to bring him back yet.

zerophyte said...

Xavier and Logan coming back?? Interesting. I figured Old Man Logan was going to be the new norm moving forward? Whats going to happen to Laura Kinney being Wolverine? Will she go back to X-23 and swap costumes again?

FSaker said...

@zerophyte - Good questions. I guess so, yes - either that, or Logan will adopt a new codename (or just use his "real" name), but even if it happens, I doubt Laura would be able to keep the Wolverine codename for long. And honestly, I prefer this way: she's great as X-23; the only thing she gets by being called "Wolverine" is a short-term boost due to the codename (which already should have lost its appeal by now).

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@Rahsaan Chisolm - I agree in part, but the problem of the dead remaining dead is that whoever was attached to them may lose interest in the franchise. I mean, would we still be following the X-Men had Marvel had kept Psylocke dead after the Vargas story? I think I wouldn't.

If I remember correctly, one of the appeals of the Ultimate line was exactly providing an universe where stakes were high and death was for real (that and the more modern looks and cynical world view). It worked for a good time, but as soon as the quality of the books started to decrease, so did the interest of the readers, as there was no real attachment to the characters (except for Spider-Man).

FSaker said...

Oh, cool, the post has been edited with the team cover!

Let's see: we have Jean (obviously), X-23 (...Wolverine?), X-23's sidekick, Nezhno (I'm really surprised Tom Taylor remembered him; Nezhno could be a great addition to this team), Nightcrawler (so I guess he'll be leaving Kitty's team... can't say I blame him), and two people I'm not sure if are new characters or returning ones.

The woman has a beauty mark on her face, and I don't remember any X-Woman that has one. Does Dust have a beauty mark, maybe? Then again, if it's Dust, I wonder why she's not covering her hair, her face and especially her cleavage area.

As for the man in green, he seems to have pointy ears. I can only think of Northstar and Namor - but Northstar's hair is gray-ish and this guy seems to have black hair, and I don't think Namor would want to be in the X-Men again so soon (especially being led by a woman notoriously known as the host of the same entity under whose influence he fought the Avengers and nearly destroyed Wakanda). So who knows, this may be a new character.

MellyMel said...

Yeah you're right. I pretty sure thats Namor in the background in green. There is a fish scale detail on his costume.

zerophyte said...

This is kind of a off topic question, but does anyone have a reading order for X-Men ResurrXion after issues #10 for X-Men Blue, Gold and any other accompanying X-Books? I usually follow comicbookherald.com , but their reading order is somewhat behind the times. Thanks!

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

FSaker, I actually have stopped reading. I only keep up via this site and I enjoy talking to you all. You know my problems with Kwannon/Psylocke, so we won't rehash the body wars, but Marvel's insistence of fake diversity/veiled fetish there is one of the reasons I have stopped buying and reading. And Instill do think dead remaining dead moves story along and brings new characters who come and go, like real life which is far more interesting.


By the way, in this updated team image, Jean looks even more like a Setinal with her glowing hand.

Finn said...

Yes the dead should remain dead but not in comics, specially not when they kill the top guns major characters of a series just because political interests against a movie studio (FOX). And what makes x-men comics bad is bad writting such as the above menioned.

Finn said...

Thanks for the info (YES!) :)

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Finn,

I actually think the dead staying dead is what moves story along and has impact. This is why Saga is the best comic out and possibly ever written. To me, at least. However, that being said, I'm increasingly biased as I get older and drifting further away from superhero comics. I guess I can see why the dead return in superhero comics as you need constant heroes and villains. Saga is so much more complex that that with no one being all good or all evil.

It's interesting as I feel beholden to the X-Men and have loved them all my life, but these days I really cannot get motivated to read them. I love talking to you guys here and for years I used to get excited by the prospect of the books evolving, but I realize that for at least a good 20 years now, they have not. I think I keep coming here and looking for news to see if that will change, but I doubt it will.

That being said, I do love the community we've got here around our favorite X-Man. That being said, she is not even exciting me any more. I just come here, because I find our witty banter about it all fun and, because most of you have a wealth of appreciation for the X-Men heydays of the 80s when the franchise was its best.

Unknown said...

But Saga, unlike X-Men, is creator-owned. It's a story with a beginning and an ending.

X-Men, on the other hand, will keep being published as long as Marvel exists. If you don't bring back the dead, you'll run out of classic characters sooner or later. Most of the major X-Men have died at least once.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Unkown,


True. Which is why I find myself leaning more toward finite storytelling. Theses ongoing stories around superheroes seem to run out creativity. Saga literally gets in my heart. The X-Men no longer do and haven't since The Magneto Wars. I literally think tgat was last time I cried reading a book when Joseph sacrificed himself. And I think he too xane back at some point. Again, I understand why people like Marvel superhero books. I just feel like I've outgrown them which I never thought would happen. I'm all about Image and Vertigo now.

Finn said...

It's sad that you feel that way but I understand, and it's cool that you hang around here for retroalimentation about our beloved Betsy. :)

Finn said...

Plus.. You got me interested on Saga. Talk to you soon !

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Finn,

I love talking to you all! Also, Saga is everything! Here's some of why:

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/11/saga-is-a-space-opera-unlike-no-other/383142/