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X-Men Red
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
Jean's roster for X-Men Red is revealed. Rumor is, Gambit will be joining at some point... No reason to put him on the cover. Wouldn't want to get the fans too excited.

https://screenrant.com/x-men-red-jean-grey-mutant-team/


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Re: X-Men Red
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 11:12:29 AM »
I was just going to say .... no G on the cover.

This one will stay on the shelf until we have an issue number for me to even consider this book.   ;)

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Re: X-Men Red
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 02:23:54 PM »
I was expecting so much more from this books rosters with soooo many just sitting in limbo for no good reason while we have several versions of Wolverine running around...


Just off of the top of my head I can think of a lot of characters that would have fit rather than 2 versions of Wolverine, Nightcrawler who's already in a team book, an unnecessary new character and Namor, who has no history with Jean that I can recall. And not even counting the X-Men in Astonishing (Psylocke, Bishop, and Angel), a book that is kind of outside of continuity and already on a limited run; Dazzler (she has a following that rivals Gambit's off of sheer appeal), Sage, Iceman, Karma, Northstar, Havok, Magik, Mercury, Surge, Dust, M, Lifeguard, Nate, Cable, Emma (just for list sake), Cannonball, Forge, Frenzy, Sunfire, Mimic, Cecelia and I'm sure I'm missing a whole bunch more that are both unused and fan favorites. This book has an uphill battle right out of the gate. I think they're banking on the excitement of Jean's return too much. As an editor someone should have cautioned the writer about this team. I get they have ideas and it's healthy to embrace those ideas... but do you want our money, or not? Not saying that this book can't be written well. No. I'm saying it probably going to have a slow start due to not having enough characters people are invested in, or not already seeing somewhere else. I'm sure it'll have the #1 spike, then drop like a rock as does everything else. If it's written well, word of mouth isnt going to help until months down the line and by then it'll be on it's way to be cancelled and/or relaunched. I can't imagine this book catching anyone's attention sitting on a rack beyond a big exaggerated "#1" graphic.
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Re: X-Men Red
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 03:36:38 PM »
Yeah, this is not the most exciting X-Men group ever assembled to say the least. I can't help but feel Gambit is the one to be in this book considering neither one of them is on the cover.  I can't help but feel Rogue would be prominently displayed there even if she wasn't in the first issue. Similar to Mystique in Astonishing.