COMICS: Marvel To Launch Yet Another X-MEN Title; THUNDERBOLTS Will Become DARK AVENGERS

A couple of interesting bits of Marvel comics news here. In July, we will meet the X-Treme X-Men, plus in June we will also be getting another Avengers title at the expense of the Thunderbolts..

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Literally nothing on this one except the teaser..



And that we will find out more Saturday, March 17th at the Talk To The Hat panel, 4:00PM PST, during Wondercon 2012. And Bleeding Cool have an early scoop on what is to become of the Thunderbolts. According to them with issues #175 and #176 the comic is to be renamed Dark Avengers with Jeff Parker and Decan Shalvey on board. Apparently Marvel were set to announce this at Wondercon but the news clearly leaked early. Bleeding Cool note that readers of this week's Avengers might have an idea who will be making up the new team. I haven't read it, if you have feel free to share!









Source: Bleeding Cool
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ScottPilgrim - 3/16/2012, 4:44 AM
original
StuckInPanels - 3/16/2012, 4:47 AM
THEY BETTER NOT TAKE MY THUNDERBOLTS AWAY >:(
AgentDelta - 3/16/2012, 4:55 AM
OK this is getting ridiculous. They originally said that M Day was a way of 'thinning out the mutant population' because it had got out of hand. They need to do the same with The Avengers. I preferred it when The Avengers were like the celebrities of the hero community, getting a membership was an honour. Now supervillians, teenage versions and anyone who puts on a costume seems to be considered a member. Sort it out Marvel. Give us one team of classic Avengers, the villains should be called The Thunderbolts and maybe at a stretch The young Avengers, but that should be it.
jimoakley666 - 3/16/2012, 5:06 AM
That was always a shit, way behind the curve title that is obviously intended to appeal to 13 year old boys only.

Yawn.
ZombieOverEasy - 3/16/2012, 5:12 AM
Yea...I remember when it was X-Men & Uncanny X-Men, Avengers and Avengers: West Coast (hell when it was JUST Avengers). They need to have an event (never thought I'd say that) where they just have some badass villain kill off all the characters that don't matter outside of filling a spot on a crap spin-off team. They need a culling...

But as long as sales are up on all 70 X-Men titles and all 50 Avengers titles this won't happen. How the hell do 2 teams with multiple books fight each other and end up with a larger army? That's not how wars or fights work, Marvel.
AgentDelta - 3/16/2012, 5:52 AM
I remember I was fooled into buying the original X-Treme series. The art was amazing , the costumes ruled and the team members were all favourites of mine (and Thunderbird :P ). The plot sounded awesome, with the team fighting Vargas and searching for Destiny's Diaries, but after about 4 issues, that plot seemed to vanish, with the team chilling on a beach, picking up useless members like Slipstream and generally doing anything EXCEPT search for the diaries.
dellamorte1872 - 3/16/2012, 6:08 AM
SLIPSTREAM was literally the silliest X-MEN i have ever seen!
dellamorte1872 - 3/16/2012, 6:13 AM
it wasnt 5 issues till they abandoned the plot, i think it was more like 12 issues but i agree the whole plot DID stop being important
dellamorte1872 - 3/16/2012, 6:18 AM
in the end this series was unimportant i threw out the whole collection i accrued to make more room for other titles in my collection of more significance
AlcoholicA - 3/16/2012, 6:24 AM
@Nomis

Unless they bring back Destiny's diary then probably not.
loki668 - 3/16/2012, 7:43 AM
These X-Men drink a lot of Mountain Dew. They're EXTREME!!!! Seriously, though, it sucks that they're getting rid of the Thunderbolts.

Lord Loki has spoken
ScarletVendetta - 3/16/2012, 7:45 AM
LOL it's all going south in the comics world... last wednesday i forgot to pick up my weekly comics and know what? i didn't miss them, i mean that with all the shit the big 2 are pulling i'm loosing interest again... maybe in a couple years might be worth to read them again... i dunno

what's for sure i aint reading the avengers and i'm going to drop most of the x-men titles as soon as bendis will be on board

and i'm sure as hell going to drop the tbirds if they're gonna be changed into dark avengers...

I guess i'll only read creator owned comics and the occasional lupo alberto...
xstryker - 3/16/2012, 7:47 AM
It actually came out in the early 2000s, so it was dated on arrival. It was written by the legendary Chris Claremont, but he was pretty much washed up by that point.
Action - 3/16/2012, 9:26 AM
What is going on with Marvel? Who makes these decisions?

These new events that are occurring makes me think about that episode of south park, when Cartman was Aweso-mo and he made up ridiculous movie ideas.
Matador - 3/16/2012, 9:33 AM
Oh come on going back to Dark Avengers what next Spec Ops Avengers.
comicb00kguy - 3/16/2012, 10:12 AM
ZombieOverEasy: I remember the good old days when we had only one Avengers and one X-Men book a month. It made the teams more special. Only so many heroes could appear at one time, so it meant more to be a part of it. Now we're to the point of "X-Pets" and "Avengers Sidekicks' Best Pals' Brothers". No wonder the quality has been watered-down to non-existent.
Dedpool - 3/16/2012, 10:31 AM
I liked the idea of the X-treme team, and I'd love a newer version. I wonder who'll be on this team.
xstryker - 3/16/2012, 11:21 AM
The actually extreme team is X Force - and it's a damn good read.
MarvelDash - 3/16/2012, 12:10 PM
I have no problem with multiple X teams or multiple Avengers teams. The thing I have the problem with is using the same character on multiple teams. It's been pointed out several times that we have SOOO many characters, why don't we actually use them?

Like any franchise, if it's successful, you're going to expand. Just give more characters the opportunity to stand out and go from D-List to at least C-List. Remember, the Initiative was to essentially create FIFTY "Avengers" teams, most with silly names. Wouldn't you rather that be lessened to 3-6 teams w/ different heroes who work independently but can gather forces when needed?

Thunderbolts, for the most part, has been a fantastic book. It seems a bit lost right now, in my opinion, as the writing has lazily slipped into time travel. Unfortunately, it is one of the least read Marvel comics, and only by Marvel's grace have they not canned it w/ all the other individual titles they've canned recently. Dark Avengers was a Top Ten book during it's run a few years ago, outpacing even some Avengers titles. If you can take Thunderbolts, keep it's essence in tact, and just change the name? I'll take it.

Heck, take the "Annihilators" with their terrible name, and make them the Cosmic Avengers. Take the Heroes for Hire, which is an amazing book that can't stay afloat, and call them the Street Avengers. Then there could be an Avengers leadership council, could even be "Illuminati-like," and you've got a crazy long-term storyline to follow, eventually pitting teams against teams.

Thoughts?
marvel72 - 3/16/2012, 1:29 PM
won't be getting it,i'll stick with uncanny x-men,wolverine & the x-men & the brilliant uncanny x-force.

intrested in the dark avengers though.
Sever88 - 3/16/2012, 3:45 PM
i hate the word "xtreme"....

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