Storyline info for Brubaker's upcoming run on Uncanny

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  1. Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    UNCANNY X-MEN #475 & #476
    Written by Ed Brubaker
    Pencils & Wraparound Cover by Billy Tan
    “THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE” Parts 1 & 2!
    A brand new era for the Uncanny X-Men begins here! Fresh off X-Men: Deadly Genesis, Ed Brubaker takes the helm of Marvel’s mighty mutants. Billy Tan joins Ed for a story that won’t just affect earth, but will rock the foundations of the entire galaxy! Vulcan is out for revenge and has his sites set on the Shi’Ar Empire! Get ready for the ride of your life! A perfect starting point for any new reader!
    32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

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    Heck, I say let Vulcan wipe them damn Shi'ar out!​
     
  2. Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    Looking foward to this team way more than the X-Men line-up.
     
  3. NocturnalMadman Registered

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    I think overall that this and the new X-Men line ups have too little main/"star" X-Men.

    I mean, here the only one really is Nightcrawler. And in X-Men Rogue and Iceman.

    They both sound cool, but the overall line ups are a little underwhelming. We've lost Storm, Gambit, Psylocke and Bishop!!

    It's nuts.
     
  4. Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    That, I'm actually a bit happy about, believe it or not. Some of those characters that aren't on have become a little stale, and could use some time off, and some of these new line ups give more characters chances to shine, such as Warpath, Sabes, and Mystique.
     
  5. Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    To many, Havok and Polaris would be ''Star" X-Men as well.
     
  6. rjb182 Jedi Gnat

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    I agree with this. I know many would like to see the lesser characters developed, but darnit, I'm old-school about that. When I want to read about the X-Men, I want THE X-MEN... the characters I grew up with, watched in the movie, etc.

    So I'm sticking just with Astonishing for now, because it's got most of the big names... although, since Nightcrawler and Rachel are both among my favorites, I may give in to temptation and start getting Uncanny before long. OTOH, I really could take or leave the Shi'ar. There's only so many times the X-Men can do their take on "Star Wars" before I decide I'd really rather just read X-Men stories and pop in my DVD of Star Wars...

    I digress. What I'm trying to say is, I really think the books could benefit from getting back to basics a little bit-- the classic characters with their classic themes. Just MHO.
     
  7. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    In that cover alone, and in Bru's line-up, are Havok, Polaris, Nightcrawler, Marvel Girl, Warpath, and kinda-sorta Xavier. Um. Too few main X-Men? Let's see. Uh... Havok, Polaris, Nightcrawler, Marvel Girl, and kinda-sorta Xavier. That's five out of six. That's 83% main X-Men on the cover. (Yes, I forgot if Bru mentioned any others in the interview he did a while back.)
     
  8. Morgoth Registered

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    Looks good.
     
  9. Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    There's one more mystery character that no one knows yet.
     
  10. GNR Registered

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    Brubaker better stay on Cap and DD,that's all I gotta say.
     
  11. FieryBalrog Registered

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    I think he means A-list X-men, which would be Nightcrawler, Rogue and Iceman, the ones he listed.

    I wish Mystique and Sabertooth had actual reasons for joining the X-men, instead of "hey, I was a crazy murdering psycho who killed Moira yesterday, let me on the team please..."
     
  12. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    I guess the phrase "main X-Men" here is supposed to mean "characters who were in the first two movies." You know, because heaven forbid two characters who've been part of the X-Men since the 1970s (Havok & Polaris) count as "main X-Men."
     
  13. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    Or even A-list X-Men.

    Havok's only Cyke's brother and led the team of one of the X-titles. Definitely not A-list material.
     
  14. rjb182 Jedi Gnat

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    But they have spent a lot of that time as reserves, members of X-Factor... even villains. And these days... I like Havok, but isn't he the "second-string Cyclops," sorta? And writers don't know *what* to do with Lorna except make her crazy...

    Well, it wasn't yesterday. In comic time, it was more like a week! Everybody knows somebody who was a serial killer last week and a social worker today, don't they? Don't they?!

    Huh... I must be hangin' in the wrong social circles...

    (All I wanna know, is it too much to ask for Rahne to come back and at least contemplate ripping faces off? I would enjoy that...)
     
  15. Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    Rahne ripping faces off on in X Factor. :p
     
  16. rjb182 Jedi Gnat

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    ^ I meant Mystique's face, specifically.

    C'mon, it's not as though she can't morph herself another!
     
  17. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    So long as she survives it, yeah...
     
  18. OutcryX Registered

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    Havok, Polaris and Warpath....on a team together...Dude, I am sold. Screw the old school X-Men....well dont screw them but give others a chance to shine. Times change, besides its not like the "old school" arent in the limelight anymore... Havok and Polaris have been around for as long as the "original team" that would qualify most as older characters
     
  19. OutcryX Registered

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    so...Vulcan is the bad guy? is he gonna stay one though? methinks not
     
  20. FieryBalrog Registered

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    Havok and Polaris have been around since the 60's and I love both of them, but they're not A-list X-men, anymore than Sauron is a major villain and he's been around as long as they have.

    That said, I am pleased they are being given more of a chance to shine, Adjectiveless was supposed to be that chance but its been terrible what with Austen then Milligan screwing things up and Emma and Storm being given more screen time than Alex & Lorna.
     
  21. El Bastardo Literary elitist

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    At least Austen wrote Havok in a positive way. Austen's Adjectiveless was pretty peachy, and maybe if he'd had more time to write it, Iceman wouldn't have come off quite as bad as he did.

    Personally, I like what Austen did for Havok's team.
     
  22. Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    For probably the next year he will be.
     
  23. FieryBalrog Registered

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    Eh, I couldn't disagree with you more. Austen is the one who set the precedent for the whiny Havok-Iceman-Lorna *****-fest, back in his first arc on Adjectiveless. He set up the roots for even worse soap operatics back in Uncanny with the terrible Lorna-Havok-Mary Sue Annie triangle, and after that he just randomly disposed of Annie (small loss, but at least put some LOGIC into her sudden departure and Havok not caring at all) and tried to have Havok working for Lorna's affections again, as if it made any sense after what happened at the Wedding.
     
  24. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    I like to refer to that moment as "The Austen Cop-Out." As soon as he left the book, he decided to just magically undo his entire run over the course of one or two issues. So suddenly, Annie & Carter are gone and no one cares, Juggernaut and Nocturne (a left-over from Austen's run on Exiles) have faded away, and half of his cast isn't on an active team.

    I get that the guy's run wasn't exactly popular, but he should've at least had the guts to leave something behind for the next writer. Even the stuff that some of us liked was gone.
     
  25. ghost113 Registered

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    why i don't like is what happened to carter and his "imaginary" friend?
     

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