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Re: X-Position

Mensagem  leonardobento em Qui Set 09 2010, 08:56

Dois personagens ligados ao universo de Wolverinhe ganham mensais: Daken e X-23. Os escritores Daniel Way e Marjorie Liu falaram sobre o que podemos esperar nessas revistas.

A primeira pergunta que Way precisou responder foi sobre o verdadeiro nome de Daken. Ele confirmou que Daken foi o nome que o personagem recebeu pelas crianças da vila em que ele nasceu, e Akihiro é o nome de seu pai adotivo, que já morreu.

Daken percebeu que tentar derrotar seu pai é uma tarefa infrutífera e trilhará caminhos próprios a partir do segundo arco de sua nova mensal. No primeiro arco, ele ainda estará metido em algo relacionado com Wolverine.

Way também escreve Deadpool, personagem que integra a nova versão da X-Force. Ele disse que já conversou com Rick Remender sobre a possibilidade de haver aparições do grupo na mensal do personagem.

Marjorie Liu falou sobre a nova fase de X-23. A personagem está saindo de Utopia, mas levará alguém com ela, pois alguns adultos nos X-Men acham que uma adolescente não deve se virar sozinha, então ficarão de olho.

A autora revelou que o primeiro arco trabalhará o relacionamento de Laura com Satânico, não exatamente como namorados.

Way disse que planejou utilizar Raposa Prateada em Origins, mas não conseguiu encaixá-la na história. Talvez ele possa retomar esse plot futuramente. O escritor também disse que pensou na possibilidade de colocar Daken frente a frente com seu meio-irmão, o filho que Logan deixou na Terra Selvagem.

O roteirista também afirmou que Daken sai tanto com mulheres, quanto com homens. Ele terá um relacionamento mais forte com alguém na edição #2 de sua nova mensal. Por enquanto, X-23 não deve se envolver amorosamente com ninguém.

Quanto aos vilões, Liu não planeja criar inimigos novos. No segundo arco, Laura enfrentará uma vilã que não é Kimura.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qui Set 09 2010, 16:26

X-Force:
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Marvelheld a press conference call Thursday afternoon on the upcoming "Uncanny X-Force" series, which launches October 6. Following the events of "Second Coming," Cyclops disbanded the deadly mutant strike team X-Force—but Wolverine still sees a need for mutant assassins, so he's covertly assembled his own crew. The new team includes Archangel, Psylocke, Fantomex, Deadpool , and more, all headed up by writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena. On the call were Remender, editor Axel Alonso, and host James Viscardi to discuss the series.
"I think that the character's been one of my favorites, as far as X-Villains go," Remender said of Apocalypse, whom X-Force will confront in the first arc. "It's something that began to grow with the character, and it presents a unique dilemma for X-Force," he continued, mentioning that he'd batted around ideas for the series with other editors and X-writers, including Matt Fraction.
"This team of killers are racing toward a mission that may not even be able to pull off," Alonso added. "Though the story comes to an amazing conclusion, which will haunt you—there's one character in particular you'll never look at the same way again—it also sets up a number of plot threads for the villain."
Continuing by discussing artist Jerome Opena, Remender noted that their collaborations have kept getting better and Alonso said that this is Opena's best work "Rick has created four new Horsemen—conceptually, Rick brought to the table who they are, but what Jerome did with them... they are keepers," Alonso said. Alonso added that there is some intriguing back story to each of the new Horsemen.
Asked whether this group, primarily comprised of loners, would work together as a team, Remender said, "It would be telling to say if there's any divisions in the ranks—there may be some things coming up that would fall under that category."
"There's a reason X-23 isn't on the team; Wolverine didn't want her on the team. There's a reason Deadpool's on the team," Alonso said, also revealing that Archangel and Psylocke's relationship will be rekindled.
"Warren needs Betsy to control Archangel," Remender added, suggesting that this will be a dangerous dynamic to their romance, with Archangel wondering where love and and dependency begins.
"There's an urgency to their romance," Alonso added.
Archangel will be the financial backer for the team, but will not be manipulating with his money. "These characters are members of a family, in a way, and they kind of have to be," Remender said. With Warren and Logan as co-captains, this will create "checks and balances" necessary due to "the severity of actions of the team."
Viscardi noted that the new Apocalypse seems to be a child. "If that is Apocalypse, that will add some tension to the team, discovering that their target is a boy—sort of flipping the Hope/Bishop dynamic," Remender said. "The dilemma these characters face, and how they respond to it, will define and redefine these characters for a long time."
"The best stories are those that make the reader ask, well, what would I do?" Alonso added. "This is a very emotional story, I think one that will haunt readers after they've read the first arc."
The decision for team members was decided at an X-summit, but Remender established the dynamics between them. "That said, we have some really exciting members coming on to the team," Remender said.
"There's a lot of potential for story" in the secret status of the team, Remender said. Alonso added, "Last time I checked, Cyclops was the general, he's the president, and he disbanded the team—this is Logan and Warren forming a team behind the big chief's back. Beyond that, you're going to see these characters bound by secrets."
"It gets pretty complicated in a fun way," Remender said. "It's hanging there and it's a big deal. It needs a long time to not be addressed."
Archangel will continue to appear in other titles as the feathered rather than metal-laced Angel, both Remender and Alonso confirmed.
As to why a secret team would have Deadpool, "who has the world's biggest mouth," he's hired for a specific job, Remender said. "Deadpool figures out some stuff, and he makes himself an indispensable team member very quickly," he said. Also, "he wants this all to work—he's been invited and he wants to be involved with this team."
"And don't forget, Deadpool's crazy but he's efficient," Alonso said.
"Axel and I have bounced it around enough at this point where we've figured out this character's motivations," Remender said, adding that it's a character-based story that will unfurl over time.
The Horsemen are entirely new characters, Remender confirmed, "and fortunate for that—when you use existing characters there's a whole Pandora's Box with that."
As to the aspect of heroes killing—even those who have been known to kill—Remender said the key is to root the story in characters, noting that he'll reintroduce each character for the benefit of new readers. "While all the adventures they're going to get drawn into are big hooky adventures with enormous set pieces, for you to care they've also got to be a family," he said.
"I think we'd all agree that there are forces out there that require an equal and opposite reaction," Alonso added. "There are times that there is a mission that arguably needs to be done—it doesn't mean the characters relish it, but it has to be done. The X-Force believe they are necessary; that doesn't mean they sleep well at night."
"These are characters that we all know and love, but they're put in this situation—some people just need to die," Remender said. "Apocalypse, if left to his own devices, is going to kill people—that's what he's going to do. And there's no imprisoning him."
Asked about where Fantomex and Deadpool fit into the family, Remender said, "Fantomex, don't forget, is the one who showed Wolverine what happened to him in the Weapon Plus program, and went out of his way to do that. He was created to be a Sentinel, to go out and kill mutants, and he's never really done that." Remender sees Fantomex and Wolverine as sharing a bond, whereas Deadpool is looking for some level of acceptance with the team.
A Marvel realizou uma coletiva de imprensa para fala sobre a nova série da X-Force, que estreia no dia 06 de outubro. A nova equipe, composta por Arcanjo Psylocke, Fantomex, Deadpool e Wolverine, enfrentará Apocalipse no primeiro arco. O roteirista Rick Remender disse que as ideias para esse arco foram discutidas não apenas com os editores, mas também com outros escritores da franquia, como Matt Fraction.

Remender falou que um dos personagens sofrerá mudanças após o arco e que muitos plots surgirão para Apocalipse. O editor Axel Alonso contou que quatro novos Cavaleiros foram criados, com arte espetacular de Jerome Opena. Além disso, o editor explicou que X-23 não está no time, porque Wolverine não a quer envolvida com isso.

O relacionamento entre Arcanjo e Psylocke será retomado na nova série. Remender disse que Warren precisa de Betsy para controlar suas transformações em Arcanjo, o que aproximará o casal: um romance que mistura amor e dependência. Warren continuará aparecendo em outros títulos da franquia como o Anjo.

Arcanjo será o responsável por financiar a equipe e vai co-liderá-la ao lado de Wolverine, o que garante o equilíbrio necessário para a gravidade das missões que os esperam. Deadpool será útil para as missões que a equipe terá pela frente e quer participar do grupo a todo custo. Fantomex foi criado para matar mutante, então está pronto para qualquer coisa. Ele também guarda laços com Wolverine pela ligação de ambos com a Arma Extra.

James Viscardi, que moderava a coletiva, apontou que Apocalipse está mais parecido com uma criança. Remender completou falando que essa nova aparência do vilão trará um dilema para a X-Force, assim como foi a dinâmica entre Esperança e Bishop.

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Re: X-Position

Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Set 15 2010, 18:53

X-Position com Peter David:
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Our first email comes from Chad, who just can't get enough PAD. He begins by serving up a plate of gratitude.
Peter, "X-Factor" is top of my read pile every month. Thank you for all the entertainment your comics and novels have provided me. And now, my questions:
1) Of all your works, are there any runs that you'd like to see collected or re-collected in trades? My money's on an "X-Factor" Peter David Omnibus!


Of all my works? Well, Marvel's actually been pretty good at collecting my material, whether it's in the regular trade collections of "X-Factor" and "Dark Tower," or the "Marvel Visionaries" that have collected my work on "Hulk." And, of course, IDW has been collecting "Fallen Angel," including the twenty issues published by DC which were never collected in their entirety.
In point of fact, the vast majority of my DC material has never been collected. "Aquaman," "Young Justice," "Supergirl," even "Atlantis Chronicles" - none of it. And I think that's a shame. Artists such as Todd Nauck or Leonard Kirk, who have gone on to do superb comics for Marvel, did some stupendous work in those titles and it certainly deserves to be seen by new audiences. I think it's a crying shame that all that material is being sat on.

2) With the news that Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books are being turned into film and TV properties, is there any chance you'll be involved in any way?
Well, there's always a chance, in that I'm not all that hard to find and if they wanted me to work on it, I'd be there in a red-hot moment. But I'm not expecting to be involved. I think they pretty much have it in hand at the moment.

J. J. Mealer has a thought for a book he'd like to see you write outside of "X-Factor." What do you say?
How come you haven't written a Marvel Noir title yet? You seem to be passionate about the genre. Are there any characters you'd like to write in that genre?


I haven't written one because no one's asked me. The writers they already have have done some great work. If I were going to do a title, I'd love to do a noir version of Thor, just because he's absolutely the last individual you'd expect to see in a noir setting. Heck, with the movie coming up, they probably already have someone working on it.

If they don't, let's hope they call you soon!
Jon Anderson wants to know about your picks in the recent draft...for your X-team, of course.
When Rahne became available after her "X-Force" stint, did you automatically have first dibs? Or did you have to arm wrestle Zeb Wells for her?


We've wanted to get Rahne back for some time. I'm really not sure what sort of editorial machinations went on behind the scenes. All I know is that one day Jody, the editor, let me know that we were going to be getting Rahne back. He also told me we were getting a pregnant Rahne back. And I thought, "Okay, that's fine. It's X-Factor and a woman's pregnant under unusual circumstances. What could possibly go wrong?"

Just don't let Madrox hold that baby!
And on that note, madroxdupe024 naturally had a question about Siryn's little (non-existent) fella.
I was wondering if we've really seen the last of Sean Madrox? I was looking forward to the baby a lot, so that issue really got to me. It was awesome and heart-wrenching, but I'm curious if it's possible that Madrox will stomp his feet one day and the baby will pop out?


No plans to have that happen, because I think it would totally undercut the power of the end of "X-Factor" #39.

Knowing what Siryn went through in that issue (and the ones that followed), Derek Brunell had a reasonable query:
Will Siryn be envious of Rahne and her baby?


Good lord, no. Theresa simply wouldn't have the sort of mindset that says, "I lost my child, so this other person has no right to be happy." Theresa would be the first one on line to be empathetic if something terrible went wrong.

Well, let's hope that doesn't happen, right? [Silence] Um, right?!?
Let's move on to this laundry list of questions from Andre4000 and hope for some happy answers:
1) Darwin is an interesting character, but his power set confuses me. How do you view the limits of his abilities? Does an evolution stay with him even if he doesn't need it anymore? For example, if he has had to breathe underwater before, can he just make gills appear at any time?


No, he can make gills appear if he's underwater. The evolutionary steps he takes to survive have thus far been transient and then he reverts to his default biology. Of course, that's what's happened so far. There's nothing to say it couldn't change, particularly if an evolution is catastrophic enough. Some things, you don't come back from.

2) And for that matter, which character's mutant abilities on the team do you struggle with most? What do you find challenging about that power set?

Probably Madrox, because his power really doesn't make much sense. I get that an impact creates a duplicate of him, but where do the clothes come from? The objects he's holding? The thing is, I actually have a whole storyline in mind that really would make sense out of it. I just haven't quite worked up the ideal time to launch into it.

3) Fitzroy is currently dead, correct? Any chance "Necrosha" could have brought him back? It would be interesting to have Layla confront him. For that matter, will it be revealed that Layla brought others back to life that we haven't heard from yet?

No, we've seen all the people that Layla brought back. No shocking revelations in the work in that regard. And no current plans for Fitzroy, dead or otherwise.

4) Many of the members of X-Factor seem to have a dark side to their personalities. Of all the people on the team, which has the potential to be most dangerous if they became a villain?

Probably Layla. Seriously - would you want to get on her bad side?

Speaking of folks on Layla's "bad side," there's one in particular that Joshua Hetherington is worried about:
1) Is Layla going to bust Rahne for lying to Rictor, because it's quite clear from the look Layla gave her that she knows what Rahne's playing at. Of course, history has shown that Layla isn't completely unwilling to withhold information from Madrox and the gang…


Here's the thing with soap opera: you introduce a character who has a secret. And then one person finds out the secret, and then a second, and sooner or later everyone knows. Same basic concept here. Eventually everyone is going to find out. What you guys don't know is exactly how it's going to happen and in what order. The obvious thing is that Layla is going to blab, to which I'd say: when have we ever done the obvious thing?

2) Any chance the cast will thin out a little? I thought the book was pushing it when Shatterstar joined and Layla rejoined…and now you've brought back Rahne! I love all these characters, but I like reading their adventures as a team and now it seems to take months before they can all get together. (Plus I want Marrow to join and I'm fairly certain you won't bring in an 11th member…)

Actually, compared to the average network drama, or even afternoon soap opera, our cast isn't that big. To say nothing of the X-Men having dozens upon dozens of mutants living on Utopia. I think of X-Factor as "Mission Impossible" - I have a cast of characters upon whom to draw, and the ones who are most appropriate for the mission at hand are the ones who are brought in. With that said, one member of the team will be departing in #213, and another gets seriously messed up in #215 and may or may not survive. So be careful what you wish for, because you may get it.

3) I like the idea of Strong Guy being attracted to Monet, but it's hard for me to fully believe at this moment. I was just getting used to the idea of Darwin and Monet (or Monet and Longshot) and then you went and threw a dark horse in the race to win Monet's heart with Guido. With the exception of Rictor and Shatterstar, it's kind of weird that every guy on the team has gotten together with - or want to get together with - Monet. I hope M doesn't sully her good name…

Monet isn't actively looking for a male companion at the moment. She enjoys the attention, sure, but at this point, that's as far as it's going…which is not to say that things might not change.

4) Lastly, will Darwin have any major storylines coming up where he can prove his worth? He kind of just seems to hang around trying to act tough - although he did say one of my favorite lines from the book: "Come on join X-Factor! We're low key, we don't fight Giant Robots!" (and then a Sentinel fell on him).

Major, major developments with Darwin coming up as a result of the current storyline, as a matter of fact. Besides, what's wrong with hanging around trying to act tough? That pretty much describes my entire high school social life.

Really? Then let's use that notion as a cue for today's "Behind the X" question. In sticking with a back-to-school theme for the fall, tell us: what sports/activities did you participate in during high school? What did your high school yearbook say about you?

I was on the JV soccer team. I was fifth string on a team that only have four strings. I once nearly knocked myself unconscious trying to bounce the ball off my head. I was, however, damned good at volleyball. It was the only team I was picked first for in gym because I had a killer serve and I never missed. Eventually I became the editor of the school newspaper and was also in the drama club. As for my yearbook, I haven't looked at it in years and haven't the faintest idea where it is. That's deliberate; if you saw the doofy hair I had in the photograph, you'd totally understand.

I graduated during the "Flock of Seagulls" music era, so I sympathize completely. Thanks for sharing, Peter!

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Re: X-Position

Mensagem  leonardobento em Sex Set 17 2010, 17:42

Peter David falou sobre as futures histórias de X-Factor. O mais recente fato é o retorno de Lupina. David disse que sempre quis Rahne de volta ao time e que todos os editores sabiam disso, por isso, quando ela deixou a X-Force, avisaram-no que ele poderia tê-la de volta, mas que ela estaria grávida. Ele não viu problemas, já que podemos esperar qualquer coisa de X-Factor.

Apesar do interesse da maior parte dos rapazes do grupo, Monet não está atrás de alguém para ter um relacionamento mais sério, apenas gosta de atenção.

Sobre uma possível aparição do bebê Sean Madrox, na verdade, a cópia do Homem Múltiplo que “nasceu”de Siryn, ele descartou. Não veremos Madrox se multiplicar e uma das cópias ser o bebê Sean que foi absorvido. Quem também não está nos planos é Fitzroy.

Siryn não ficará ciumenta por Rahne estar grávida. Pelo contrário, ela será a primeira a ajudar quando for preciso.

Um leitor perguntou sobre os exatos poderes de Darwin,e David disse que eles funcionam como um mecanismo evolutivo de sobrevivência. Depois que a situação passa, ele volta ao normal, mas não há nada que possa mudar, caso a necessidade evolutiva seja catastrófica o bastante. Algumas coisas mudarão na vida dele após o arco atual.

O autor também contou que o personagem do grupo cujos poderes mais lhe desafiam é Madrox, porque ele nunca conseguiu responder de onde vêm as roupas da cópia, quando ele se duplica. Ele inclusive já está com um arco em mente para falar sobre os poderes de Madrox.

A personagem que mais tem potencial para ser uma vilã, na opinião de David, é Layla. Sobre esse lado mais obscuro, podemos esperar alguma coisa em relação à mentira que Rahne contou a Rictor, sobre este ser o pai do filho dela.

Quanto ao aparente inchaço de membros na equipe, David contou que um membro sairá da equipe na edição #213 e outro ficará entre a vida e a morte na edição #215. Agora é apostar para ver quem deixa o grupo.

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Re: X-Position

Mensagem  Piotr em Sab Set 18 2010, 18:37

Quase entrei no nirvana espiritual depois de ler que Fitzroy não volta
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Re: X-Position

Mensagem  Bolivartrask em Ter Set 21 2010, 17:02

O autor também contou que o personagem do grupo cujos poderes mais lhe desafiam é Madrox, porque ele nunca conseguiu responder de onde vêm as roupas da cópia, quando ele se duplica.

Ah.. não tem exatamenete uma explicação mas sempre ficou certo que qualquer material inorganico que esteja em contato com ele, se duplica junto. Its comics we don't have explain it.
Agora que a rahne retornou, deve ter o ataque da Rahne no madrox e layla..

quero muuuuuuuuuuito ver essa cena acontecendo. E aí, provavelmente a personagem entre a vida e a morte deve ser layla ou madrox

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Set 22 2010, 08:29

Será que isso vai acontecer?

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Mensagem  Bolivartrask em Qua Set 22 2010, 23:30

leonardobento escreveu:Será que isso vai acontecer?

Se não acontecer eu retiro TODOS os meus elogios a serie.
A revista tem que ter coerencia po... Ser hermética

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qui Set 23 2010, 08:07

Bolivartrask escreveu:
leonardobento escreveu:Será que isso vai acontecer?

Se não acontecer eu retiro TODOS os meus elogios a serie.
A revista tem que ter coerencia po... Ser hermética

Mas isso pode ser um futuro que não aconteceu, devido a fatos como o Dia M, Second Coming, etc.

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Mensagem  Bolivartrask em Qui Set 23 2010, 13:24

leonardobento escreveu:
Bolivartrask escreveu:
leonardobento escreveu:Será que isso vai acontecer?

Se não acontecer eu retiro TODOS os meus elogios a serie.
A revista tem que ter coerencia po... Ser hermética

Mas isso pode ser um futuro que não aconteceu, devido a fatos como o Dia M, Second Coming, etc.

Tipo, ela não vai matar os dois personagens, claro que não. Mas a cena tem que acontecer, com outra conclusão. Obvio.
Ou entao vai ser uma ponta solta criada inutilmente. Coisa de roteiros mal elaborados (comum na marvel) mas que dá pra relevar algumas vezes pelas interferencias editoriais, muitos escritores interferindo nas histórias, etc.
Mas posso classicar facilmente como medíocre quando isso acontece numa trama onde só envolve um único escritor.

(e isso é depois do Dia M)

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Sex Set 24 2010, 19:44

Kieron Gillen sobre Uncanny:

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For most of the Marvel Universe's super teams being a hero means fighting against present and immediate threats, all in an effort to preserve a status quo. That's not the case, however, for Marvel's mutant outcasts, the X-Men. Rather than attempting to keep things as they stand, they're fighting for a better future, hoping that by working to protect a world that fears and hates them, they'll eventually change people's minds and create a world where mutants and humans can coexist peacefully. Come December, a new voice will help chronicle mutantkind's quest for a better tomorrow as newly exclusive Marvel writer Kieron Gillen begins co-writing "Uncanny X-Men " with the series' current scribe Matt Fraction.
To date, much of Gillen's time with Marvel has been spent chronicling the events in and around the legendary city of Asgard with books like "Thor," "Siege: Loki" and a special "Siege" tie-in issue of "New Mutants." The writer has also been exploring the X-universe as well, having worked on the series "S.W.O.R.D.," which featured the Beast, and is the writer of the upcoming mutant centric series "Generation Hope" along with his recently announced "Uncanny" co-writing gig.
"The central conceit of the book is that they're protecting a world that hates and fears them. There's a core idea of alienation, but still feeling the need to do good anyway. That's a powerful and useful way for thinking about life," Gillen told CBR News. "So the concept is great, but the kind of things that make it appealing also make it so difficult to write. It's a book with a cast of hundreds. I'll sit down and write an issue of 'Thor' and I only really have to focus on Thor. With the X-Men, you've got this enormous cast and all of them have some form of relationship with one another. There's an incredibly intricate back history there. The challenge of tackling all of that makes this book very appealing to me. I never want to make things too easy for myself."
Gillen believes that "Uncanny X-Men" is a book that's fundamentally about the future, thus the stories he's interested in telling will mostly look forward instead of back into the past. "'Thor' is a fantasy book. That's a genre that's mostly small-C conservative. In fantasy there's this idea that long ago there was a better time than now," the writer remarked. "Thor gains its energy by mashing that 'ideal' world view against the real world. The X-Men has always been a book about the future. There's the idea that what it means to be human can change, but it will be difficult. Those are just really interesting ideas. What that means and the different ways of looking at it is what drew me to this book.
"You look at the plots we can have. I was working on the background for 'Generation Hope' during 'Second Coming.' Reading that, as both a writer and a reader, it seemed like a monument to the X-Men stories that revolve around man trying to kill mutants. You had a team-up of all these people who wanted to wipe out mutants. That's a type of X-Men story that has been done a lot, and now that we've done something as big as 'Second Coming,' the next step has to be, 'What if we don't tell a story about someone who wants to wipe out mutants?'" Gillen continued. "Let's examine some other possible interests people might have in mutants. People don't necessarily just try to stamp out the future. The 'new' isn't just hated and feared, and it can be hurt in ways besides simply taking a torch to it."
Gillen is also interested in telling X-Tales that primarily revolve around Earth and mutantkind's place on it. "It's not that I don't like the space stories, but a cosmic story set in and around Earth strikes me as a truer X-Men tale. With the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix stories, the ascension to that cosmic godhood starts grounded in its terrestrial elements. That moment of ascension is key," the writer explained. "Also, in a more general sense it's a social book, in that it's a book about the new in the context of society. The stories use the mutant condition as a way to examine a particular idea or philosophy. So you look at the world in terms of plot, by means of contrast. One of the important facets of mutants in the Marvel Universe is this idea of being an alien in the society that you're from. Mutants are less strange when you take them away from Earth because they're not experiencing that same form of prejudice. In space, everyone's strange, everyone's an alien."
Over the last several years, the focus of the X-Men has changed from fighting prejudice to survival. After the Scarlet Witch's mutant powers reworked reality and turned mutants into an endangered species, the X-Men had their hands full trying to protect what remained of mutantkind from forces that wanted to snuff them out forever. With the dawning of the "Heroic Age" and the appearance of five newly created mutants, Gillen feels that the role of the X-Men is somewhere in between superheroics and militarized mutant protection.
"I think they're both, because Cyclops isn't relaxing. The fact that new mutants appeared didn't necessarily solve everything. 'Second Coming' was about them stopping this large group that wanted to wipe out mutants. That was a big, enormous win for them, but Cyclops can't relax. He's haunted. On the other hand though he also realized that they've got to go out and reengage the world again," Gillen stated. "That's one of the interesting sets ups in 'Uncanny.' They had found hope in the form of a mutant messiah named Hope, but now they have to figure out what that means. There's still time to do that, though. They're still engaging with the world. That's one of the reasons why I love them being in San Francisco. I think it really, really works."
Another reason Gillen enjoys the current direction of "Uncanny X-Men" is the book's large and incredibly flawed cast of characters. "None of them are the pure, unvarnished hero. If you compare Cyclops to Captain America, both are perfect soldiers, but self doubt and a perfectionist attitude area big part of Cyclops's character," the writer said. "Those kinds of personality quirks are what interest me, because I haven't known many heroes, but I've known a lot of flawed human beings [Laughs]. So I'm quite comfortable writing those types of characters."
Gillen is particularly fascinated by the personality quirks of characters like Emma Frost (the White Queen), Cyclops and Namor. "I often joked that the character of Emily Aster in 'Phonogram' was my White Queen audition tape. That type of person is my type of person. While I like Emma's confidence, I also find Cyclops' self doubting nature to also be appealing," the writer revealed. "I like Namor for the same reason I like Doctor Doom. They're similar in that they're very arrogant and regal men. I can do that. Cyclops probably plays to my many insecurities, but Namor is appealing because of my complete, stupid arrogance [Laughs].
"There's also a lot of characters whose visuals I enjoy. I always thought Colossus was an incredible visual. I thought Havok was an incredible visual and I thought Rachel Summers was, too," Gillen continued. "I always really liked Rachel."
Comic book heroes are often defined by the villains they face and Gillen has big plans for several members of the X-Men's rogues gallery. "With the X-Men villains, I'd love to build them up a bit more. I just want to make them credible threats again. You look at the past seven years of Marvel and there's been this kind of internal dissent. With heroes, you've got this suspense of you don't know who's going to win in a fight between characters like Iron Man and Captain America. Villains who have been defeated time and time again really aren't that much of a threat," Gillen remarked. "For lack of a better phrase, I've been looking for ways to get the X-Men villains to 'man up.' [Laughs] I've got plans for characters that I want to use and ways to make them threatening that are insidious and sure, while still embracing the fundamental precepts of the superhero genre. I think the recent developments with the Spider-Man villains are a good example of how to do that and how to do that very well."
For their first arc Gillen and Fraction are bringing back a different kind of villain, the sentient bacteria known as Sublime. Created by Grant Morrison during his acclaimed "New X-Men" run, Sublime first gained sentience when life arose on Earth. It could infect and possess people to work its will and developed an antipathy towards mutants because many of them were immune to its infection.
"Sublime has a way of seeing the world. The interesting thing about it is that it inspires people. It got into people, and not just virally. Sublime really hasn't changed. Its core idea of what mutants are and what they're for does not alter just because they're dying out," Gillen explained. "I can't really say any more than that. Sublime has a philosophy and a lot of what we're doing in this first arc is people applying that philosophy to the current state of mutantkind."
Gillen and Fraction's initial arc is about the exploitation of talent and corporate procreation. It spins out of developments from the recent "Nation X" arc and focuses on the original X-Men. "The original five X-Men are very important to this story," Gillen remarked. "We also spotlight some characters you may not expect. Dazzler is in it a lot. I've got an enormous crush on her. She was my first Marvel-Universe work, after all."
While you don't have to read Gillen's "Generation Hope" to understand "Uncanny X-Men," Gillen plans on rewarding fans of both books with scenes that will tie them together in fun and interesting ways.
"If you read my 'Siege' crossover where I did the 'Loki' one-shot, the issue of 'New Mutants' and those issues of 'Thor,' they all came out in the same month. No matter which one you read, you got a complete story, but if you did read them all you went, 'Oh yeah - I get it.' So if you're reading both books, you'll get a bit of extra value. Both books will have their own delineated characters arcs inside their respective titles. I think this is an interesting opportunity to do that well and I don't want to bring a sledgehammer to it. You can write them as shared world books and do lots of stuff that rewards people who read both without making it a case of you must buy both books."
Since "Generation Hope" spins out of the current "Five Lights" arc in "Uncanny X-Men," Gillen and Fraction had many discussions about how the two stories would intersect and it was those discussions that laid the ground work for Gillen's co-writing gig. "'Five Lights' is basically the origin story of four of these new mutants. The origin story of the fifth mutant and what happened to him or her is the opening arc of 'Generation Hope.' So we sort of co-plotted that part of the arc. I didn't have anything else to do with what happened in those issues, but we did talk about where these new mutant characters come from, what they get up to and how they respond to becoming a mutant. That was kind of a test run for what we're doing with 'Uncanny.' There was a moment before scripting the 'Five Lights' and 'Generation Hope' where we we discussing which mutant I wanted my first 'Generation Hope' arc to revolve around. It was almost like we worked out which order the other four characters would be revealed in. Because abstractly, any one of those five characters could have been the first 'Generation Hope' arc. So when the question came up afterwords of us co-writing 'Uncanny,' that relationship was already there."
The Fraction-Gillen collaboration is still new and the duo is currently experimenting to find their preferred method of working together. "The way our issues break down is not as simple as one of us plots and the other scripts. Matt had a strong idea of where we're going, and when I came in, I asked if we could do certain things. So there are some changes in the way ideas are executed. With our first issue I did a lot of the scripting and then Matt went back over and had a pass at it. We're still working out how we'll do our next issues. The only rule in comics creation is that what ever works, works," Gillen said. "This is a medium which bastardizes, breeds, inbreeds and just generally breeds. So there really isn't one correct way to do comics. You've got to invent methods for every job. In lot of ways it feels like being part of the X-Men. You're dealing with the future by using whatever tools you can create.
"This is an enormously difficult book and I'm looking forward to wrestling with it," Gillen concluded. "It's a book with a big history to it and I'm in the company of someone like Matt - so I'll have someone to blame it on if it all goes wrong [Laughs]."

Como foi já foi anunciado anteriormente, Kieron Gillen, que recentemente escreveu S.W.O.R.D., será co-escritor de Uncanny X-Men a partir de dezembro. Além disso, Gillen escreverá a nova série Generation Hope, que deriva de Uncanny.

Gillen disse que escrever os X-Men lhe dá a oportunidade de trabalhar com um grande elenco. Para o autor, Uncanny X-Men é um título sobre o futuro, sobre uma possível evolução da espécie humana.

Ele esteve trabalhando na construção de Generation Hope desde Second Coming. Enquanto essa última megassaga trazia alguém que queria exterminar a espécie mutante, a nova série trata justamente do oposto: o futuro da espécie, que pode significar uma nova oportunidade.

Embora tenha escrito S.W.O.R.D., que se passava no espaço, seu novo título mutante se passa na Terra. Ele está preocupado em desenvolver uma história que se atenha ao relacionamento entre os personagens, com plots que trabalhem questões mais filosóficas, como a condição mutante e o preconceito.

O foco das histórias mutantes tem passado de preconceito para sobrevivência. Mesmo com o surgimento de novos mutantes, Scott não relaxou em sua busca de garantir a sobrevivência da espécie. Em Uncanny, esse ainda é o foco principal. Gillen está fascinado em poder escrever o título, pois ele traz heróis que não são de todo puros. São personalidades interesses para se desenvolver, principalmente por seus defeitos. O autor já elegeu seus favoritos: Ciclope, Emma e Namor. Ele também citou que gosta de Destrutor e Rachel Summers, o que pode ser a deixa sobre a volta dos personagens à Terra.

Sobre os vilões, ele pretende aproveitar aqueles que já existem. Sublime, criado por Grant Morrison, estará no primeiro arco. Ele é uma bactéria que infecta e possui as pessoas. Sublime desenvolveu uma antipatia por mutantes, porque alguns deles são imunes à infecção.

O plot desse primeiro arco sera sobre exploração de talento e procriação corporativa, como resultado do arco Nation X, focando os cinco X-Men originais. Alguns outros personagens também ganham destaque, como Cristal.

Generation Hope e Uncanny X-Men não estarão necessariamente ligados, mas Gillen planeja fazer algum cross futuramente entre os títulos. Ele disse que o arco Five Lights de Uncanny é o pontapé inicial nas histórias de quatro dos novos mutantes. O quinto mutante aparece no primeiro arco de Generation Hope. Para isso, um trabalho conjunto entre Gillen e Fraction começou a ser desenvolvido há algum tempo, culminando no anúncio da parceria em Uncanny.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Sex Set 24 2010, 20:10

X-Position com Victor Gischler:

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Taurean starts us off by showing some appreciation for the vampire "jubilee" (both figuratively and literally) that you've given fans.
First of all, I want to thank Mr. Gischler for writing a great X-Men arc that feels epic and simple all at the same time. This storyline is the kind of classic adventure that I miss from the X-Men with some great moments that are huge! At first, I was skeptical about Vamp Jubilee, but after issue #3, I'm in love with her! You took one of my favorite X-women and made her even more awesome! I have some questions though about recent developments:
1) Now that Jubilee feels "brand new" as a vamp, is there a chance her x-gene was rejuvenated and became active again?


There are interesting things to come for Jubilee, but I would not look for her to be restored exactly to her old self. Still, I can say that - along with all the other Jubilee fans - I'm really looking forward to what happens with her after the conclusion of "Curse of the Mutants."

2) And how/where was it decided that people/mutants automatically turn to the dark side when they become vamps? I thought Jubilee and Wolverine would remain the same personality-wise, but would just be a little "thirsty."

Turning vamp isn't like tapping into "the force." There is some inherent darkness involved with becoming a vampire. We've already seen Nemesis and Rao talking about how there is more to vampirism than science can explain. There is something about turning vamp that touches a person's dark side on a basic level. And mutants aren't immune!

3) Also, is there any chance Storm will play a larger role in this story besides the one-shot she had with Gambit?

Storm is pulling her own weight and we get to see even more of her in the next arc. Stay tuned!

Kevin also appears to be a Jubilee fan and sent in a few queries about where her light has gone now that she's joined the dark side.
To begin with, I wanted to say just how much I enjoy your "X-Men" series. It's good to see the X-Men in a more action-centric title. I also showed the first three issues to one of my best friends, who is a pretty picky reader, and he loved them! On to my questions:
1) While I am thrilled to see my favorite comic book hero, Jubilee, back in the spotlight, I am wondering if she will somehow change back from her dark ways and join the good guys once again? It made me sad to see her bite Wolverine just after he told her how much she means to him in issue #3…


Kevin, first thanks for the kind words about the arc. Glad you're enjoying it. Here's the thing about Jubilee: she's in a dark place right now. We've got to feel that this is something serious, or whatever happens in the future will feel cheap. I can't guarantee you that things will come out all happy and sunshine. That would undermine the suspense. There has to be the very real chance for an unhappy ending in order for a happy ending to mean anything. So we're all going to have to sweat it out together. Not even I know fully Jubilee's future.

2) If you continue to utilize Jubilee, do you plan to showcase her often-forgotten gymnastics expertise? It's been stated she was close to Olympic-caliber before her parents were murdered.

Very possible. Especially since her new vampire abilities would only add to these skills.

3) What age would you put Jubilee at? It seems like she is always being de-aged, when several instances point to her being at least 18-21 years of age (running a de-powered mutant clinic, driving cars/vehicles without guidance, field leader of the New Warriors, going to bachelorette parties, etc.).

Young. I understand your question, but we all know time flows kinda "funny" in the Marvel U. But I definitely see her as young enough to remain a daughter-figure to Wolverine.

Renaldo wanted to know about timelines too, but he was more concerned about the evolution of a story idea.
What made you and the X-office decide to move forward with this vampire arc for the X-Men? I'm curious because Paul Cornell did a great vampire and Dracula arc on "Captain Britain and MI:13" as his swansong, yet the sales weren't too appreciable and the book got shelved. So I was surprised Marvel chose to do this vampire arc with X-Men (not that it hasn't been entertaining).


Renaldo, let me start off by saying that I read the Cornell "Captain Britain" arc and it was excellent. Great work by everyone involved. But the fact that it didn't sell well might be one of the reasons Marvel thought it was time to give the Marvel Universe vampires a facelift. This is a guess on my part - the bigwigs know the answer better than I do. But I do know we wanted to make Marvel Universe vamps "players" again, and so we gave them a fresh start in "Death of Dracula" and have kept the ball rolling in "Curse of the Mutants." So far, it's worked out pretty well.

P.S. Paco Medina "pwned" his "Deadpool" arc, but this X-Men work makes me think he is fit to do any X-title - he rocks! I'd love to see him on an Avengers or Marvel Cosmic title someday. And as for you, Mr. Gischler - I'd love to see you do a Dr. Strange book, as I have a gut feeling it would rule!

Paco = awesome. A gifted professional. And if Marvel would let me work on a Dr. Strange book, I could die a happy man. I love Dr. Strange! Renaldo, you are my new favorite
human.

Speaking of characters people would like to see you write, Spiderbrother has a suggestion:
Will we ever see the Deadpool Corps interacting with other established cosmic characters?


Spiderbrother, I'm thick in the middle of a story arc right now, so it's not always easy to look ahead. Short answer: I'm open to suggestions and would love to drag some "cosmic characters" into the Deadpool insanity.

MarvelMaster616, on the other hand, would like to the vampire insanity brought to other books. Is there anything you can share regarding this?
1) I've been enjoying the whole Mutants vs. Vampires arc a great deal, and I like how you've made the Marvel Vampires awesome again. But I was wondering…once this story is over, will the end result have further ramifications throughout the Marvel Universe? Dracula's return sounds like something that should definitely cause a few ripples.


The Marvel secret police don't tell me those kinds of secrets, but my gut instinct is that vampires will be around causing more trouble in the Marvel U. The whole point of the "Death of Dracula" one-shot was to juice up Marvel U vamps and make them worthy of our attention again. I can't say where or how (because I don't know), but I really do think you'll see our new vamp pals popping up again sooner or later.

2) It's been well-documented that Dracula has a history with Storm and has shown some interest in Emma Frost as well (and who can blame him?). Will he try using his vampire charm on other women of the X-Men? After all, vampires are all the rage now, and who's to say the X-women aren't susceptible to it?

Dracula is charming and one never knows when or where he'll cast his hypnotic gaze, but he's got his hands a bit too full for hanky-panky at the moment…or does he? Well, yes.

Andre4000 is a detail-oriented type of guy and wants some help putting vamps under the microscope:
1) Wouldn't Wolverine's healing factor keep him from being infected? It seems to keep his blood pure of all other diseases.


Ahhhhhhhhh. Gee, why didn't we think of that? Or did we ?!? Stay tuned, Andre4000, and all questions will be answered. (Unless I'm bluffing.)

2) Should we look at vampirism as a disease? Does it have to be a bite that makes it happen? Or can you just inject vampire blood into someone and turn them into a vampire?

There is a strong biological element to vampirism, but that's not all. As mentioned before, Dr. Nemesis mused to Rao about this previously. There is an intangible "darkness" to vampirism that cannot be explained by science alone. This is necessarily a mystery and adds to the mystique. There are things in heaven and earth that cannot be explained by your philosophy, Horatio.

3) Where and when can we expect She-Hulk, Electra, and Spider-Man to show up? From the teasers promoting this series, we were promised lots of Marvel heroes, and I can't wait to see them "mix things up" with the X-Men…

You'll see at least one of those guys in the next arc. Patience, true believers.

Let's see if that's the same message you'll give to Grey, as he obviously wrote in to ask about his namesake…in addition to some tips for grooming facial hair:
I am really enjoying "X-Men" right now. The tie-in books have been wonderful as well. I have just a few quick questions:
1) Where is Nate Grey? I've been chomping at the bit to see him since issue #1.


That's an understandable question given the promo images, but...uh...well...we might be waiting for him a little more before he shows himself.

2) What inspired Blade's new "Village People" mustache?

Dude, I'm so glad you said that. I thought I was seeing things. To tell the truth, I was shocked for like three seconds and now I love it. Kudos to Paco Medina!

3) Will we see more of the Science Squad in action?

Love the Science Squad, especially the cranky Dr. Nemesis. Don't look for the "League of Extraordinary Eggheads" to take center stage any time soon, but I like to work them in here and there when I can. Fun characters.

4) What's in store for our merry mutants after the vamps are vanquished?

New York City, baby!!!

Oh really? Well, Nathan was wondering just who might be taking this little trip.
Any clues on who will be making up the core team after the "Curse of the Mutants" arc? Please include Gambit!


Nathan, good news and bad news. The bad news is that every time I think I've settled on a "core" team, something comes along to change my mind. Often a story or a situation makes me rethink my most appropriate cast. The good news? More Gambit in the second arc!

And now for some more bad news, that's the last of the fan emails. But before you go, it's time for today's "Behind the X" question. As I'm sure you had to do a lot of research for this X-Men arc, what is your favorite interpretation (in any form of media) of vampires and what do you think is the worst?

Count Chocula is the worst. Not scary at all. (Yes, I'm joking.) The best? I love how vamps are depicted in "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "The Lost Boys," and my wife got me hooked on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Very, very different from what we're doing in "Curse of the Mutants," but entertaining as hell.

As was this X-POSITION. Thanks Victor!
X-Men, de Victor Gischler, vem conseguindo sustentar boas vendas desde seu lançamento. O plot com os vampiros está trazendo novidades a cada edição.
Gischler explicou que o vampirismo não tem apenas um elemento biológico, mas também uma “escuridão” que não pode ser explicada pela ciência.

O novo título está dando um papel de destaque para Jubileu. O autor disse que não devemos esperar que ela volte a ser como era antes do Dia-M, mas muita coisa vai acontecer com a personagem na conclusão de Curse of the Mutants. O escritor não garantiu que as consequências serão boas para ela, mas pretende continuar utilizando a personagem.

Gischler disse que leu Capitão Britânia de Paul Cornell. Apesar de achar que a série foi excelente, ela não teve vida longa, então ele teve carta branca para tratar novamente dos vampiros na Marvel, agora como atores mais importantes no universo da editora.

O autor não garantiu se a conclusão do arco terá impactos no restante do Universo Marvel, ainda mais com o novo status dos vampiros. Ele apenas disse que os vampiros podem dar mais trabalho em outros títulos.

Sobre o fator de cura de Wolverine e sua infecção, Gischler pediu que ficássemos atentos às próximas edições, pois tudo será explicado.

Gischler ainda não se decidiu sobre qual será o elenco principal de seu título, pois ele depende de cada arco. Gambit estará nessa equipe no próximo arco. Ele falou que Tempestade ganhará mais destaque nas histórias seguintes. Mulher-Hulk, Electra ou Homem-Aranha aparecerá no próximo arco, que se passará em Nova Iorque. X-Man, que também apareceu nas imagens promocionais, não aparecerá por enquanto.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qui Set 30 2010, 21:37

X-Position com Kyle e Yost:

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Andrew starts things off with some love and a philosophical query.
I just wanted to let you know that I think you're the awesome-est X-writers ever, and that whatever you do in the future, you must continue writing X-books. Here are my questions:
1) You've said before that Cyclops was convinced that creating X-Force was the right thing to do, and that he'd be hauled away in handcuffs smiling if called out on this. That may be Cyclops' opinion (and now Wolverine's), but what about your opinions? Do you both think that X-Force was morally the right move for the X-Men? Did you try to convey that belief in the tone of "X-Force?"


Chris Yost: I don't think he made the right decision. Morally, I think that if you're going to be a super hero and hang out with Captain America and whatnot, you probably shouldn't order your men to go slaughter people - even if they are going to attack you first. But, if the situation was so desperate for them, like he really didn't see any other way. I mean, it's a tough spot. But I believe there are going to be repercussions for this.

Craig Kyle: As for me, I'm on Cyclops' side. I think, looking over the history of what the X-Men and mutants have faced - and knowing who they were going after - I say eff 'em. I think that these guys earned it, and it's about time that they got to see what it's like to be on the other side of that kind of mentality. As far as trying to convey the belief that I agree with him, I don't think so.
I think ideally we want to show the most compelling argument for both sides, otherwise there's no real fun for the audience. There should be a debate between the two, and they both have to be right on some level. So while my personal belief is "Yeah, Cyclops did the right thing," I hope readers were torn and some people felt he was wrong and others felt he was right, because that's the mark of a good story.

Yost: Let it be said that if I were in that position - if I were leading the X-Men - I would absolutely do that. If I thought someone was coming to kill me, then absolutely I would kill them. But I think that, as super heroes, they need to be held to a higher standard. Honestly, this question made for a more exciting project to work on, because it was so against what you'd think that a super hero would do. And it showed just how desperate the situation was.

2) During your run, you hinted multiple times that one day the Avengers might come calling to have Cyclops and Co. answer for what they've done. Now that Cyke has given X-Force up and Wolverine has taken the mantle, do you still think that will happen? Especially as Wolverine is a member of the Avengers?

Kyle: I think that's tough to say. Chris and I feel pretty good about the amount of things we were able to resolve and wanted to resolve. As always, we leave as much as we can behind for the next writer without cheating the fans. Selfishly, Chris and I would love to tell that story, but I'd be just as excited to read it if it was done by the right person. I would like to think that story will happen because I think someone's got to find out what's going on.

Yost: I think it would be an amazing story. I think that all secrets come to light, and that when somebody finally puts all the pieces together, there's going to be some interesting conversations being had.

Kyle: Mutants and the X-Men are in the same boat as Wolverine, and even though the Avengers are on his team, they don't have the same reasons to protect Wolverine or look after mutantkind. So it would be great to have someone like the Avengers find out.

Nathan is up next, and while he enjoyed your recent miniseries, he was hoping for some Cajun spice:
I found it odd that Gambit didn't appear in "X-Force: Sex and Violence" considering it's about the Thieves Guild and Belladonna. At any point in the planning stages, was Gambit due to appear?


Kyle: No. We pulled a lot of people from various places, and even though we could have stuck him in, it just felt like it would have been one character too many for the story we wanted to tell. Plus, for this job, (artist) Gabe wanted to do specific things in this story, so we really wrote it to help him do his best work, and one of those is just watching the character count. And we did that gladly, because we were very happy with the way the story did turn out.

Yost: Yeah, and while Gambit is involved with Belladonna, but she's Assassins Guild and he's Thieves Guild and they aren't always hand-in-hand.

Chickrockguitar also loved this recent story and asks for more, more, more…
"X-Force: Sex and Violence" was awesome - awesome story and awesome artwork. We had to wait awhile, but it was worth it. Any plans for a sequel?


Kyle: Chris and I already have a story in mind, but we don't have anything on the books. We haven't even talked to editorial about doing it right now because we're in the midst of some other projects that are just breathing down our necks right now. We're gladly taking care of those, but there's just no room for us to develop that sequel yet.

Yost: We would definitely love to do it; we're just looking for the right time.

Kyle: And we need Gabe too!

Andre4000 sent in his usual laundry list of questions, including a fun game of "What if?"
1) I liked Sex and Violence, but considering the title and the promise of a European artist, I expected the book to be a bit more graphic. Was that under discussion at any point? It feels like things were played "safe."


Yost: I'm assuming that he means sexually "safe." The violence definitely happened.

Kyle: I think that's the only thing we've heard - people wish there had been more, I guess, sex "onscreen" and…I don't know. We could've gone MAX with the title, but I think there's a tasteful way to make things sensual, sexual and still be really gratifying. I don't know if we really needed to have full frontal nudity and graphic sex depicted to hit the mark on that one.
For me personally, I feel like we delivered on the promise for people who wanted us to do more. I don't think we ever had that kind of a book in mind. I think to satisfy some of those people, we would have had to drive most of the fans of our book out, and that was never our intention. We wanted our fans of "X-Force" and our other works to enjoy this story, and we weren't trying to break into a new audience with this title.

Yost: All that being said, in issue #2, that was the most sex Marvel's shown in a long time.

Kyle: With Domino and Wolverine in the bed?

Yost: I mean, you actually see a page of two people having sex, which is not something you usually see in a comic book. I understand that people want more, but at the same time, we're not in that business specifically…yet.

Kyle: [Laughs] Let's hope we're never in that business.

2) With a new X-23 book currently out, can you please ask Marvel to reprint your X-23 trade paperbacks? I found the first mini for an "okay" price, but I can't find a reasonable priced copy of "X-23: Target" anywhere.

Kyle: I actually would prefer if they released a hardcover of the two of them together. We've talked to them about it before, but you know, they have a system of the way they put books out - both in soft and in hardcover, but we'll ask them again to see what the plan is. We were really hoping they'd put a collected edition of all twelve, so you were totally armed with the backstory for the new series.

3) Marvel has a new teaser "All New. All Different" that shows a lot of the dead coming back. Um, didn't you guys do that with "Necrosha?" Do you know anything about this?

Yost: There's an event going on in the Marvel Universe right now that it's linked to, but it isn't a "full-on" X-Men event. I believe more information will be coming in the next few weeks.

4) Recently Tom Brevoort asked readers what they thought about event comics, and it stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest online. As writers who worked on two events recently ("Necrosha" and "Second Coming"), what are your opinions on the state of things? Do writers feel burned out too?

Yost: Yeah, we did "Messiah War," "Necrosha" and "Second Coming" kind of back-to-back-to-back. Now, don't get me wrong, I love a big event, but at the same time, having three in a row like that was a little rough.

Kyle: What happens is that you have an event that's set on a specific timetable and all the books kind of have to navigate their schedules now to work within this timetable. So it can be difficult when you've got X amount of issues you feel you need to tell your story correctly. But the other side is, we've been on books like "New X-Men" that could use the boost. So when we were tied to a big event, it boosted our sales. The intent is always to bring in new readers, so for that I was grateful.
And I'd say the flipside is, when we did it for books that needed help, it was nice to be able to pump some interest towards those titles that deserved it. I think they're a necessary part of the process and fans largely enjoy them, so if you're working with talented guys like we have, it's always fun but they can be difficult when you're trying to focus on the story that you worked very hard on telling in the series. It's a mixed bag, but more often than not, they're a good thing.

Yost: I totally agree. For instance, "New X-Men" - when "Messiah CompleX" hit, it nearly doubled our sales. I mean, that's hard to argue with.

Kyle: The nice thing too was, we needed a big out for our storyline in "X-Force," and "Second Coming" became that out. So we actually needed those other books to be tied in so it could be more of a satisfying conclusion to what was like the convergence of many different groups and people coming down on one team.

5) In an ideal world (for me at least) where you two got the chance to write "Uncanny X-Men," who would you put on the team and what artist would you love to have drawing the book?

Kyle: I'd say my answer, with no time to think, is Arthur Adams. I don't think that there's an artist that I love more. You know, there's Jim Lee, there's other greats that I grew up with and have got to meet along the way, but no one trumps Arthur Adams for me, because he was someone that I loved as a kid and am dying to see do a drawing of X-23. I'm just a huge, huge fangirl for that guy. If it wasn't him, then I'd say Olivier Coipel, who is someone else I just really admire as a talent. There are so many great people and we've had a chance to work with so many greats, we're very fortunate, but if you put a gun to my head right now and asked "Who's it going to be?" I'd say with a big smile on my face, "Arthur Adams," but that's me.

Yost: I just - how can I possibly pick someone?

Kyle: You love Jae Lee.

Yost: Ohmigod, you're right. I do. I would pick Jae Lee. Every piece of art he's done, I'm just a huge fan of. His "Inhuman" series is just so phenomenal. Yeah, in a heartbeat. Obviously, that's going to be a very specific kind of story that you're going to put Jae Lee on a book for, but he's the one I'd go for. Who the team would be though - I don't know. Craig, who would be your top three X-Men?

Kyle: Wow, that's tough. Colossus is my favorite, he always has been. Nightcrawler, even though we had to kill him…

Yost: Ooh! Nightcrawler, Cable and Mammomax.

Kyle: [Laughs] All right, let me just say that I don't like Cable. I've never liked Cable and I was glad he died. Heh. Okay, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and - you know who I've grown to love? Emma, although you can't really put her as a classic X-Man. I don't know. I might have to leave that third slot open because that's a big debate.

Yost: Well, I'd put on Cyclops and Jean Grey.

Kyle: Ugh, you softie. I mean, Cyclops is the classic. It feels like he does need to go in a spot. I'm not the lover of Jean Grey that Chris is.

Yost: I think our team is Colossus, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Emma and...somebody else.

Kyle: You know, Wolverine is obviously the other part of it, but then we could be very ridiculous and put X-23 on the team. I would only do that to further her pedigree, but I also think it's good that we've stepped away from the character. Oh! There's also Domino, who we love. She's amazing.

Yost: Honestly, I wouldn't hesitate to put some of those New X-Men on there. But if you're limited to five or something, there's some classics you just can't say you'll not put in.

Kyle: Yeah. I'm a firm believer that if you don't have a certain number of the classic X-Men, it's not an X-Men team. You can say it is and you can put the name on the book, but it's not. You gotta have a few of those guys to anchor the team, and then you can spread the wealth a little bit and bring in some of the up-and-comers or fringe mutants. That's my take, though.
[Laughs] You know what, Chris? We could just keep killing mutants until they give us the book.

Yost: You're right! We'll just narrow them down to the five people we listed.

But you already killed Nightcrawler...

Kyle: Looks like we're on our way then.

Iceman better watch his back. Ramelito closes out today's fun with an assortment on inquiries on topics both X-related and non-X:
1) Chris, what is your new miniseries ("To Serve and Protect") about? Is it from a fresh pitch by you? Or was it something they came to you to write? It sounds a bit unspecific…


Kyle: It's something that I pitched to the X-office around a year and a half ago, but the timing wasn't right then because of some of the things they were planning. It's two characters that I love going out and saving the day, being big-time mutant super heroes. There's a little bit of mystery as to who they are, but it's really just part of the Heroic Age - the X-Men going out there and doing good.
Each issue is an anthology, but my story will be in each of the four issues. So it's an ongoing story in the anthology, but it's broken up along the four chapters. It's thirty-two pages over four issues. It's my first step back into X-universe after "Second Coming," and at some point in the near future, I should be making New X-Men fans happy.

2) I also loved Yost's "Killer of Demons" and I thought I heard rumor about a follow-up. Is that still happening? Why don't the two of you do more creator-owned works?

Yost: There is an idea for a second and a third story, but it's not going to happen anytime soon. Life is just getting in the way, but it was always intended to be more.

Kyle: As for us doing something by ourselves, I'll be releasing Chris' second story for "Killer of Demons" on the internet tonight, so look for that. [Laughs] No, look, we're not doing X-books together right now, but who knows what the future will hold?

Yost: It'll happen one day. We'll be eighty years old...

3) Craig, I know you can't say much about the "Thor" movie, but I'm just curious if you can tell me anything about the coordination between the Marvel films. Between the Infinity Gauntlet and Cosmic Cube appearing in "Thor" and "Captain America" (respectively), it seems you're planting seeds for something bigger down the line. Is there a "brain trust" behind all the films asking you to plant X, Y, and Z so that they'll get picked up in the "Avengers" film? And who specifically are the people making these decisions?

Kyle: I think it's safe to say that Kevin Feige was the one who broke the idea of really kind of doing a cinematic universe like we have in the comic books. Fans love visiting all the corners of the Marvel U in different books, and Kevin knows that. Now there's many creative people involved in the process and lots of great people helping give us feedback as we develop each level of the films. At a certain point, Joe Quesada comes in, Dan Buckley, Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Fine. Then we have the other folks who are working on each individual movie coming in - Jeremy Latcham, Stephen Broussard. These are all guys that oversee the various films, and Louis (D'Esposito) who runs Marvel Studios with Kevin.
So you've got a lot of talented, passionate people that are working to make great individual films, while Kevin is kind of keeping an eye on the larger story for the Marvel cinematic universe. You kind of need that one person guiding us, otherwise it gets to be a bit of a clusterfuck. He's also the first to remind us that we have to make a great movie on its own, otherwise the little pieces we've seeded for other films aren't going to matter because they're never going to make them. That's kind of the long and short answer.

4) Have you seen or do you know anything about Remender's upcoming "Uncanny X-Force" that you can share?

Kyle: I know absolutely nothing.

Yost: I've been seeing a lot of advance reviews for the first issue, and pretty much everybody's really enjoyed it. I've heard the art is nothing short of fantastic.

But you haven't seen the issue yet?

Kyle: No. When we stepped away, we wanted to set up the potential for a new team and a new storyline and that's where our involvement ended, and that's where it should've. We're excited though. It's always nice when you get to go from being a creator on a book to a fan. There's something to be said about not knowing what's going to happen on the next page. Obviously, we wish (Remender) luck and we hope it's great and we're sure it is.

Well, feel free to email me some questions as Rick Remender will be our next guest on X-POSITION! Maybe you can even get him to spill a secret or two.
Now before you go, it's time for our last round of "Behind the X" fun. As you two are both Hollywood-ites, I have a crazy little query for you: name a movie that lots of people find hilarious, but you just don't understand the appeal.


Kyle: This is going to kill a lot of people who enjoy me right now, but, "The Big Lebowski."

Yost: Ohmigod! Are you serious?

Kyle: I don't fucking get it.

Yost: Wow. There's a quote from that movie I use pretty much every day of my life: "That's, like, your opinion, man."

Kyle: One more reason not to like it. Because you're a funny guy, and that's not funny. Your turn.

Yost: Ugh. Mine might get me in trouble. I know the guy that produced it.

Kyle: You know what? Live free. Go for it, buddy.

Yost: I could not watch "Napoleon Dynamite," and people love that movie.

Kyle: Yeah? I enjoyed that movie.

Yost: Really? I honestly could not get through it. Then I saw the "Napoleon Dynamite" bobblehead and notepad and the shirts and all the other stuff, and I thought, "Obviously, I'm out of touch. I am out of touch with America."

Kyle: Well, there's a convention for "The Big Lebowski," so, yeah. But I've heard of people who hate "Caddyshack," and it's like, "What? How could you hate 'Caddyshack?'"

Yost: Yeah, now that's crazy.

Chris Yost e Craig Kyle deixaram recentemente a X-Force, na minissérie X-Force: Sex and Violence. Na mini, Wolverine e Dominó acabaram metidos com a Liga dos Assassinos e com o Tentáculo. Eles disseram que não havia intenção de ter Gambit na história, embora Belladonna, sua ex-esposa, tenha aparecido. Os dois autores disseram que têm uma sequência em mente, mas nada que tenha ido parar nas mãos dos editores ainda.

Yost disse que não acredita que Ciclope tenha tomado a decisão certa ao criar a X-Force. Contudo, ele não tinha outra escolha em uma situação desesperadora como a que estavam vivendo. Kyle se disse partidário da decisão de Scott. Yost acrescentou que, mesmo que a decisão não seja correta, ele teria tomado o mesmo caminho se estivesse no lugar de Ciclope.

Kyle não sabe se agora o momento é mais propício para uma aproximação entre Vingadores e X-Force, visto que Wolverine é membro de ambas as equipes. Seria uma ótima história, mas tem muita coisa que os dois escritores deixaram para os próximos que assumissem a equipe.

Eles afirmaram que Chaos War, novo evento da editora, não tem muita relação com Necrosha, já que abrange boa parte do Universo Marvel.

Um dos fãs sugeriu um mundo ideal em que os dois escrevessem Uncanny X-Men. Kyle disse que adoraria fazer com Arthur Adams nos desenhos, ou com Olivier Coipel. Yost escolheria Jae Lee. Alguns personagens que comporiam a equipe seriam Colossus, Noturno, Emma, Ciclope, Jean Grey, Wolverine ou X-23 e Dominó. Yost brincou que colocaria Mammomax e Cable, mas afirmou que alguns dos Novos X-Men entrariam no time.

Yost contou que a nova minissérie, X-Men: To Serve and Protect, foi algo que ele propôs há um ano e meio. O plot trará dois personagens saindo e salvando o dia, como parte da proposta da Era Heroica. Cada edição será uma antologia, mas Yost escreve um capítulo de oito páginas em cada, como foi em Destino Manifesto. Ele ainda disse que, no futuro, ele fará felizes os fãs dos Novos X-Men. Ainda deixou no ar a chance de trabalhar em novos X-títulos com Kyle, mas não no futuro próximo.

Sobre Uncanny X-Force, de Rick Remender, Kyle disse que nao sabe de nada, mas Yost elogiou a arte e as críticas que leu da primeira edição, apesar de não tê-la lido ainda.

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Rick Remender no X-Position:

Spoiler:


Renaldo welcomes our distinguished guest with a showering of compliments, and then uses his question to provide a nice, foamy lather:
Rick, I just wanted to congratulate you on the epic job you did on Doc Voodoo recently. He makes an intriguing holder of the Eye of Agamotto, especially with Jericho's brother looming. You did an amazing job, and I hope you get back to that book soon! Kudos on the Punisher books as well, as I loved the way you broke Frank down!
I'm giddy to see you now on "Uncanny X-Force," as Yost/Kyle made this my favorite X-book (along with PAD's "X-Factor"), and Opena is seriously majestic. I was wondering though, how did you decide to use Apocalypse as the first arc enemy. After his "Messiah War" business, I thought En-Sabah-Nur would be kept for the "Uncanny X-Men" main title or even a bigger X-Event, so I was a bit surprised…


Renaldo, thank you for the warm words. Doctor Voodoo was good fun; I'm always looking for a natural place to use him again. He's one of Marvel's best characters, as far as I'm concerned. I'm wrapping up my final Punisher story now, a five-issue series, "In the Blood," will launch in November, and Roland Boschi is on fire with the art-making. And I'm with you; Yost/Kyle did some big things in X-Force past - good stuff.
I chose Apocalypse after a natural idea presented itself. Also, he's been on ice for a good bit, and it's time to see what the old boy is made of again. And what's to say the things we're building with Apocalypse won't go beyond the first arc? Or go beyond X-Force? The next year of "X-Force" is going to be bigger than anything before, and I mean big, because there's no other word for it. Well, literally there are other words for it, but it fits, okay? Fine.
Any-hoo, Apocalypse's Machiavellian manipulations of our dear mutants runs deep, and we're not going to bring a character like him around without some big plans and big ramifications.

Whenever there is a team book, fans naturally want to know where their favorite characters are. I usually try to avoid asking such black-and-white queries, but as this is a new series, I'll allow the readers to indulge a bit. And speaking of black-and-white, Podmark wrote in about his fave:
I've been wondering where Domino is in the new X-Force. Will she be appearing at all?


I don't have plans for Domino. I know many of you are fans - I am as well - but she doesn't fit into the initial story stuff we're working on. I bet she'll be popping up in some X-book sooner or later though.

Bloodwitch is next and asks about the golden child:
Will Elixir make an appearance in your X-Force (either on the team, or working with or against them)?


No time soon. The new X-Force gets swept up in a giant tidal wave of insanity from word go, and while there are plans for new members, they won't be who anyone is expecting. I'd like to keep this all new, all unexpected.

And Nathan wanted to know about a character with special ties to the "big bad" of your first arc:
Seeing that the "Uncanny X-Force" team are going to be facing Apocalypse, is there any chance Gambit may show up as he's still struggling with his "Death" powers/persona?


Not in the initial arc. He does have a natural connection to the events and to tell anymore would spoil some fun stuff down coming down the road.

Now that we've covered some of the possible guests for this title, ChadLDN wanted to know more about chess pieces on the board:
1) What do you think each member of this eclectic X-Force team brings to the table?


As a whole, they all have one thing on common: they've all been tampered with by evil-type folks. They're all characters that have had experience doing the bloody but often necessary work that the new team will take on.
Fantomex is an expert at spy games, covert business and infiltration. His misdirection couldn't be better suited for this work.
Psylocke is a high-leveled telepath, intellect and stealthy ninja.
Wolverine, I don't need to tell you what he does best.
Deadpool is a highly skilled mercenary who also happens to be totally unpredictable, a useful trait.
Archangel is cold, calculated and relentless, and in Warren, we have a seasoned veteran who has encountered nearly every X-villain. He also has all the funds the team will ever need and leadership experience.

2) Angel/Archangel has had a complicated life and a few dramatic changes in character. How do you see Warren Worthington - is he settled into his "dual" personae or is he torn?

This is a big part of what we're doing in the series. This is something we work hard to clarify and explore in great detail. Betsy is helping Warren deal with these issues, and you'll see how in issue #1.

3) Will you be touching on the Psylocke-Angel romance?

Yes.

Ooh, tight-lipped about that answer? Well, loose lips sink X-ships...
Grey is a detail-oriented person and has an inquiry about some of the nitty-gritty surrounding the villain in your first story:
I'm excited about the new book, but I have one major question: the last time we saw Apocalypse, he was being recruited by the Celestials. Will "Uncanny X-Force" address that?


It's important to us that we do a reader-friendly book that doesn't discount continuity. We've worked hard to balance these things. We might not play off of Apocalypse's ordeal with the Celestials right away; the Akkaba have done something that gives Apocalypse a second chance.

BH.H will be your "BFF" if you can answer his query regarding another recent appearance made by Apocalypse.
Will we be seeing any of the Stryfe and/or Hope "fallout" from "Messiah War" with the Apocalypse you'll be using?


Not right away. The first arc is setting up a good few things though, so that stuff might play into future stories. I mean, what would Apocalypse want with Hope, right? Oh, wait...

Lance gets the final say for today, and it turns out he had tons to say:
1) One of the reasons why I'm looking forward to "Uncanny X-Force" (other than the fact it had a cool cast of characters and you as the writer) is that it's going to be new-reader friendly. I hope it will stay that way. Perhaps I'm in the minority here, but I'm not a follower of X-team books, so this book could be my first. I'm sure an "Ultra-Mega-Gigantic" crossover event cannot be avoided, but I'm just hoping that the stories in this book are the ones you want to tell (and not mandated by some event). I hope you can ease my worry concerning this.


Sure, and we're working hard to make this an easy book to jump on to. I'm not resting on the idea readers know these people. The characters will be defined anew for all - their relationships, abilities and history. By the end of the first arc, new readers will know these amazing characters and old fans will have a new and fully 3D perspective on them.
As for the big events, I'm involved in the planning, so as they come up this series will have a natural fit and the events will play out of things that grow in "X-Force" as well as "X-Men." That's the fun of a unified universe; you never know where the next big threat is growing.

2) According to your previous interviews, the core cast was already formed when you got on board. Is there anyone you'd like to see added to the team? And if so, when might we see them?

I have a list of whom I'd like to work in. I don't know when it might happen.

3) I grew to love Jerome Opena's artwork in "Fear Agent" and "Punisher," and seeing his artwork here just made me more excited on how he would draw the action scenes for this title. I just wanted to know if he's staying a long time on this book or if he's only here for the initial arc. I hope he stays!

We obviously feel the same way. Jerome and I have been doing comics together since 2005 when he came in to do a fill-in issue of "Strange Girl." We were both living in San Francisco then and could hang out and talk comics as we brainstormed, leading to a friendship. We share the same sensibilities and dig on working together. It's stress-free and the results are always on top of my "proudest accomplishments" list. As of now, everything I'm hearing is that he'll continue to be involved, likely rotating with another amazing artist on arcs. News to come...

4) This may not be X-book-related, but I've wanted to ask you this for a long time: in your "Punisher" #14, there's a flashback scene where a giant robot was fighting a giant monster. The instant I saw the robot, I noticed it was Gaiking! I was really surprised by that! Was it your idea to include Gaiking, or was it artist's Dan Brereton? Is it because Gaiking had a skull symbol in its chest similar to the Punisher?

That was Dan. I asked for a Godzilla vs. Shogun Warrior-style battle with characters resembling the giant monsters Marvel had in the 70s.

And speaking of giant robots, do you have plans to continue your creator-owned book "Gigantic" with Eric Nguyen? Maybe you could even write a giant combining-mecha piloted by the "Uncanny X-Force" team into your book and have it battle Sentinel robots? Please?

I love me some giant monsters/robots. I might even be able to accommodate your desires at some point in the first year of stories.

5) Since you said that the "Uncanny X-Force" would be more involved in other parts of the Marvel Universe (outside of the X-verse), does that mean there's a possibility the likes of Ghost Rider, Punisher or even the Legion of Monsters could appear in the book? And while you're at it, how about the "Shaolin Scientist Squad" as cannon fodder for X-Force?

I would love to see all of those characters appear. If we touched on anything like that, it wouldn't be till the second year.

Mark your calendar to ask that question again in an X-POSITION a year from now, Lance.
Now before you go, Rick, we like to ask our X-guests a little "get-to-know-you" question every week in our "Behind the X" segment. Considering there is a somewhat supernatural holiday heading our way, I thought you might have fun with this: Are there any superstitions out there that make you leery? Ones that make you think twice before taking some kind of action?


I still toss salt over my shoulder if I spill it. It's stupid, I know, but I can't not do it. As I go to do it, I feel like a git, but there I am doing it all the same.
Oh, and I always kill a blue-eyed vagrant after Easter. For good luck...

Ah, our first peek into the voice behind X-Force's Deadpool. Thanks Rick!
Finalmente foi lançada nos Estados Unidos a primeira edição de Uncanny X-Force. O primeiro arco traz como ameaça Apocalipse. Remender o escolheu porque ele é um personagem importante, que estava deixado de lado há algum tempo, exceto pela aparição de uma versão alternativa dele em Guerra Messiânica. Remender não especificou se a trama em volta de Apocalipse será fechada no primeiro arco ou se se estenderá por mais edições ou, até mesmo, por outros títulos. Ele apenas adiantou que o próximo arco será ainda maior.

A equipe é composta por Fantomex, que tem experiência em espionagem; Psylocke, que alia habilidades telepáticas e ninjas; Wolverine, que é o melhor naquilo que faz; Deadpool, um mercenário habilidoso e totalmente imprevisível; e Arcanjo, que é frio e calculista.

Warren, em específico, será um grande ponto central da trama, principalmente pela ajuda que Betsy lhe dará para conseguir lidar com sua personalidade dual. O romance deles já começa a ser explorado na primeira edição.

Quanto a novos personagens, ele não tem planos para Domino, porque ela não se encaixa na história inicial. De qualquer forma, ele disse que ela deve aparecer em outros títulos mutantes. Elixir também não dará as caras. Ele planeja colocar novos personagens com o andar das histórias, mas não será ninguém que podemos imaginar. Gambit será um personagem que vai aparecer, por causa de sua ligação com Apocalipse, mas não será no arco inicial.

Remender deixou no ar a possibilidade de termos o envolvimento de Esperança futuramente, já que Apocalipse pode ter interesse nela. Não há ainda um plano definido para um grande megavento envolvendo a equipe, e o envolvimento com outros personagens do Universo Marvel deve acontecer no segundo ano do título.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Sex Out 08 2010, 11:55

Aaron sobre Wolverine:

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Marvel Comics' Wolverine is armed with a mutant healing factor that can heal most wounds in a matter of seconds, an unbreakable skeleton and razor sharp, Adamantium-coated claws that can cut through nearly anything. So there's very few things that he's afraid of. Unfortunately for him, in the first issue of his new self-titled series, writer Jason Aaron and artists Renato Guedes and Jason Latour made one of Wolverine's worst nightmares a reality with the mutant hero unable to protect his friends from the assault of a mysterious cabal because his soul had been cast down into Hell and demons have possessed his physical form. What awaits Logan in Hell? Does he have any hope of escaping the infernal realm? And just how much danger are his friends and family in back on Earth? For the answers to these questions and more, we spoke with Aaron about his plans for "Wolverine."
The opening scene of "Wolverine" #1 didn't occur in Hell, instead flashing back three weeks earlier to a rural church and a discussion between Logan and and his former Black Ops colleague John Wraith, who has become a pastor. In the scene, Logan and Wraith talk about bad men trying to be good and the struggle to find and maintain hope and faith in the world.
"That scene was kind of the bridge from the 'Wolverine: Weapon X' stories that I've been doing, into this new book. In 'Weapon X' we've been exploring issues of faith. I've been having Logan wrestle with that. In the last issue of the series, the death of Nightcrawler played into that in a big way. I knew I was going to do this Wolverine goes to Hell story, so I wanted to deal with that stuff before as a lead in," Aaron told CBR News. "Because obviously, once Logan has actually been to the afterlife and Hell, it's kind of hard to wrestle with the idea of faith. He's been there and seen it."
In the recent "Wolverine: Road to Hell" one-shot, Aaron and Guedes showed Wolverine's freefall descent into Hell and in "Wolverine" #1, they show his arrival into the infernal realm, where the Devil welcomes him with open arms. "You figure if you're the Devil and your job for eternity is to sit in Hell and torture people, it's going to get a little boring after a while. He's been doing it for thousands of years and millions of souls have come through, so how many different ways can you torture somebody? Surely, by this point he's completely exhausted them many times over," Aaron remarked. "I like the idea that he's extremely bored with his work, but every once in a while somebody will pop up that gets him a bit excited. Wolverine is definitely one of those people."
The Devil that appears in "Wolverine" is meant to be a literal representation of the malevolent Biblical entity and has no connection to any of the Marvel Universe's previously established infernal beings. "I didn't really want to open the can of worms that is Mephisto or a lot of the other versions of the Devil that we've seen in the Marvel Universe. I'm doing what I did in 'Ghost Rider ,' In that book I just went with the Devil. In Ghost Rider's original origin, before Mephisto ever came along, he was linked with the Devil," Aaron said. "As far as I'm concerned, the Devil that appears in 'Wolverine' is the same one that I was writing in 'Ghost Rider.' I'll let the 'Handbook [of the Marvel Universe]' guys figure out how that links in with Mephisto and the other infernal beings out there."
While the Devil was deciding on what he wanted to do with Wolverine, some of his agents were running amok in Wolverine's body on Earth. In issue #1, readers saw a demonically possessed Wolverine, whom Aaron has affectionately dubbed "Hellverine," attacking Pastor John Wraith. In the attack, Hellverine used both his claws and several demonic abilities, like acidic bile and the ability to control snakes and insects. "Those will continue to be explored in the next few issues," Aaron revealed. "He pops up again in a completely different location in issue #2. He goes after someone else who is close to Wolverine. And in issue #3, Hellverine arrives in Utopia, where he'll obviously butt heads with the X-Men."
Hellverine wasn't the only villain stalking Wolverine's friends in issue #1, as readers also saw two different mysterious groups plotting against and actively hunting those close to Logan. "We see a sort of shadowy and diverse group of people whose members appear to be an old man and woman, a child and several others. That's the Red Right Hand. They're the people behind all of this," Aaron explained. "We also see this group of what appears to be super villains who come after Wolverine's girlfriend Melita Garner at her work. They're a new bunch of characters, and they're agents of the Red Right Hand. Right now, we don't know much at all about these people; what their powers are, who they are, or where they came from.
"We'll be learning a lot more about both of these groups as we move forward. Over the next couple of arcs, the motivations of both groups will become abundantly clear," Aaron continued. "They're going to prove to be quite the challenge for Logan in more ways than one."
The super villain team that attacked Melita Garner at the newspaper where she works are an all new group of unusual and very distinctive looking villains. "In 'Weapon X,' I set out to inject some new faces into Wolverine's rogues gallery, and I'm continuing that with these characters. Most of the villains we've seen him fight over the years are characters that have very complicated connections to him. They've usually known him for decades and have had several serious run-ins with him in the past," Aaron remarked. "I wanted some fresh faces in there for him to lock claws with, and I do like the weirder more off beat villains. As we explore these guys, we'll come to understand the kinds of powers and skill sets they have. I'm excited to do more with this group."
Melita has no super powers and only basic self defense training, but when the super villain team attacked her, she did not panic. She used some weapons that Wolverine supplied her with and did her best to defend herself against overwhelming odds. The scene illustrated what Aaron feels are two of Garner's most important character traits; she's a normal but still very capable woman.
"That's kind of the whole idea. I wanted Logan to have a love interest who was a normal person; somebody who was coming into his world and having no experience with anything like it. I didn't want her to be a helpless damsel in distress either, though. She comes into this relationship with Logan and his world with eyes wide open," Aaron stated. "She's smart enough to realize that it's a dangerous place to be, especially since most of his past love interests have been murdered at the hands of his enemies. So she understands what she's getting herself into and she prepares for it along the way. That doesn't mean she won't get in over her head, but she doesn't have blinders on, either."
Melita was definitely in over her head confronting the super villains after her in issue #1; fortunately for her, though, she had a savior. The X-Men's frequent adversary and occasional ally Mystique assisted Melita in escaping her attackers. Mystique's presence in the story should come as no surprise to fans of Aaron's work as the writer has penned several stories featuring the character, including a tale called "Get Mystique" in which Wolverine pursued and tried to kill the titular shapeshifter, though her role may have been somewhat shocking.
"Mystique is really interesting and fun to play with. Considering the stuff I've done with her in the past, it was fun to have her pop up here in a completely different kind of role. She sort of helps get the ball rolling in terms of making an effort to literally try and save Logan's soul," Aaron remarked. "She's a person who walks her own path, and I think that's what Logan was for much of his life before he stumbled into the X-Men. He was a guy who did the same thing. We've seen him be both villainous and heroic in his past. I think Mystique is the same way. She's never strayed from that, so she's consistently inconsistent, and as far as I'm concerned, that's the way she'll always be. She could be the hero in one story and then in the next one you'll turn around and she'll shoot you in the back."
Mystique understands that she and Melita will need some help in liberating Wolverine's soul from Hell, so they consult some "experts" that fans from Aaron's work on another title should be very familiar with. "We see both Ghost Riders and the Son of Satan. They first pop up in issue #2. Mystique knows what's happening with Logan, and she knows it's not something she can handle on her own. When you've got a soul that's been sent to Hell and a body that's been possessed by demons, who else are you going to call but the Son of Satan and the Ghost Riders? They all come down and try to do their part to help Logan out," Aaron revealed. "They play a pretty big role in this story and they'll also play a bit of a role in the second arc."
While Mystique and Melita look for a way free his soul, Logan will discover that Hell is a place swarming with adversaries. "You look back over the course of Logan's long life and he's killed lots and lots of people, so there's a lot of souls in Hell eagerly looking to score some payback. If you seen the preview for issue #2, you saw that, just in terms of ninjas alone, there is a huge crowd waiting to get their hands on him. Not to mention the HYDRA agents, Nazis and Purifiers. Plus, we've got several high profile villains that crossed Logan's path when they were alive. We have a whole lot familiar faces popping up in issue #2; mostly adversaries, but also a couple of allies. How big of a role these characters play in the arc moving forward, we'll see. Some of them have bigger roles. Some of them are just cameos. And some will continue to play a part in the series even after this arc, after Logan is no longer in Hell."
One ally that Logan finds in Hell is his old friend, the diminutive and deceased Alpha Flight member known as Puck. "He's one of those characters that I've always loved. John Byrne's run on 'Alpha Flight' was one of my favorite books. Most of those characters were dead and have been off the board for a while, so I thought it was a good chance to bring one of them back. I thought it would make the most sense for Puck to be in Hell. You look at his background, and for years he had this evil sort of demonic sorcerer trapped inside him. I like the idea of Puck being trapped in Hell because of that, and when he sees Logan show up, he feels he finally has the chance to break out," Aaron said. "There's also another figure down there in Hell with Wolverine and Puck. They're a shadowy figure; we don't know who they are, but they'll play a big part in the finale of this first arc."
The action in the opening arc of "Wolverine" won't simply revolve around Logan and the people who are trying to rescue him. Each issue also features a back up story starring a character that has played some sort of role in Logan's past. "The first issue showed us the death of the Silver Samurai. We saw the same group that has done this to Logan, the Red Right Hand, are not just coming after him they're coming after people close to him. That first issue, we see them showing up to burn down the Clan Yashida compound and desecrate the grave of Wolverine's dead fiance, Mariko. The Silver Samurai got caught up in the midst of that, and in the second issue we see another character from Logan's past get caught up in it," Aaron stated. "The stories aren't about digging up old continuity points or killing off characters. They're about beefing things up and expanding Logan's supporting cast. We're bringing back some familiar faces and dusting them off a bit, as well as introducing some brand new versions of old characters."
Aaron has been incredibly proud of the work Renato Guedes is doing on the main stories in "Wolverine" and is equally impressed by Jason Latour's work on the back up stories. "I have been wanting to work with both of those guys. Renato has been doing DC stuff for a while and I think it's great to see him come to Marvel . He was really perfect for this storyline, particularly the stuff we see him doing in Hell," Aaron remarked. "I really wanted to give Hell an identity and a specific geography. I threw a bunch of ideas at him and he just ran with them. I'm in love with the stuff he's done, and I think the second issue looks even better than the first, if for no other reason than we get to see hordes of zombie ninjas fighting Logan in Hell. It doesn't get much better than that.
"Jason Latour is a guy who's been a friend of mine for a while. We've talked about lots of different things. We got close to working together before, but it didn't work out. Now we have worked together, and I think he hit a big home run with the Silver Samurai story. He's a guy who has been around the industry for a little while but I think he's finally now getting the attention he deserves. He's done a few stories for Marvel over these last few months. He did a 'Daredevil: Black and White' story. He did this issue and he had a story in the 'I Am an Avenger ' anthology," Aaron continued. "With these things hitting all at once, I think people are starting to sit up and take notice of him. He's a guy I'll be working with on more stuff in the future. He's working on an issue of 'Scalped' right now. He's one of those guys who I think will be a big name sooner rather than later."
Fans who are enjoying the "Wolverine Goes to Hell" arc might be interested in the newly launched "X-23" and "Daken: Dark Wolverine" books. All three titles can be read and understood on their own, but the current story lines in "Daken" and "X-23" supplement and expand upon some details in the current "Wolverine" arc.
"Both of those books tie-in in different ways and in different points within the overall story. I don't think you have to be reading Wolverine to understand any of those books, but if you already are and pick them up, it does add to the bigger picture. I think when you read them all together, you see how they all fit together. It helps to define each books' position in the Wolverine family of titles. It helps redefine how those characters relate to Wolverine. I think it's exciting to have this clearly defined Wolverine family of books," Aaron explained. "Going forward, we'll continue to do this stuff. You'll see little crossovers. Not necessarily books that tie in to the extent where you've got to read them in a certain order, but we definitely want readers to feel like this is its own little corner of the Marvel Universe."
The "Wolverine Goes to Hell" arc will wrap in early 2011, but the fallout from the story will continue on well into the new year. "In issue #4, Hellverine gets into a pretty big tussle with Colossus. In the eyes of the X-Men it's like, 'Oh no! Wolverine is out of control again! He's going crazy and killing people!' We've seen it happen before. After the previous times Wolverine has done this, Cyclops is a sharp enough tactician to know that he needs to have a plan in case they need to take him down," Aaron revealed. "Going into the second arc, that's where we'll start to see Cyclops realizing that something has got to be done. After that, the Red Right Hand, the group that's kind of responsible for all of this, is still out there and they need to be brought to justice. So we'll have to explore who these people are and why they're doing this stuff in the first place.
"And in the near but not immediate future in 'Wolverine,' we'll see the ramifications of my 'Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine' miniseries," Aaron continued. "The way that book ends has big ramifications for Logan in particular. We'll eventually see the way those ramifications play out in the pages of 'Wolverine.'"
Na nova série de Wolverine, Jason Aaron levou o mutante canadense para seu pior pesadelo – uma realidade em que Logan é incapaz de proteger seus amigos, pois sua alma foi puxada ao inferno por uma cabala misteriosa.

Na primeira edição, temos um flashback de uma conversa entre Logan e John Espectro sobre fé e esperança. Em Road To Hell, pudemos ver Wolverine chegando ao Inferno, sendo recepcionado pelo Diabo. Uma representação fiel da figura bíblica, não um personagem que já tenha aparecido no Universo Marvel, como Mefisto.

Enquanto o Diabo decide o que fará com Wolverine, seus agentes estão atrás do corpo de Logan na Terra. Na primeira edição, vimos o corpo de Wolverine possuído por alguma entidade demoníaca – o que Aaron chamou de Hellverine. Isso continuará pelas próximas edições, e, na terceira, Wolverine chegará a Utopia.

Aaron também disse que quem está por trás disso é uma organização chamada Red Right Hand. Supervilões – alguns que apareceram em Weapon X - também darão as caras atrás de Melita Garner, namorada de Logan. Embora Melita não tenha poderes, ela terá uma grande aliada: Mística. A motivação de Raven em ajudar Melita permanece obscura, mas o autor lembrou que Mística é alguém bastante inconsistente. Mística, a única que sabe o que está acontecendo com Logan, pedirá ajuda de Motoqueiros Fantasmas e do Filho de Satã para resgatar a alma de Wolverine.

Enquanto Mística e Melita procuram ajuda, Logan descobrirá que no Inferno estão muitos de seus inimigos: nazistas, agentes da HIDRA, ninjas, entre outros. Porém, ele terá a ajuda de um amigo morto, Pigmeu, da Tropa Alfa. Além disso, uma figura misteriosa também vai ajudá-lo.

Em cada edição desse primeiro arco, Logan lidará com alguém que foi importante em seu passado. A primeira edição teve o Samurai de Prata, por exemplo.

Aaron também lembrou que os títulos de Daken e X-23 têm alguma ligação com o arco atual de Wolverine. Não é necessário ler todas as histórias para entender, mas, caso leia, terá uma visão maior do que está acontecendo.

O arco Wolverine Goes to Hell acabará no começo de 2011, mas temos ramificações para as próximas histórias, assim como a mini Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine. Os X-Men também estarão envolvidos, já que Hellverine enfrentará Colossus na quarta edição.

Resta-nos continuar acompanhando mais esse trabalho de Jason Aaron com Wolverine.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Sex Out 15 2010, 18:28

X-Position com Zeb Wells:

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Zeb, the floor is yours - take it away!

Hello all,
Before I assume the X-POSITION, I'd like to give everyone the heads up that my last issue writing the "New Mutants" will be issue #21. I've got a lot of stuff coming down the pike in the coming months and after much discussion with X-Editor Nick Lowe and the rest of the Marvel gang we realized that issue #21 would be a great end-point to the journey we started in "New Mutants" #1.
We have a lot of story momentum coming out of "Fall of the New Mutants" that leads perfectly into the two-issue climax of our 20+ issue mega-arc. Things are going to get absolutely insane, and I can't wait for people to read how this thing wraps up.
Before the door hits my ass, I'd like to thank Nick Lowe for being a great collaborator on this run and bringing on great artists like Diogenes Neves, Zachary Baldus, Ibraim Roberson, Paul Davidson and the ever-inspiring Leonard Kirk, who all deserve my gratitude for their visions of these characters. I also want to give props to letterer Joe Caramagna, who continues to be one of my favorite collaborators in comics. And I'd be a cad not to mention the wizards at Guru Efx, who are killing it on the current arc.
"Yeah, yeah...great story. What we want to know is what's going to happen to the New Mutants!"
I hear you. Rest assured, Nick has lined up an A-list talent to take over for me. I trust all of you to refrain from calling it the massive step up it obviously is. And on that note, I'd like to thank all of you that took the time to send in your questions over the last couple of years. You've always kept me honest, or tried to at least, and feeding off your collective enthusiasm for these characters has been a truly inspiring experience.

Thanks for the kind sentiments, Zeb. I'm going to let Lee ask his questions now while I run and get a handkerchief. There's something in my eye...
1) Zeb, I'm concerned for Moonstar. She seems so brash and immature these days compared to the sophisticated, badass leader that came back from Asgard, worked as an undercover SHIELD agent infiltrating the MLF, and then joined X-Force and taught at the Xavier Institute. And now we have her talking about drinking all the time and kissing - it seems out of character. With all her experience, I'm surprised she's not running her own X-Men team by now or keeping busy as a SHIELD agent. Tell me things get better for Dani, please!


I'm probably misreading your question, but you seem to be concerned that Dani Moonstar is getting too awesome. I'm of the opinion she's not running her own team because she doesn't have any powers, but I've tried to make it clear that Dani would pulp my face for even thinking that. Rest assured though, Dani steps up when the going gets tough leading up to issue #21, which I believe means things get "better" by your definition.

2) I think Amara and Roberto need to stand out more as individuals, based on the richness in their personalities. They've seemed like background characters for awhile now. It would be awesome to explore Magma's powers and look into Roberto's story with Reignfire and how powerful he is. Are there any spotlight plans for these characters soon?

They both have some cool scenes coming up, but Magma's powers won't be explored and Reignfire won't be mentioned - mainly because [X-Editor] Nick Lowe doesn't want you to feel joy, Lee. I wish you two would work out your issues.

Speaking of issues, Renaldo has a few. Maybe you can help whittle away his worries?
1) Will you be utilizing Cannonball in more of a leadership role soon? I've gotten the vibe that Cyclops is watching Sam for a possible leader stint, so is there any chance that he is going to get a "push" again?


Cyclops is watching Sam lead the New Mutants at the moment. How he fares in this last arc will determine how hard of a "push" he gets. 


2) Are we going to see Dani crossing swords with Hela and dealing with her Valkyrie issue anytime soon? And seeing as Brunnhilde is a Secret Avenger, is there any chance of a meeting between the two taking place?

No plans at the moment, Renaldo.

3) I loved your insight into Elektra, but I would also love further works from you regarding her actions. The "Dark Reign" and "Shadowland" issues featuring her were great - and I found your grasp on her quite convincing - so are there any plans to deal with her again? Also, I'd love you to take a crack at Punisher or Moon Knight someday - you seem well-suited for these titles...

Renaldo, if you want to be my agent, all you have to do is ask. It's not like there's a line of applicants or anything. Seriously, there are no Elektra plans at the moment, but I want to write for her again as soon as I can. Working on Elektra is an almost spiritual experience for me. She's awesome.

Robbie sent in a list of inquiries regarding characters he'd like to see. Can you tell us if any show up before your final issue hits the stands? Aw, dangit. I'm getting another tissue - Robbie, go ahead.
1) As a fan of the first Alpha Flight team, I was wondering if Witchfire is really dead. It seemed that the demons were going to kill her, but I'm curious...


That's up in the air. I wouldn't be surprised if she got out of her predicament in "New Mutants" #17.

2) I loved "Necrosha" and wondered if maybe the Hellions were some of the reborn mutants that Selene did not "absorb?" I would love to have them back as enemies or, better yet, friends of the New Mutants.

In my mind they're still out there - we'll have to see if anyone picks up that thread after I'm gone.

3) Sam is my favorite New Mutant and I was wondering if we will get to see more of his family - especially Paige (Husk)!

Not in my two final arcs, I'm afraid.
NICK'S NOTE: If you like Husk, you'll get to see more of her this January in an X-book of note! In the meantime, did you see the awesome Husk story in "X-MEN vs. Vampires" #1?

4) Speaking of Sam, I noticed him and Danielle is getting closer. Is this a new romance blossoming? Will Sam's old "ex," Lila, be making an appearance? Or will he find another love (Rogue!) in the near future?

We'll have to see if Sam and Dani's kiss was just a friendly hook-up, or if there was something more under the surface. In my mind, they have an intense friendship, but we'll have to see if there's something more. No plans for Lila to show her face, and I think Rogue would give Sam a street education in love. He couldn't handle it!
Is that what they call "dishing?" I think we just "dished," Robbie.

5) Is there any chance of Wolfsbane rejoining the team? Somehow, the New Mutants do not seem complete without her.

Not in my last two arcs.

Uncle S. sent in an intriguing email. It's a special request from a special kind of fan. Let's see what you say to this.
Here is a picture of Warlock. Is there any way you could make the events of this picture happen in a future issue?


Unfortunately, I've already outlined my last two issues, but you've given me a serious Oskar Schindler moment - "I could have done more. I could have done more..."


At the very least, I'll keep my eye out for a girl with a red coat in the final issues.
Frizz wraps things up today with a compliment and some thought-provoking queries. Let's see what you think of these apples...
Hi Zeb! I've really liked what you've done with these characters - it reminds me a lot of what I liked about them when they initially debuted. I've got a bunch of crazy questions for you, and I hope you'll indulge me a bit:
1) A lot of writers hear actors' voices when writing characters. Are there any actors in particular that you hear for different New Mutants?


That's an interesting question, Frizz. It's weird, but I actually don't hear actors' voices for this set of characters. Sam sounds like Sam, and Dani sounds like Dani to me. Maybe this means I'm a terrible writer...

2) If the New Mutants had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?

"On My Mind" and "Chug-a-lug" by the Def Bass Krew.

3) What do the New Mutants call their team? They don't actually call themselves the "New Mutants," do they? Are they the "X-Men Farm League?" How about "Mutant Fodder?"

You're right, they don't refer to themselves as the "New Mutants." I like just thinking about them as X-Men, so I've been trying to skirt the issue by having the other X-Men refer to Sam's team as "Sam's team" (this stuff is harder than it looks, I promise).

4) With his powers and understanding of body language, Doug seems like he'd make the best leader of the group. It's a role I've never seen him have though. What do you think his prospects are to head up the team?

I think Doug is a little too detached to lead a combat operation. Though his powers make him formidable, he could also get distracted by the symphony of meaning in a villain's voice. He's better as a bullet in the chamber than the guy holding the gun. 


Ooh, that's deep. And to ride that metaphysical train a bit further, here's today's "Behind the X" question for you: what was your favorite toy when you were a child and why?

As I writer, I've always felt my favorite "toy" was my mind. While other kids played with Transformers, I was immersed in vistas of my own design, a cherub aloft in clouds made of pure imagination.
Just kidding. It was the G. I. Joe Aircraft carrier...or maybe Serpentor because me and my brother shot his helmet off with a BB gun and his face really made us laugh. If you have this figure in your attic, you owe it to yourself. Seriously, I'm giggling just thinking about it.

Now we know, and knowing is half the battle (the other half involves guns and lasers). Thanks Zeb!

O X-Position dessa semana trouxe a revelação de que Zeb Wells deixará o título dos Novos Mutantes depois da edição #21, o que lhe dá ainda mais um arco além de Fall of The New Mutants. A Marvel já tem um novo escritor para o título, mas nada foi anunciado até o momento.

Zeb respondeu às perguntas dos fãs sobre seu trabalho em Novos Mutantes. Ele falou um pouco sobre os personagens do título. Sobre Dani Moonstar, ressaltou que, mesmo sem poderes, ela jamais deixaria o time, mas as coisas complicarão para ela até a edição #21.

Um dos fãs reclamou sobre o pequeno destaque que está sendo dado para Magma e Mancha Solar. Zeb Wells disse que não pretende explorar mais os poderes de Magma ou o imbróglio de Roberto em relação ao vilão Cólera. Quanto a Sam, Ciclope está de olho em sua liderança e ela pode estar em jogo após os eventos da última edição de Wells na revista.

Ele declarou que não há planos para mais uma interação de Dani com Hella ou com Valquíria (que agora está nos Vingadores Secretos). Escalpo também não aparecerá no título, mas está com uma pequena história em Mutants VS. Vampires #1. Quem também não estará nos dois últimos arco de Wells é Lupina.

Wells disse que não será nenhuma surpresa se Witchfire aparecer em New Mutants #17 depois de ter passado um apuro na última vez que ela deu as caras no título.

Um leitor sugeriu que Doug fosse o líder do grupo, por suas habilidades com leitura corporal. Wells acha que ele não se encaixa bem em um confronto e que poderia se distrair facilmente.

Sobre Necrosha, o autor afirmou que os Satânicos, na cabeça dele, estão entre os personagens que não foram absorvidos, ao final, por Selene. É preciso apenas que algum outro autor queira trabalhar com eles.

Dani e Sam recentemente se beijaram. Para Wells, eles têm uma amizade intensa, mas que pode se desenvolver para algo mais. Não há planos para que Lila Cheney, ex-namorada de Míssil, apareça.

Ele disse que os Novos Mutantes não tratam sua equipe com tal denominação. Para o autor, eles se vêem como X-Men e, no máximo, referem-se como o time do Sam.

O que fica no ar é o nome do novo roteirista para o título.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Out 20 2010, 22:20

X-Position com Nick Lowe:
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Taurean starts us off this fine day with a question about one of the bigger proclamations from the convention…
Hi X-Editors! I have some questions for you guys after the amazing announcements from NYCC. When will we hear more about the "Age of X" since it is just around the corner in January? What can you tell us about it? Does this event shift all the X-titles for a few months like the "Age of Apocalypse" did?


Hello Taurean! Keep your eyes peeled for the February solicits for more information on "Age of X," but suffice it to say, it's going to be huge.

With this "huge" event coming, obviously more help is needed. Regino wrote in with a query or two about that...
1) I'm really enjoying the stories in "Uncanny X-Men." Matt Fraction has always been one of my favorite writers. While I have nothing against Kieron Gillen, why did you feel it was necessary to bring him on? Is the title going to transition to his hands?


Hey there Regino. Matt Fraction is one of my favorite writers as well and is kicking butt on his run. But he'ssuch a great writer that there are such huge things coming that necessitated bringing someone on board to help. He and Kieron worked really close on "The Five Lights," so it seemed a perfect fit. As for the future of the book, we'll let you know when status changes, but they're really enjoying working together at this point.

2) "Astonishing X-Men" has been known as the title where "big time" writers come to showcase their talents on an X-book. Daniel Way certainly fits that bill, but what went into selecting Mr. Way as the next "Astonishing" writer?

We love Daniel and his writing in the X-office. He has, almost single-handedly, taken "Deadpool" from a near-cancellation book to one of our strongest books in the Marvel line. And are you reading what he does on "Dark Wolverine" (along with Marjorie Liu, of course). Daniel writes some of the most exciting comics in the business, so he and Jason Pearson seemed like a no-brainer. They were made for each other!

Ben Tennyson is enjoying the latest series to join the X-family and was hoping you could shine a light on the make-up of the team:
1) "Uncanny X-Force" was amazing – easily the best X-book right now! Rick Remender mentioned that his X-Force team was already chosen when he was attached to the book. So why did you pick these characters? I'm especially interested in why Psylocke was chosen, but it's always a pleasure to read a good-written Betsy.


That's an easy question. Axel loves Psylocke – plain and simple. He just loves her. So that's pretty much why she's there. As for the rest, we knew that Warpath, X-23 and Wolfsbane weren't going to be signing up for such a team again, and we wanted to formulate a cast that would get people talking. Seems like it worked.

2) Can we expect a resolution to the whole "Hope/Phoenix/Jean Grey vision" subplot anytime soon? Is she or isn't she Phoenix?

That seems like something that would be addressed in "Generation Hope," to me.

Joshua Hetherington has his fingers crossed that you'll address a few of the following questions in this book as well…
1) With Hope having clear similarities to a certain religious figure – and the Lights acting like disciples following their encounters with her – will there be more Lights shown as the series goes on (akin to the Twelve Disciples). And will the fifth Light (who is the focus of the first story arc) be considered the Judas-type figure?


As of right now, it's just the five. The fifth one (goes by the name of Kenji) is definitely the most trouble when Hope and the X-Men encounter him. But think about it – with these new mutants, their powers are out of control until Hope touches them. And, by virtue of the fact that Kenji is the last they get to, he is the most out of control. So the question becomes: is he choosing to do what he's doing? Or is he a rabid dog, so to say.

2) Will Generation Hope (is that what they're going to call themselves?) be getting team uniforms?

They will be getting uniforms, most of which you see on the first cover!

3) Can you give us any hints regarding the new writer for "New Mutants?" Is it somebody we've seen on an X-book over the last few years?

No and yes! So I guess that means, yes and yes!

4) In earlier X-Positions, Zeb Wells promised new uniforms. We're twenty-one issues in though, and this still hasn't happened. May I suggest updated "21st century" versions of the New Mutants graduation costumes from the 80s?

You can suggest anything you want, but first, I think you should find Zeb and punch him for breaking a promise.

Aw, don't punch Zeb. He might actually bring back some of those costumes from the 80s (shoulder-pads and neon rule!).
Mxcowabunga had a cup full of queries about various mutants. How about a tablespoon of answers?
1) Is the identity of Hope's father an important mystery? And will it be answered anytime soon?


Now, Mxcowabunga, whatever gave you the idea that something like the familial ties to a character could be important? I don't think the X-Men books have ever done such a thing.

2) Elixir's powers make him an important character who could potentially help human/mutant relations. Which X-book will be getting him and will his knowledge about Hope obtained in "Messiah War" ever be acknowledged?

Right now, Elixir is on the lam. You won't be seeing him particularly soon, but I imagine that he is on a quest to eat at every McDonalds in the world and then heal himself from the damage that such a quest would cause. It's similar to the quest that I'm on, only without the healing powers.

3) Mystique recently showed up in "Wolverine," but there was no mention of what happened to the Dark X-Men once Norman Osborn was incarcerated. Will we be seeing some of the other former members soon?

You will be seeing one of the characters in a major role in the adjectiveless "X-Men" next year.

Speaking of Mystique, MarvelMaster616 is wondering if she feels the pain of motherhood in light of recent events:
1) Does Mystique know that Nightcrawler died during the fight against Bastion? Will her reaction (and necessary revenge) become an issue at some point? I can't imagine she would be too happy with Cyclops, Hope, or Wolverine at the moment…


Mystique knows, certainly. As for if anything will come of it, you'll have to keep reading.

2) What is the status of Storm's marriage to Black Panther? If he's now taking on the Daredevil mantle, what does that mean for them? Will this necessarily lead to marital drama?

As a long-married man (one Herculean year), I need to answer this questions with another: what doesn't lead to marital drama?

3) Is Namor going to remain with the X-Men on a long-term basis? If so, how much does Emma Frost influence that decision? The man can't seem to resist blonds…

Namor is with the X-Men for the long haul. And Emmadefinitely weighs heavily into that fact. Haven't you been reading "Uncanny?"

Madroxdupe024 has our last question of the day, and it's a bit philosophical in nature. Oh, and he needs some linguistic tips too:
Do you feel sometimes that teasers and/or red herrings backfire? Like in the recent "Man Without Fear" teasers, Gambit was polled on CBR as being the character most people wanted to see "win" that title. Do you look at a result like that and think "Oops, maybe we shouldn't have teased that particular character?" Or do you perhaps use that info to see if a solo book for that character might work out?


Teasers are named quite appropriately, in my opinion. Their purpose is to tease all of you and get you talking. Whether you love something or hate something, we want to make sure you're talking about something. And if something like that can amp up people's desire for more Gambit? All the better.

And please settle this debate for me – how do you say Psylocke? Is it pronounced like "lock" or "low-ke?"

We say "Sy-lock" up here at the House.

Após as novidades reveladas em Nova Iorque, na última grande convenção de quadrinhos, o editor Nick Lowe respondeu a algumas perguntas de fãs dos mutantes.

Ele não revelou muita coisa sobre Age of X, que promete ser a nova saga a balançar o universo mutante. Lowe apenas adiantou que será algo grande e mais informações virão nas solicitações de fevereiro, que saem no próximo mês.

Sobre a entrada de Kieron Gillen como co-roteirista de Uncanny X-Men, Lowe disse que Matt Fraction está com muito trabalho, e Gillen vai ajudá-lo com isso, principalmente por ele ter contribuído já com “The Five Lights”. Se Gillen ficará sozinho no título, ainda não acontecerá nos próximos meses.

Daniel Way assumirá os roteiros de Astonishing X-Men. Lowe disse que ele tem muitos méritos na franquia-X, principalmente por ter tornado Deadpool um dos principais títulos da editora.

O editor disse que um dos principais motives de Psylocke estar em X-Force é que Axel Alonso a ama. Ele também disse que Apache, X-23 e Lupina não voltariam mais para uma equipe tão letal. Por agora, também não teremos mais aparições de Elixir, nem a revelação do mistério do que ele sabe sobre Esperança.

Para os fãs que querem saber sobre uma possível relação entre Esperança e a Fênix, Lowe recomendeu Generation Hope, que está para estrear em breve. Por enquanto, serão apenas cinco luzes, e o quinto mutante será o mais problemático. Seu nome é Kenji, e ele é o que mais estará fora de controle. Os uniformes que estão nas capas divulgadas serão usados pelos personagens.

Sobre o novo escritor de Novos Mutantes, ele não revelou quem é, mas é alguém que já escreveu algum título mutante recentemente.

Um dos personagens que compôs os X-Men sombrios aparecerá em X-Men no próximo ano. Não será Mística, que já está aparecendo em Daken e Wolverine. Ela também já sabe da morte de Noturno, e qualquer desenrolar dessa situação poderá aparecer no futuro.

Teremos mais problemas no casamento de Ororo e Pantera, agora que ele assume o fardo do Demolidor na Cozinha do Inferno, como visto em Shadowland.

Namor continuará entre os X-Men por um bom tempo, e isso tem muito a ver com o relacionamento dele com Emma, como mostrado em Uncanny X-Men.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qui Out 28 2010, 17:55

X-Position com Jason Aaron:

Spoiler:


Speaking of Hell, Andre4000 starts off today's fun with a question about the fiery destination:
1) The "Hell" you've placed Wolverine in is an interesting place. Is it based on any particular religion or philosophy? Or is it your own personal vision of Hell?


My own personal vision of Hell would likely involve Joan Rivers, Tom Brady, golf, endless showings of Katherine Heigl movies and the entire cast of "Jersey Shore." For the Hell in "Wolverine," I was just trying to jazz up the underworld we usually see in comics. To give it a real sense of place. To make it a truly dark and foreboding place. I think Renato has done one hell of a job (if you'll pardon the pun) of bringing the place to life in all its wicked glory.

2) With Wolverine in Hell, it seems Ghost Rider (or an incarnation of him, at least) should be taking part in the story. Any way that could happen?

Why yes, there most definitely is. Look no further than "Wolverine" #2 and you'll see that not just one Ghost Rider but two will be playing a part in this story.

3) Also, with Wolvie in Hell, any chance he could bust into heaven and break out Nightcrawler or Jean Grey? Will the thought even occur to him?

Logan's got enough on his plate just trying to fight his way out of Hell. Breaking into heaven just ain't in the cards right now.

Marius has a list of guests that he'd love to see under your pen. Let's see if you can make his dreams come true:
1) Is there any way you could do a follow up on the Native and clarify how that now fits into Logan's origin? And maybe even elaborate on exactly what/who she was?


No plans for the Native, sorry. I am a big fan of Greg Rucka's run on the book, though.

2) Are there any plans on having a rematch with the Gorgon since he's back?

No plans right now, but there is a chance you'll see Gorgon again. Stay tuned.

3) Do you think you might ever do anything with John Howlett from "Wolverine: The End?"

No plans for John Howlett (sorry, don't mean to keep shooting down all your suggestions), unless that was him in Hell in the "Wolverine: Road to Hell" Special. Hmm...

Hmm? Are you humming?
Moving on, Ahab hopes you can help him in his search. Instead of a great white, however, he's looking for a great Flight…
Without giving away the fate of my favorite vertically-challenged Canadian hero (Puck!), is there a chance of seeing other Alpha Flight-related characters in the pages of "Wolverine" anytime soon?


I would love nothing more than to play with some of those Alpha Flight toys. But for now, I'll just say that there are big plans for Puck, both in the pages of "Wolverine" and elsewhere.

Are these "plans" big enough to include a few unsavory characters? Renaldo is crossing his fingers that this is the case:
1) Seeing as you're taking the dark-toned path with Wolverine early on, is there any chance you'll be using Romulus (who's currently trapped in the Dark Dimension), as his machinations with Daken and Logan were quite entertaining in "Wolverine Origins," because I personally feel the way they ended the Romulus arc was a bit unsatisfying.


I think we will eventually see more of Romulus, but I don't have plans for him right now, no.

2) In the last Romulus arc, we saw Romulus' plans leave a lot of villains incapacitated or dead and "dusted," such as Sabretooth, Wild Child, Cyber, Omega Red, etc. Are you going to be reviving any of these while you're on the book? Or do you have some new foes that you're cooking up?

Sabretooth, Cyber, and Omega Red have already popped up in Hell and are currently making things pretty miserable for ol' Logan in the afterlife. Is there a chance that some of those villains could sneak out of Hell before things are said and done? You never know. I'll just say that I have big plans for some of Wolvie's old enemies, as well as a few more new villains I'm looking to introduce.

3) Finally, I'm curious about any revelations you can share from "Ultimate Captain America." How glad were you to be collaborating with the awesome Ron Garney again? (I loved his design input to "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "I Am Legend" films, by the way.) I'd love to see the two of you on an X-Men team book someday too.

Working with Ron is always a blast. I think he and I have got a pretty good thing going at this point, after working on so much Wolvie stuff together. "Ultimate Captain America" is about Steve Rogers facing a mysterious figure from the past, the previously top-secret and long AWOL Captain America of the Vietnam War. They're two very different Caps, with two very different ideas about what their country stands for, and they decide to work out their differences by punching each other in the face, just as Americans should.

Aspbros has a desire to hear more about "real Americans" – like your cousin, for example. If you wouldn't mind getting a bit personal, I know readers would love to hear answers to the following:
1) I've been really enjoying your "Where the Hell Am I?" column. One thing I was curious about though: how did you decide on comics? Your cousin, Gustav Hasford, is the writer of the novel "The Short-Timers" (which the "Full Metal Jacket" film was based on). Why did you decide to make "The Other Side" a comic instead of a film? And why did you decide to be a comic writer as opposed to a screenwriter or a novelist?


I was a big comic fan as a kid and just always wanted to break into the biz, but never knew how to go about it. I went to college thinking I was going to become a novelist, and I would still like to try my hand at prose someday, but comics is just where my heart has always been and I expect always will be.

2) I'm straying off the X-topic here, but since "Full Metal Jacket" is one of my favorite films, I've got to ask: did your cousin ever tell you any funny anecdotes about Kubrick? Any chance you can share one?

My cousin was a big, loud, self-educated Southern man who was very opinionated and never afraid to ruffle feathers. In other words, he was a big personality. He and Kubrick (a big personality and ego in his own right) only met in person one time, over dinner at Kubrick's house. About halfway through dinner, Kubrick passed a note to Michael Herr, the other screenwriter on FMJ, that simply said, "I can't deal with this man," meaning my cousin. After that, Gus wasn't welcome around Kubrick...though he did sneak onto the set one time during filming. I have all the photos he took that day.

3) I think your "Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine" is a really fun read. Do you find it a challenge to write Spider-Man's quips? I haven't really seen you do "funny" like you're doing in this book, and you do it well!

Thanks, glad you're liking it. Yes, it has been a challenge. That whole series has been one of the toughest things I've ever written. But the whole idea was that it would be something different than what readers were probably expecting, and I'm super proud of how it's turning out. Adam Kubert is doing some of his most amazing work in years. And trust me, the whole thing only gets crazier as it goes along.

4) Writing Wolverine seems to be a challenge as he can heal from almost any wound. What do you think his biggest vulnerability is?

Beer and redheads.

Hence, the explanation behind Wolverine's popularity.
Before we go, it's time for a little more get-to-know-you fun with today's "Behind the X" question: as fans had the opportunity to see you recently on CBR TV, I couldn't help but marvel at your beard. Can you share your secrets for growing and grooming your beard? Please?


You want the ultimate secret about growing a long beard? You just have to get to a point in your life when you don't really care whether or not you look like a crazy person. And then just let it go. Also it helps to occasionally brush it out, as foreign objects do tend to accumulate there. You should see me when I'm eating popcorn at the movie theater. I look like I'm storing food for the winter.
Wolverine está no Inferno e foi levado por lá por Jason Aaron. O autor disse que a visão que ele retrata do Inferno reúne elementos da cultura comum. Na história, temos a participação de outros personagens que estão relacionados com aquele lugar, como dois Motoqueiros Fantasmas. Aaron lembrou que Noturno e Jean Grey não estão por lá, já que Wolverine não foi visitar o Paraíso.

Quanto à possibilidade de personagens esquecidos, Aaron descartou aparições da Nativa, de John Howlett (de The End, a não ser que ele tenha aparecido em Road To Hell) e de Gorgon; este, pelo menos por agora. Nenhum outro membro da Tropa Alfa, além do Pigmeu, aparecerá, mas aqueles que estão acompanhando Chaos War sabem que haverá um especial sobre a equipe.

Quem estava cansado da trama de Romulus em Origins ficará chateado ao saber que há alguma chance futura de ele dar as caras nas histórias de Jason Aaron.
Sobre os vilões que apareceram no Inferno, como Dentes-de-Sabre, Cyber e Ômega Vermelho, Aaron não revelou se eles podem voltar à vida ao final desse arco, mas ele garantiu que tem grandes planos para alguns dos principais inimigos de Logan, juntamente com outros vilões que ele introduzirá.

Para finalizar, o auto disse que as principais vulnerabilidades de Logan são cervejas e ruivas.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Nov 03 2010, 16:07

X-Position com Carey:

Spoiler:


The Big G is back (and it's still not me). He starts us off with several queries about an assortment of characters:
1) Mike, we've seen ideas and characters from your run on "X-Men" used in "Legacy," like the Children of the Vault in "Collision" and Omega Sentinel in the upcoming "Fables" arc. So I've got to ask: when will you have the lovely and deadly Lady Mastermind grace the pages of "Legacy?" I ask because I'm going through Regan withdrawals...


I can totally empathize, G. I'd love to bring Regan in again, and actually, there's a brief and sneaky glimpse of her in the "Age of X" alpha issue. She's very high up on my list of mutants to visit.

2) I have a question regarding the big "Legacy" arc come February. I remember reading on your Facebook page that you wanted to do an arc that kind of united the various generations of X-kids (Generation X, New X-Men, Young X-Men, and Generation Hope) in a big mission/event – is this it? Also, is this the arc that you wanted to do about Cipher and whatever the thing is that's haunting/following her?

It's neither of those things now, but it did start life as the "Generations" idea. It just morphed into something bigger and more exciting – and then the core of the story turned out to be somewhere else from where I was thinking it was.
The Cipher story is one I'd still like to get a crack at, but obviously Marc (Guggenheim) would get first dibs there because he created her and set all that stuff up.

3) After seeing the promo art from issue #242, I have to ask: is Hellion becoming more machine than man – more twisted and evil? Because the picture of him with the new prosthetic hands reminds me of the scene in "Revenge of the Sith" where Darth Vader wrecks the med lab that made his infamous armor.

I think he's been very badly messed up, psychologically, by what's happened to him – but twisted and evil would be taking it too far. Having said that, this is a story that's precisely about the impact of "Second Coming" on Julian and what it's still doing to him. It goes to some dark places.

Renaldo wrote in wanting to know more about Rogue, love, and magic. Can you tell him a bit about that voodoo that you do so well?
1) When "X-Men: Legacy" shifted from Xavier to Rogue in focus, it took me by surprise. Is there any desire to give the reins back to him or even another X-Man, possibly?


Probably not the first, Renaldo, but definitely the second. The idea with "Legacy" is to keep it as a rotating solo book with – in effect – rotating team support. In other words, we focus on one protagonist at a time, for a period of maybe a year and a half to two years, while at the same time making full use of the huge and rich supporting cast that the X-Men books have built up over the years. So at some point, Rogue will rotate out as main POV character, but we'll still see her in the supporting cast as we did during the time when it was Professor X's book.

2) With Magneto's 'lust' for Rogue, as well as the recent love story in India, are you leaning towards romantic themes as the main overtures in your plot threads?

Not the main focus, no. It's just one thing among many: love is all part of growing up and being a mutant.

3) Your many other works (including "The Unwritten," "Lucifer," "Hellblazer," "Red Sonja," and your Ultimates work) was intriguing and kept me interested at all times. Are you eyeing any other Marvel book to write in the future? I think you'd do a great job on a supernatural Marvel book such as Dr. Strange, Ghost Rider, Doc Voodoo, or Hellstorm...

Thanks! Well, I finally got to write Doctor Strange in the recent "Mystic Hands of..." anthology – thereby scratching an itch that I'd been feeling for a long time. I'd love to take the Doc out on another house call with Pablo Raimondi on art. We've talked about it for ages.

The Seventh Light provided seven questions – how appropriate! That's quite a few, but they're quality queries, so I'm letting them fly.
1) In "Collision Course," Rogue has somewhat returned to the sassy southern belle I was initially drawn to. While I enjoy seeing Rogue as the inventive, rebellious, and unpredictable character which you have so well portrayed in your run, can we also hope to see the flirty and fun side she should have released since gaining control of her powers?


It's a fair point, SL. Up to now, I've put Rogue through so much trauma that that side of her nature has been kind of suppressed. But you're right that it's an important part of what made her so appealing in the first place. In "Age of X," there's a scene where she uses that time-honored technique of stealing powers by stealing a kiss.

2) In "Age of X," will reality be changed like it was in its presumed predecessor, "Age of Apocalypse?" Can you hint at any similarities they may share?

I'd rather not get too explicit about what "Age of X" is and what it does. Marvel wants to unveil it slowly, and I'd hate to short-circuit that process. But it's fair to say that the "age" referred to isn't one we know. And in some ways, neither is the X.

3) Is "Age of X" going to be a maxi- or miniseries? Or will it be a big crossover for 2011?

It's big in terms of the scope of the story – but relatively tight and self-contained in terms of how it's told. It is what it is, and it unrolls in a very linear and clear way. We lay all our cards on the table.

4) Will any of the Young X-Men students appear in "Age of X?" How much will "X-Men: Legacy" be involved?

Yes, they will. Very much so. Including some former students who haven't been around for a while. "Legacy" is central, as is "New Mutants," which maybe tells you something about where the emotional core of the story lies.

5) Do you have any more future plans for Bling!, such as exploring her family background and power set? How about her arch-nemesis, Emplate?

Yes, but probably not this side of #250.

6) Will any of the Five Lights become part of Legacy's rotating cast?

In the fullness of time, everybody gets swallowed up alive by "Legacy." But I'll be steering clear of the Five Lights for the near future; Kieron [Gillen] doesn't need any grace notes from me for the marvelous job he's doing on "Generation Hope."

7) We've seen Hope capable of shepherding the new mutants by a mere touch. Does she have any capabilities in helping depowered mutants, such as Marrow, whose mutation seems to be in limbo between active and dormant? Will she explore being able to help depowered mutants in general?

That's a really good question, but the only answer I can give is an evasive one. We've seen that Hope's powers point outwards – that she interfaces with other mutants' powers in very profound and spectacular ways. We haven't yet seen everything that she can do, or why she's such a pivotal figure in the future of mutantkind.

Taimur Dar is curious about the future of a couple of mutants in particular and hopes to see them soon. Maybe you can shed some light regarding their destiny.
1) From the cover of January's issue of "X-Men: Legacy," it looks like Blindfold will be playing a big role, so what's the chance we'll be seeing Ruth's brother that Destiny warned her about?


Not in this arc, Taimur. Again, that's a set-up that I really want to pay off in the near future.

2) Do any of your plans for "X-Men: Legacy" in 2011 involve the long-awaited return of Claudine Renko or anything else "Sinister?"

We won't be seeing Ms. Sinister in "Legacy" next year, but look for her to pop up somewhere else with a very scary agenda and an unnerving focus on one particular X-Man.

Ooh, something to look forward to in 2011 – thanks Mike!
That's it for reader emails, but we still have today's "Behind the X" question and I think it's a fun one: for those readers who don't know, you live in England. What item/product/convenience do you miss most about your country when you visit America? And, conversely, what do we have here in America that you miss when you're back home?


When I'm in the U.S., I miss Marmite, the love-it-or-hate-it breakfast spread that's made from zombie underpants and machine oil (oh, and yeast – it's a great source of B vitamins).
In the UK, I miss – oh God, how I miss it – great Mexican food. We do have Mexican restaurants in Britain, and you can have a reasonably good experience there: so long as you eat the menu and avoid any of the actual dishes. I miss good steak, too. It's a little known fact that British steak comes, not from cows, but from the heatproof ceramic tiles that fall from failed space shuttle missions. American steak is so good that British vegetarians have successfully campaigned to get it reclassified as a legume.
Mike Carey está à frente de uma revista dos X-Men já faz alguns anos. O escritor está escrevendo X-Men Legacy e será responsável pelo misterioso Age of X. A partir de fevereiro, Legacy entrará em um grande arco, que trará mutantes mais jovens, oriundos de equipes como Geração X, Novos X-Men e Jovens X-Men.

Entre os personagens com que trabalhará em suas futuras histórias estão Lady Mental (Regan) - uma breve aparição em Age of X; Satânico, que está com um partes mecânicas em seu corpo; Bling!, mas provavelmente não antes da edição #250; e Olhos Vendados, embora a história envolvendo o irmão dela só será contada mais tarde.

Sobre tirar o foco de Vampira em Legacy, isso vai acontecer em algum momento, mas ela continuará no elenco de apoio, assim como foi enquanto o título esteve centrado em Xavier.

Ele falou que ainda teremos mais momentos entre Magneto e Vampira, embora o relacionamento deles nunca será o foco do título.

Quanto a Age of X, ele não esclareceu muitas dúvidas, nem revelou qual é a relação com a Era do Apocalipse. A única dica foi que não tem a ver com nenhuma era que conhecemos, nem com o X que estamos esperando. A revista será contida, então não teremos um grande crossover envolvendo Age of X. Os títulos centrais envolvidos são Legacy e Novos Mutantes, além da presença de alguns dos Jovens X-Men.

Carey também disse que ainda não vimos todo o potencial de Esperança, então não sabemos se ela pode reativar o gene mutante daqueles que o perderam em Dinastia M.

Ele revelou que a Senhora Sinistra aparecerá novamente em alguma história envolvendo um X-Man, mas não será em Legacy.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Nov 03 2010, 16:23

Remender fala sobre X-Force:

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In the Marvel Universe, costumed heroes are routinely called upon to stand up to and foil the schemes of vile villains. But is crushing a costumed criminal's latest plan enough, or are there some villains so evil and so dangerous that the Marvel U would be a better place without them? Wolverine and Archangel have thought long and hard about the answers to those questions and they believe the answer is yes - there are some villains who simply to be put down. The longtime X-Men are well aware that many heroes can't bring themselves to kill, however, just as they're aware that those same heroes may not approve of ones who do.

In response to their convictions, the duo have decided to form their own top secret unit to take out the targets they feel need to be eliminated for the good of the world. To that end, they have recruited Deadpool, Fantomex and Psylocke to their cause. In the debut issue of writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena's new ongoing series "Uncanny X-Force," in stores now, the new team embarked upon their first mission; to destroy the villainous Apocalypse and his dangerous cult, the Akkaba Society. Throwing a bit of a wrench into their plans, Apocalypse has undergone some dramatic changes since he last crossed paths with Wolverine and Archangel; changes that will make the new X-Force's mission even more morally complex and murky than first expected. CBR News spoke with Remender about his plans for the series.

Fans of Remender's work on "Punisher" and his creator owned series "Fear Agent" know that the writer is fond of telling stories that feature protagonists who must make tough decisions, choices which usually lead to brutal missions with dangerous consequences. "You always want to come up with scenarios that force the characters' decisions to define who they are," Remender told CBR News. "In 'Fear Agent,' we took a good, normal person and put him in a situation where he had to choose between letting Earth be invaded by aliens or killing several trillion of those invaders. The Punisher is a black and white objectivist. If he judges you to be evil, he's going to kill you. We try and throw characters at him that exist in a grey area in-between, villains who are mirror images of Frank himself, to explore the inherent hypocrisies in his war. The mutants in X-Force are going to have to make a touch choice, soon. Either way it goes, they will experience the consequences to any assassination or assassination attempt.

"That's something I explored in most of my arcs on 'Punisher.' In the first issue, he tries to kill Norman Osborn and is basically haunted by that decision for the rest of the series. You've got 21 issues of him dealing with the consequences of trying to kill a guy who was in a prominent position of power. Whether they're successful or not, ramifications should play a big roll in the story when you have characters who kill. There's the age old question of, 'Would you go back and time and kill baby Hitler if you could?' The interesting part of that question is, what worse thing happens without Hitler? If you kill baby Hitler, what person comes in and does something worse? Or succeeds? Or doesn't have a meth addiction that slows them down? You may be doing the right thing, but, in fact, history, as awful as it is may be, just might be the way it is for a reason."

The title of the introductory arc of "Uncanny X-Force" is "The Apocalypse Solution," and in the story, the cast will find themselves in a variation of the young Hitler dilemma. Unbeknownst to them, Apocalypse's followers in the Akkaba Society recently performed a ritual that caused their leader to be reborn as young boy. "That classic moral dilemma was part of the initial appeal of having Apocalypse reborn as a kid. When you've got a band of characters that are resigned to the mission of assassination what are you going to throw in their way, that makes that more interesting than just cutting up an army of people to get to the main boss," Remender remarked. "So while cooking this thing up, that sort of became a more interesting angle. It was something that I discussed with my editors Axel Alonso and Jody Leheup and 'Uncanny X-Men' writer Matt Fraction. We bounced it around and everybody agreed that it was more exciting in terms of the end result, and it was a bigger reveal."

The revelation that Apocalypse is now a young boy came at the end of "Uncanny X-Force" #1, setting up what Remender hopes will be his be-all end-all Apocalypse story. "I think we've come up with a nice device, considering Apocalypse has appeared in a number of different incarnations over the past several years. There are pieces of his consciousness that supposedly remain in Scott Summers's head, his body was off with the Celestials and there's some incarnation of him that had contact with Hope in the future," Remender stated. "What the Akkaba society has done is sort of the last push. This is it. They sacrifice a human, and everything that was Apocalypse is drawn into one form and started from scratch."

Readers only got a quick glimpse of the young Apocalypse at the end of "Uncanny X-Force" #1, and from what they could see, he seemed like a boy who was more concerned with his toys than conquering the world. Remender made it clear, however, that members of the Akkaba Society are giving the reborn Apocalypse "lessons" in history and how they believe the world works.

"By the time we see that kid, he's been programmed. He's with the Akkaba Society, and they've been doing their job, which is to take young Apocalypse and get him up to speed. So that definitely plays a huge part in the story," Remender revealed. "As it progresses, you're stuck with a tough dilemma; a much tougher dilemma than if you were up against regular, giant, evil Apocalypse. It's the old nature versus nurture debate. Can you save this kid? Or is he already too far gone?"

The Akkaba Society's devotion to Apocalypse and the ideas he believed in as an adult are extremely fanatical, because to them, Apocalypse is more than just a messianic figure - he's family. "The Akkaba Society is a secret cult that's been around forever. In one way or another, all of their members are connected to Apocalypse. So they're born into it or they're characters like Chamber who are direct descendants of Apocalypse. As far as I'm concerned, with the members of Akkaba, it's not necessarily a choice they made, it's something they were born into, which makes me feel more comfortable about the heavily cultish angle of it. And it also plays into the story," Remender explained. "When somebody was raised from childhood to believe something and indoctrinated with crazy ideas, I think you wind up with something that's a little more interesting than your average 30 year old going, 'Sure, I'll join your cult! Let's raise that villain from the dead!'"

Thousands of years ago, an ancient Egyptian warlord named Ozymandias was transformed into a being of living stone and Apocalypse made him his personal oracle and scribe, as well as his slave. Their relationship was often contentious, but with Apocalypse reborn as a boy, Ozymandias suddenly finds himself in a very powerful and important position in the Akkaba Society. "

"Anybody who is the number two servant to somebody the size of Apocalypse will consider a power grab, but I think Ozymandias is past that. The Akkaba and Apocalypse are no longer the force that they were. So I think, right now, he's looking to rebuild the empire and it's all on his shoulders," Remender explained. "He was the one charged with awakening the final Four Horsemen. He's been the one charged with potentially dealing with Celestials, getting Apocalypse resurrected and basically pulling the trigger on the Akkaba's final attempt at world domination. So I think Ozymandias is trying to serve Akkaba and serve Apocalypse. There's no double motive with him this time."

Apocalypse's Four Horsemen are powerful super humans that serve his will and operate under the guises of Death, War, Famine and Pestilence. The final Four Horsemen, which Ozymandias has awakened, are proving to be especially dangerous and durable. In "Uncanny X-Force" #1, the team ran afoul of the living stone being known as War, who took control of Wolverine and used his body and abilities to attack Archangel. Fantomex saved them both by using his misdirection powers to make War feel love, which resulted in the Horsemen exploding. Despite that, at the end of the issue it appeared as though War had reconstituted himself as he was seen guarding the young Apocalypse.

"War is made of stone and, like Ozymandias, if you blow him to dust, over time he can recollect himself and put himself back together, which is what's he done by the end of the issue," Remender explained. "He's got other very interesting weaknesses, though, that we saw exploited in the first issue. It's always the challenge of the writer to take the cast of villains and the cast of heroes and find very specific and interesting ways for their powers to interact in battle as opposed to just a lot of fisticuffs."

The other final Four Horsemen will also play a role in "The Apocalypse Solution." "The Four Horsemen that we've seen in Apocalypse's other appearances have always been prominent Marvel Universe and X-Men characters, so you know that there's usually not going to be any enormous change with them," Remender remarked. "That hobbles the story a little bit. It's something that Axel kept pointing out in the initial stages of this arc."

While some of Apocalypse's past horsemen escaped his service relatively unscathed, Warren Worthington, the former Horsemen known as Death and currently the X-Force member known as Archangel, was not so lucky. Indeed, Worthington's Archangel form is a result of the genetic tinkering Apocalypse utilized to transform him into Death.

"The Death persona is a seed. There's obviously more than one of these seeds that Apocalypse plants in people. Some people manage to shed the seed and it doesn't take root and grow. In other people, it lies dormant and then it comes back out at an inopportune moment," Remender explained. "In terms of Warren, he's always been Apocalypse's #1 choice for Death. The Death persona that grew into Archangel is a seed that grew in the soil of Warren's mind. It's informed by Warren and he's able to have some control over it, but it's not entirely a separate entity. It's not something that a telepath like Psylocke could come in and take out of his head. Instead, it's something that's interconnected and interwoven on such a deep level at this point that they're going to have to learn how to cope with one another."

Psylocke may not be able to exorcise the Archangel persona entirely, but she can still use her telepathic powers to help Worthington cope with it. In "Uncanny X-Force" #1 readers saw that she had been doing just that. They also discovered these psychic "counseling" sessions have lead Psylocke and Archangel to rekindle their former romantic relationship.

"They were drawn together because Betsy has been helping Warren to try and get a grip on this thing inside of them, but the love they have for each other and the natural connection they share sort has risen in the midst of all of this. So they're asking each other, 'Are we in love? Or are we dependent on one another?'" Remender said. "Psylocke/Betsy has to stay close to Warren and help him because the Archangel persona is rattling around inside his head and it's something that he needs help with. So he has to ask the question, 'Have I fallen back in love with Betsy? Is this who I'm naturally fated to be with? Or is just it because I need her so much?' That obviously adds a nice layer of drama. You don't want things to be too perfect in any relationship or it doesn't feel real."

In "Uncanny X-Force" #2, hitting stores November 17, the titular team's pursuit of Apocalypse takes them from the Earth to the Moon. "The Akkaba Society have a number of bases. When you're doing something like raising Apocalypse, you want to be able to keep moving should you be located as they were in issue #1. So their next jump is to the moon. After a little sleuthing, the team discover that and have to make a pilgrimage up to the Blue Area, a sort of famous X-Men and Fantastic Four backdrop. There's a whole alien city in the Blue Area that even has its own atmosphere. The Akkaba have set up shop there," Remender revealed. "A lot of stories have happened in the Blue Area, like the Dark Phoenix saga and the X-Factor story where Cyclop's son was sent into the future to become Cable . I like that there's some history to the setting. So it's not just, 'Oh Apocalypse is on the moon again? Want to go there?'"

A good action scene on the moon needs to feel both realistic and fantastic and Remender is confident that his artistic collaborators, artist Jerome Opena and colorist Dean White, can pull it off. "We're shooting from Jerome's pencils so that the purity and the intention in the faces and all other things are all represented. Then it's great to have somebody like Dean come in and take the time to really spot the blacks and pop up the contrast between the planes. I think it's the best team in comic books right now," Remender said. "That's a big statement, but I think Jerome's on his way to be on par with Romita Jr. and Frank Quitely or any of my other top artists. And Dean White comes in and gives the work this spot on and beautiful rendering. I think as far as art team's go this is as good as it gets."

Fans of the Remender/Opena team will recognize the tone of "The Apocalypse Solution" as similar to their previous collaborations on "Fear Agent" and "Punisher." "Our plan is for this story line is to deliver some beautifully beat out, fluid action sequences and hopefully take some unexpected twists and turns, while keeping character development at the forefront," Remender related. "That's something I'm very mindful of. I don't want to rest on the fact that everybody knows who these folks are. It's my job in this first arc, and frankly all of the arcs, to continue to develop them and offer readers 3D-optics on who these people are so they can understand who it is that they're looking at on a human level.

"Also, I've always been a big fan of the family aspect of the X-Books. The original X-Men were such a tight knit family because they were hated and feared and the world was against them. They were all hiding out in this mansion, trying to remain hidden while going out and doing good work," Remender continued. "I feel that X-Force is almost purer in intention to that original mission statement in that they're also a secret group. There's also only five of them, and they're also in a situation where everything they do must absolutely remain a secret. Not another soul can know about it. So the five of them become very tightly knit with these secrets. It creates a family atmosphere between them, which I like quite a bit."

"The Apocalypse Solution" comes to an end early on in 2011, but it's just the first arc in a larger story that Remender has planned for "Uncanny X-Force" "The individual arcs can serve as satisfying self-contained stories, but you'll feel an inter-connectivity between the arcs so that it's more of a grand scale, and when you read them all together, you get one big story out of it," the writer said. "As for where we're going in the New Year, expect the unexpected. It's going to be a little dabbling into some things that have been seeded in other X-books. Also a bit of dabbling into the Marvel Universe. And then the conseque
Em respeito às suas convicções pessoais, Wolverine e Arcanjo montaram uma nova versão da X-Force, com Psylocke, Fantomex e Deadpool. Sua primeira missão é destruir Apocalipse e o Clã Akkaba. Remender disse que a pergunta que está por trás do primeiro arco, entitulado The Apocalypse Solution, em que eles lidam com uma encarnação de Apocalipse criança é: “Você seria capaz de matar Hitler quando ele era ainda um bebê?”

Quem foi responsável por esse retorno é o Clã Akkaba. Para esses fanáticos, Apocalipse é mais do que uma figura messiânica: é parte da família. E os membros desse grupo não tiveram muito escolha, eles nasceram como parte do clã, que agora está sob a liderança de Ozymandias.

Junto com Apocalipse, estão de volta seus quatro cavaleiros, agora acordados por Ozymandias e em uma versão mais perigosa. O cavaleiro Guerra apareceu na primeira edição, na forma de uma pedra viva, e colocou Wolverine contra Arcanjo. Os demais aparecerão durante o arco. Os fãs também podem esperar as reações que acontecerão com Warren, já que ele foi o cavaleiro Morte. Por causa disso, Psylocke está no grupo, usando seus poderes telepáticos para ajudar o antigo namorado. O relacionamento amoroso dos dois também está de volta.

Na segunda edição, o Clã Akkaba estará na Lua, em uma de suas bases. Esse é o mote para que a X-Force parta para lá. O final do arco só acontecerá em 2011, e Remender garantiu que, embora cada arco do título pareça uma história à parte, há uma interconexão ao ver tudo em uma larga escala.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Seg Nov 08 2010, 21:00

Louise Simonson fala sobre Chaos War:

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CBR News: Louise, You're no stranger to Marvel's mutants thanks to your run on "X-Factor," but it looks like many of the characters in "Chaos War: X-Men" either didn't live long enough to join that team, never joined that team or joined after your time in the X-Universe. So how does it feel to be working on this series? Do you feel like you're exploring new territory, working on familiar ground or a bit of both?

Louise Simonson: Heck, I don't think I've ever written any of these characters. Without Chris and the internet - and of course editors who know what they're doing - I'd probably be totally lost.
It's fun working on the series, but it is kind of like jumping into a game of double-dutch jumprope with the ropes already spinning.

When you were working on "X-Factor," Chris Claremont was still the driving writer behind the X-Men series. I imagine you guys had a chance to talk and collaborate on some of the big X-Men crossovers from that era. What's it like working with Chris again?

Back in the day, Chris and I crossed over on "Mutant Massacre," "Fall of the Mutants" (kind of), "Inferno" and "Extinction Agenda." Even though it was a while back, we've pretty much fallen into the old patterns, and, as everyone probably knows by now, I love working with Chris. He's so incredibly talented and is such a fountain of ideas! Plus, Chris (bless him!) has kept up more with the modern X-Men's continuity than I had. I had a lot of catching up to do.

Let's talk a little bit about your cast of characters for "Chaos War: X-Men." From what we know at this point, it looks like you have the original Thunderbird, Banshee and several of Madrox's duplicates. But who are the two women on the cover, and are there any team members that aren't featured in the cover art?

The women on the cover are Sophie and Esmee Cuckoo - two of five of Emma Frost's clone teen telepaths called the Stepford Cuckoos. The jealous Esme, wanting to be the dominant Cuckoo, set the stronger Sophie up to die, then later died herself. Though not team members, we are also featuring Moira McTaggert and Destiny from the X-Men cast.

What do you find most interesting about your cast of characters in "Chaos War: X-Men?"

Most interesting? The characters' personalities and conflicts, how these led to each character's death and how these traits might influence their actions within the present story. Did they learn anything by their deaths?
Thunderbird got short shrift. The poor guy's pride and impulsiveness led to his death, early on, before he matured into the man he was meant to be. It will be fun to give him another chance.
Banshee tried to save a batch of folks, but, despite his best efforts, everyone died. Was his death for nothing? He needs to come to terms with that and define for himself, and the others, what heroism really means.
We also have several sets of duplicates with opposite "needs." That's extra fun! In life, Sophie and Esme Cuckoos strove to differentiate themselves from the group and took sibling rivalry to a bad, bad end. Considering their history, it will be fun to see if they can work together.
And these Multiple Men, who were happily part of a composite, are now, in death, stuck as separate beings and long for the old unity. They don't have flashy powers. Will they be good enough?

Will this team of resurrected X-Characters have a team leader? Do they even see eye to eye on what needs to be done to stop the Chaos King?

At first, the group dynamics are a bit fractured. Only Banshee knows everyone else, and he's distracted by Moira's presence and the attack of the Chaos King's minions. And Esme and Sophie are feuding - understandably. In this crazy mix, Thunderbird assumes his role as natural leader. (Also, he is the chosen of...but that would be telling.) Banshee is a stabilizing influence.
Once they figure out what's going on, they are literally swept up in the action. In the midst of conflict, they can act like heroes against unspeakable odds or be destroyed by Chaos - and take the universe down with them.

In terms of plot and theme what is "Chaos War X-Men" about, and how important is the setting to the story? Also, since the characters are returning to the land of the living, I'd expect the locales in the mini to be especially important.

As everyone must know by now, the Chaos King has been sweeping through the universe, destroying and/or suborning pantheon after pantheon of gods. His last stop is Earth. He has attacked Earth's mightiest gods and most have fallen. But, so far, he has considered the nature gods beneath his notice, so they remain free, at least temporarily. The Native American nature deity, the ThunderBird, influences the uniting of the dead X-Men and the discovery of a prophecy that hints at the only way the Chaos King might be defeated - but only if everyone involved in the battle does their part. The failure of one will mean the failure of all.
It will be up to our heroes to become their best selves and oppose the Chaos King. If they fail, it will mean the destruction of everything. In this, Thunderbird himself is the key.
We deal with two locales in the story, and setting is important in both. The first issue takes place on the grounds of the destroyed X-Mansion; Dead X-Men/Dead X-Mansion. It works on a lot of levels. It is there our heroes discover Destiny's books of prophesy and begin to understand what they have to do.
The second setting is Muir Island - a place with its own ruins but also crisscrossed with powerful ley lines. It is one of the most magical places on Earth and our heroes are able to use this ancient magic to Earth's advantage.

With two very different locales, you need a solid artist to give them a different visualfeel, in this case, that job falls on Doug Braithwaite. What do you feel he and his art brings to this book?

Doug's art is very beautiful. It's also grounded in reality so it makes the fantastic interactions in this series seem believable. He's wonderful at expressions and gestures and has a great ability to convey subtext. He's also really good at action, and there's plenty of that as well. It's hard to imagine a more perfect artist for these issues.

What can you tell us about the obstacles and adversaries the X-Men will face in this series? Are they going to directly confront the Chaos King?

They'll confront one of his lieutenants - the trickster god, Raven, who has gone over to Chaos. The direct interactions with the Chaos King himself seem to be reserved for gods and demi-gods.
In rallying the nature spirits of the Earth - and, most of all, in awakening the sleeping One Who Dwells Above All himself - the actions of the dead X-Men influence the outcome of the war against Chaos as much as the actions of the gods themselves

What can you tell us about the supporting cast of "Chaos War: X-Men?" Will we see the team interacting with any living mutants, or are most of the X-Men immobilized by what the Chaos King did in the first issue of "Chaos War?"

Our guys don't interact with any living mutants - or living humans, for that matter - because almost every human on Earth has been cast into a magical trance. But as I mentioned Moira MacTaggert and Destiny - who are both dead - are part of the story.
This will be a really fun and epic crossover. Lots of large scale action with the very existence of the universe hanging in the balance. The Hulk books are the closest to done of the stories I've read so far and those are a hoot! Here's Hoping ours can measure up!

Louise Simonson, depois de muito tempo afastada das histórias mutantes, voltou recentemente com a mini X-Factor Forever. Dando continuidade ao seu retorno, Louise escreverá, ao lado de Chris Claremont, o tie-in dos X-Men em Chaos War, a nova saga em curso no Universo Marvel.
Ela disse que, para não ficar perdida com tudo o que aconteceu nos últimos tempos, está tendo ajuda de Claremont, da internet e dos editores. A parceria com Claremont é antiga e deu origem a clássicos como Massacre dos Mutantes, Queda dos Mutantes, Inferno e Programa de Extermínio.

Ela revelou que o primeiro teaser de Chaos War trazia, além de Pássaro Trovejante, Banshee e duplicatas de Madrox, Sophie e Esmee, duas das gêmeas Stepford. Estarão também nas histórias Moira McTaggert e Sina. Para Simonson, os personagens que compõem a equipe têm de mais interessante suas personalidades e seus conflitos. Banshee é o único que conhece todos os membros, mas, de início, ele estará distraído pela presença de Moira e pelo ataque de alguns subalternos do Rei Caos. Enquanto isso, Esme e Sophie estarão em uma briga particular. Por causa disso, Pássaro Trovejante assumirá a liderança.

O plot começa com a divindade protetora dos apaches influenciando a reunião dos X-Men mortos, por meio de Trovejante. Eles descobrirão uma profecia que revela a única forma de derrotar o Rei do Caos. A primeira edição ocorre nas ruínas da Mansão X, onde os heróis descobrirão profecia em um dos diários de Sina. A segunda, na Ilha Muir, um local mágico, que será usado para dar vantagem à Terra na sua luta contra o inimigo.

Não haverá interação com nenhum X-Men vivo. O inimigo direto do grupo no tie-in será Raven, o deus da trapaça.

A arte da revista será de Doug Braithwaite, que utiliza um estilo realista que tenta aproximar o acontecimento da realidade.

Fiquem por dentro da história. O tié-in é bastante importante para Chaos War, pois, ao lidar com os espíritos da Terra, os X-Men conseguirão alterar o destino da batalha contra o Caos.

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Mensagem  leonardobento em Ter Nov 09 2010, 20:47

X-Position com Liu e Way:
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Jason sent the first letter we're drawing from our virtual mailbag, and he wanted to know more about that partnership mentioned a second ago.
I am curious – how did the two of you end up working together? Also, how do two writers create a single story? What is your process?


Marjorie Liu: Dan would probably be the better person to answer the first part of this question, but the short version is that he needed a co-writer and we clicked. As for how we work together, it's nothing complicated. Basically, we talk. For the upcoming "Dark Wolverine" arc, we recently got on the phone and hashed out a general storyline. Dan writes the outline. I tackle the script. Then, we hand it off to our editor.

Daniela is enjoying the work you've done together and was hoping you could share some of your thoughts on the character you spend all that time discussing.
I'm a very big fan of Daken and I (along with other Daken fans) have a question about his relationship with Romulus that comes up quite often: we know that Daken was manipulated and used by Romulus, but there seems to have been a few hints that Romulus' abuse wasn't only physical and mental, but also possibly sexual. Were those hints intentional, and will you ever address what Daken went through during his days with Romulus?


Daniel Way: Eventually, yes, we will explore those things but we're not in a big hurry to do so. A lot of Daken's appeal is his mystery, and that's something we want to build up more before we start to take it apart.
MARJORIE Liu: Agreed – though you'll catch a glimpse of that history in issue #3.

Rory recalls another moment in Daken's history and wonders how it factors into the first issue of your new series:
My curiosity was piqued during the phone conversation that Daken had with Johnny Storm in "Daken: Dark Wolverine" #1. Previously, Daken had manipulated the Fantastic Four against Norman Osborn. I know considerable time has passed, but has Daken struck a friendship with the Human Torch that we don't know about? Does he have a secret agenda in store for the Fantastic Four? Will we be seeing more of this relationship in the future?


Way: Yes, the Fantastic Four will actually play a key role in this arc.
Liu: In other words, all your questions will soon be answered...in the book.

The Big G (not me) sent in several questions about the claw kids:
1) When Logan cut out Daken's Muramasa claws, did the sword prevent Daken's wrist claws from growing back? Because I can't recall Daken using them in quite some time.


Way: No, the sword did not prevent them from coming back, it's just that the claws on his inner forearm are very specialized weapons – they're only used when necessary.

2) Are there any plans for a Daken vs. Thunderbolts rumble? I'd love to see Moonstone try to get some payback for stringing her along during their stint on the Dark Avengers.

Way: There's a very good possibility that Moonstone will show up down the line.

3) Marjorie, I love what you're doing with X-23. Great stuff! I'm curious about what made you decide to bring in Miss Sinister for the next arc. I thought you were going to have Belladonna in it since Gambit's coming along for the ride, but it was a nice surprise.

Liu: Thanks! I can't remember the exact moment, though I know it happened during the X-Summit in L.A. I asked if I could use Gambit in the book, got the okay - and then at some point Miss Sinister came up. She had appeared in an issue of "Wolverine: Origins" fighting with Daken, and then just disappeared. I thought, wow, there's some unexplored territory.

Marcus Martin has some other "unexplored territory" he hopes you might consider for future storylines:
1) Will you ever have X-23 teaming up with other teenage heroes outside of the X-Universe, like the Avengers Academy, the Young Avengers, or the new Spider-Girl as the series progresses?


Liu: It's not in the current plan, but it could happen. Never say never!

2) Is there any way for X-23 to meet Spider-Man again, given that he too has experience with clones in his past?

Liu: Again, no plans for it.

3) Will there ever be a chance for Deadpool of the present to cross paths with Hope again, given their relationship with Cable?

Way: I can almost guarantee it.

CharlesN2 has someone else in mind that he'd like to see Deadpool encounter…
I absolutely love everything you've done with "Deadpool," especially the arc that featured Bullseye. Are there any plans to hook these two up again in any capacity? And are we going to see Agent X, Sandi, and Outlaw involved with the "Deadpool" series anytime soon?


Way: There are plans for Bullseye elsewhere in the Marvel U right now, but you can get a Bullseye fix in the "Hit-Monkey: Year of the Monkey" miniseries that I did recently. As for your other question – not anytime soon.

John Brian wants to know about one of your favorite characters and checks in to see if they'll be "sucking" up space in a future issue:
Marjorie, it is known that you are one of the biggest Jubilee fans out there and you have mentioned using her in "X-23." I find this interesting because, in a bizarre way, they are kind of like "sisters." Can you give us any clue about your plans for this and if it will relate to the "Curse of the Mutants" aftermath?


Liu: It's true, I'm a huge Jubilee fan! She will definitely play an important role in an upcoming arc. And, no doubt, I'll address her status as a vampire. I'm sure both X-23 and Gambit will have interesting reactions to that.

Since you brought up the Cajun, Nathan has to ask:
Marjorie, I'm loving "X-23" and one of the main reasons is Gambit's appearance. With that being said, will Gambit be a regular character in this series?


Liu: Absolutely! Expect to see him for most of this first year. I love Gambit, and being able to write him into this book has been a great experience.

Jake closes out today's fun with a quadrilogy of queries.
1) Marjorie, I love what you're doing with X-23 so far, but I was unsure if it was demon Logan or the "actual" Logan who was offering to adopt Laura in the last issue. Could you clear this up for me?


Liu: Thanks, Jake. That was the real Logan who offered to adopt Laura.

2) Are there any plans for Hope and X-23 to have some panel time together? During "Messiah War," Hope seemed sort of fascinated by X-23 and they had similarly horrible childhoods...

Liu: No current plans, but I would love to see them spend time together – for those exact reasons.

3) Daniel, with Daken being a sociopath (essentially) and one of Norman Osborn's cast-offs, are there any plans for the Avengers or the X-Men to try and take him down? He seems too dangerous to be out on the loose, especially since he took out an entire X-Men team and stole the Murasama blade.

Way: Wolverine isn't going to allow anyone to go after his kid – it's as simple as that. Think about it: pissing off Daken or Wolverine is a terrible idea, but pissing them both off? Catastrophic.

4) Are we ever going to see Deadpool's reaction to Cable's death?

Way: As I said before, I can almost guarantee it.

And with that near-guarantee, it's time for our "Behind the X" question. I'm actually going to hearken back to a question that asked you last year: do you have any big plans for the upcoming holidays? Last year, you mentioned "Support Our Soldiers," so I just wanted to see if you had any grand plans in store.

Way: No real plans, just spending time with friends and family.
Liu: I still suggest that people reach out to our armed forces and send letters and care packages. I also plan to spend time with family. That, and bake a lot of desserts.

Daniel Way e Marjorie Liu estão bastante envolvidos com a franquia de Wolverine nos últimos tempos. Além de trabalhos individuais, eles também escrevem algumas histórias juntos: Way passa a ideia, e Liu coloca no papel.
Para o future de Daken, eles disseram que teremos mais coisas sobre Romulus, só que isso ainda vai esperar, pois há muitas histórias para se contar antes. Ainda nesse arco da revista, o Quarteto Fantástico aparecerá, continuando o relacionamento desenvolvido há algum tempo. Quem também pode aparecer é Rocha Lunar.
Way contou que quando a Muramasa cortou as garras de Daken, ela não exterminou a possibilidade de nascerem outras no lugar, embora sem ser do mesmo metal da Muramasa.
Quanto a X-23, as próximas participações serão de Gambit, que ficará em boa parte do próximo ano na revista, e Senhora Sinistra. Não há planos para interação com outros personagens adolescentes, nem com o Homem-Aranha. Jubileu, como vampira, estará no próximo arco.
Way também escreve Deadpool. Ele disse que o personagem cruzará o caminho de Esperança em breve, quando tivermos uma história que mostra a reação dele à morte de Cable.
Por último, ele disse que o Mercenário não aparecerá em Deadpool, porque há planos da Marvel para ele no momento. Outros personagens, como o Agente X, também não estarão nas histórias por agora.

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Carey revela o mistério por trás de Age of X:

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Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" press conference call took place Monday afternoon, with writer Mike Carey and editor Daniel Ketchum on hand to reveal more details about the mysterious series starring Magneto, Gambit, Rogue, Hellion, and some mysterious characters who bear an uncanny resemblance to other familiar mutants. James Viscardi, Marvel's Junior Sales Administrator, moderated the discussion, in which Carey and Ketchum revealed a few more pieces of the puzzle.

The story starts with "Age of X Alpha" in January and runs through "X-Men Legacy" and "New Mutants" for the next several months, Viscardi said.

"It actually had a rather convoluted origin," Carey said of the series, noting that the idea began with consideration of the generations of mutants that have passed through Xavier academy. "I just thought it would be cool to do a story that brought all those generations back into the field." From there, though, he and Kethum became more interested in the stories they were coming up with that would effect this change, rather than the concept itself.

Carey confirmed that "X" stands for "X-Men," but that the story takes place "in a world that has never known the X-Men, in which the X-Men never came together as a team." But "there's also a character, kind of, that's called X. By the time it's over, it will have stood for several things."

Ketchum said the series will explore the original idea of "X-Men being something 'extra,'" and that the characters "will be doing new cool things with their powers" and being configured into new relationships.

Carey said that he and Ketchum discussed early on what brings these characters early, and came up with "isolation." "This is a world in which mutants have never assembled, in which there have never been mutant teams. From the very beginning, their enemies were organized and they were not."

Speaking on design, Ketchum said that artist Clay Mann considered directions characters might have taken, with Storm becoming even more of an aggressive, powerful African goddess.

At the start of the story, "There is a fortress--the whole world has become hostile territory for mutants, but there is this fortress where all the surviving mutants are invited to come," Carey said, but unlike Utopia, "it's surrounded by enemies." The area around the fortress "has been squashed flat by years of conflict." Ketchum added that the fortress emphasizes that "the battle is right at their door."

Carey said there is "a very good reason" why "Age of X" is structured in ongoing X-books, and it's set up as "a mystery thriller" that will explain why it relates to the 616 world. "We're revealing it backwards," Carey said, adding that the end would reveal why it was done this way.

Ketchum likened the structure to "Minority Report," which was "a very finite story." "This isn't an alternate reality story in the sense that 'Age of Apocalypse' was an alternate reality."

Carey said "not every major X-Man" will play a role; "there are a few notable characters who are missing." Though it's a large cast, "everyone's there or isn't there for a reason." Ketchum added that the readers will have their own mystery to solve as to what's happening, while the X-Men solve their own. "Nothing's wasted; everything's another piece of the puzzle," Ketchum said.

"The enemies, to some extent, are faceless," Carey said, noting that anti-mutant activists "have taken power and held power." The main adversaries will be augmented human armies. "It's a military situation, to a large extent."

Asked about Magneto, Carey said "Magneto is in a pivotal role--in many senses, the pivotal role." He added that the "last stand" situation is his doing. "He's the figurehead here, and he's sometimes referred to as the General."

Carey said that "the logic of these characters' personalities remains the same, but they're up against a situation they've never been in before." Ketchum added that this would help "getting back to the core of these characters and seeing what makes them tick," as well as pairing up different sets of characters who don't normally interact.

"Rogue is very much the protagonist and point of view character in the first of the three acts," Carey said, but other characters would take center stage as the situation escalates. "But she is our entry character.'"

Asked whether the blacked-out beam in Gambit's hand would be revealed, Carey laughed, "I think that's just a beam--it's part of the fortress they're building, so it's building material." Ketchum acknowledged that internet forum members had been asking about it and he realized that Clay Mann's final art had still been blacked out.

Hellion has had longer to work with his artificial arms in "Age of X," but Ketchum said that this is less important in the crossover than what this means for the regular X-Men universe.

There will be a tie-in book likely titled "Age of X: Avengers," Ketchum revealed.

Asked about the character X hinted at earlier, "We'd like you to discover X," Carey said, adding "it may be a stretch to call X a character."

Carey said there "are a number of inciting incidents, and one really crucial absence, one person, who seems to have to have not played a role at all," when asked how this anti-mutant world came about. One such incident was Phoenix destroying a town near Albany.

"This is a world without the X-Men," Ketchum added, "there was no one to mitigate all those incidence."

Ketchum said the Phoenix character "is definitely not Hope," and Carey added that Basilisk is Cyclops, wrapping up the call.


Mike Carey finalmente revelou do que se trata Age of X. A história, que começa com um one-shot, mas depois passa a ser desenvolvida nas mensais de X-Men Legacy e New Mutants, traz um universo alternativo, em que os mutantes não agem em equipe.
X será tanto uma referência aos mutantes, quanto a um personagem em particular, sugeriu Carey. O editor Daniel Ketchum disse que o objetivo da série será explorar a ideia original de serem os X-Men pessoas com algo extra.
No cross, haverá uma fortaleza, para onde os mutantes serão convidados a ir, mas diferente de Utopia. Ela será cercada de inimigos – exércitos humanos principalmente. Nem todos os X-Men conhecidos farão parte de Age of X, mas, para todos os que ali estão e os que não estão, há um motivo. Entre os personagens principais estão Magneto, Vampira, Gambit e Satânico. A Fênix também está de volta e não será Esperança. Ciclope será chamado de Basilisk.
O editor confirmou ainda que haverá um tie-in chamado Age of X:Avengers.
Ketchum disse que não será uma realidade alternativa como A Era do Apocalipse foi. Será uma história finita, então podemos esperar início, meio e fim para Age of X.

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Mensagem  Madonna em Ter Nov 16 2010, 21:02

Fênix não a Hope! Que bom. É Jin então!
Tô esperando pra ler.
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Mensagem  leonardobento em Qua Nov 17 2010, 10:59

X-Position com Kieron Gillen:

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MarvelMaster616 is back this week and he starts things off with a question that's on everyone's mind:

1) In Hope's diary of the first issue, she mentioned that others told her about the Phoenix Force. Did anyone mention Jean Grey? It's been well-established that Hope has red hair and green eyes. Has anyone brought up that she bears an uncanny resemblance to her?

I want to write a gag along the lines of "Hope looks nothing like Jean! Hope's not at all moldy" – but I'm not sure I'll get away with it.

The splendid essay at the back of the issue – the work of Mike O'Sullivan from Jeph York's premise – is basically an entertaining way of presenting Hope's story so far. As such, it's going to have to be a little bit more explicit about stuff which Hope may or may not be as sure on, so anyone new to the book knows that the cosmic-firebird imagery has a disturbing precedent. I wouldn't take it as 100% literal canon in its flourishes, except the part about peanut butter.

(That's hyper-ur-canon. Hope loves Peanut butter. You will believe the Mutant Messiah can make a tasty sandwich).

So it should be taken as Hope's aware that something is up and people aren't really telling her about it yet. If we're going to have someone sit down and tell hope about the Phoenix and Jean Grey, that'll happen on panel and will be important.

People are being sensitive about it for the understandable reason that it's a lot to drop on someone. They're watching, trying to support her, and seeing if it is actually a real thing or something else. To stress the point: Hope has lost her father a couple of weeks – at most – ago. No one wants to drop a "Oh, some of us are worried you may be a planet-killing cosmic force" on her. Especially since, in her emotional state, it could – hypothetically – be the sort of thing that could precipitate a real disaster.

On the other hand, Hope's a smart girl. If no one tells her – given enough time – she's going to find it out for herself.

That's a long and rambling answer when I could have just said, "No."

Er...no, they haven't mentioned she looks like Jean.

2) Back during "Messiah CompleX," Cyclops gave baby Hope a locket that contained a picture of him and Jean. Does Hope still have that locket? Is that issue ever going to be revisited?

This time I will do a short answer: wait and see.

That's better, yeah? A proper Marvel-writer-esque tease. I'm a pro, me.

3) I'm a little bit confused on Laurie's powers. Could you please explain what she does, or is that something that cannot be revealed just yet?

She can fly, basically.

Man, that's underwhelming. But yes, she can fly. There was a vague original-five symbolism underlying our thinking – which isn't exactly one-for-one – and in power-set terms, she's the team's Angel. A physically enhanced flyer with a form that's adapted for that purpose. It's the latter part of that concept where she separates herself from general flyers – how her form adapts to allow extreme flight and maneuverability.

I've said before, but she's one of the purer characters on the team: a bookish, emotionally anal girl in chains to her own self-demands has to learn how to fly. She's very much superpower as metaphor for character's emotional struggle.

She's proving one of my favorite to write. She's very much the team's "Captain Sensible" character, stepping in and doing the "Wait, we're going to do what?" when the more foolhardy and headstrong people are thinking they're immortal.

If Laurie ever needs a codename, I must confess I like the sound of "Captain Sensible." But back to the emails, Faded Day sent in several great inquiries that made me scratch my head. How about providing some answers while I assure folks I don't have dandruff.

1) I really enjoyed the premiere issue of "Generation Hope!" Laurie and Gabriel particularly grew on me quickly. However, I have to ask about the power sets chosen for the first five new mutants since M-Day: other than Laurie's "shifting crystal" abilities, they possess some of the more common abilities of the Marvel Universe. Was it intentional to kind of go "back to basics" to powers that match Quicksilver (Gabriel), Beast (Teon), and Sunfire/Iceman (Idie)? Do you plan on introducing any "twists" to their abilities?

Thank you. Glad it worked for you.

As I just said to MarvelMaster616, Matt and my thinking around the Five Lights was to try and put a hard twist on some of the archetypal power-sets of the original five.

Angel = Laurie; Beast = Teon; Iceman = Idie; and – well, this is a real reach – Marvel Girl = Kenji. Gabriel is the exception, though by resting on super-speed, you're right that we're hitting the archetypes.

I don't want to spoil too much, but we've tried to put a twist on all of them. I've mentioned Laurie's – though the extremes of it hasn't been seen yet – but one which would be visible if you really read the books closely is Idie's. She's not a temperature generator; she's a temperature manipulator. She moves heat around. For example, you'll see the ground freezing around her as she summons the fire-blast aimed at Teon in "Uncanny X-Men" #529. If she can't take heat from somewhere, she's useless.

That's what I mean: a hard-yet-accessible twist which colors their specific abilities. While these are core power-sets, they're personal to them. There isn't a speedster like Gabriel and there isn't a primal like Teon, and you'll see why in issues #4 and 5, respectively. Well, start to see in Teon's case. He's a complicated guy for someone whose vocabulary is more limited than Jamie McKelvie's.

2) Will the series introduce any other new mutants in future issues?

I'm going for a long-answer, short-answer rhythm here: yes.

3) Are there any other characters that may want to shepherd the new mutants in their own causes? With Magneto now on the side of the X-Men, are there any characters you envision wanting to steal the lights from their "savior?"

I think this is a safe assumption, even within the X-Men. Issue #5 circles around the idea of the established X-Men starting to shape the next generation. Not in a full-on indoctrination way, but about trying to have a hand in the future. Compare and contrast how Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde may want them to act.

In terms of people outside the X-Men, well, I'd rather keep away from that, except that if I were the sort of villain with one eye on the future, I'd be looking to take Hope and the Lights over to their side.

4) Hope's rebellion against Rogue (and essentially Cyclops) was entertaining and fun, but do you think her drive and ambition could become dangerous? How much will the dark possibility of her destroying the human race come to light?

Yes and lots, respectively. As I said earlier, Hope's a girl who's lost a lot and is looking for a purpose. That she's thrown herself into this as hard as she has is, at least partially, a distraction. I'm not going anywhere near as far as saying a "deathwish" or a death-by-supervillain thing, but she's someone who really needs meaning and direction in her life, and she's going to push it that way as hard as she can. And I think, sooner or later, she's going to have to deal with some hard consequences.

I think you'll see there's dark notes underlying her basically heroic nature already. Her dark potential – or, at least, the fear of her dark potential – is very much one of the key themes of the book.

That was a serious answer. Er...she really likes peanut butter? I've mentioned that. Moving on.

5) Now that Hope's significance in the mutant world is slowly expanding, how much of a role will depowered mutants (e.g. Marrow, Wind Dancer) play in the book? Are any seeking Hope for salvation or even retribution?

I think, as word of Hope leaks out properly, that's something we can logically expect to see.

6) There have been hints that the Phoenix Force is involved in the restoration of the mutant race, but will the Scarlet Witch become involved in the book now that her spell has been challenged?

You are full of logical assumptions, Faded Day. I salute your keen, Holmesian intellect. In this case, we probably better not say anything until after "Children's Crusade."

Troy Powell had a thought or two with some interesting implications. Can you tell him if he's on the right track?

In "Second Coming's" Blind Science tie-in we saw a holographic ruse created by Bastion featuring an out of control Hope Summers, who was something of a psychic vampire. She was turning other mutants into drones with urges to feed and protect her. With the current introduction of the Fourth Light who recognizes Hope as his "Master," could there be some truth to Bastion's deception? The issue was called "Second Coming: Revelations" after all.

"Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth."
-- Czesław Miłosz

Don't worry. I had to Google it.

In addition to Teon, the rest of the Lights (with the exception of Kenji) also seem to share some degree of "pull" towards Hope – I would even go as far as to call this a thrall (e.g. Idie refusing to address Hope as anything other than "Ma'am"). Is this an accurate assessment?

There's certainly something up. As readers, we're more aware of it than the characters, but you'll start to see more and more of them pick up on it as they progress. Even the lights haven't entirely picked up on the strangeness of it yet, though it can only be time. The big question is, what actually is it? Because, really, it could just be part of them all sharing this life-changing event together. It could be just an enormous endorphin rush from the stabilization experience. It could be evil-drone-control by Hope the ur-despot. It could be a directed fairy glamour. It could be the characters subconsciously desiring to star in a Marvel comic. It's one of the book's big mysteries.

When I was a kid, I remember reading the bible at Catholic school and hitting the calling of the disciples. Jesus approaches the fishermen. "Follow me! And then they do." It struck me that actually putting us inside a relationship akin to that would be interesting. What would it be like to be called and have your entire life changed in a flash? There's drama there and I want to see where it leads.

Renaldo wrote in with some hugs and questions about process. How about giving him a squeeze and a response or three?

1) I'm a huge fan of "Phonogram" and "The Singles Club," and I was pleasantly amazed to see you pick up on JMS' "Thor" run with such ease – it was as if you were on the book from its revamp! Was it easy for you for jump onto this "Second Coming" X-ship and pen "Generation Hope" stemming from Fraction's "Five Lights" thread? Is it challenging to jump into the X-lore with the story threads Matt Fraction and others are giving you?

To quote the Inspiral Carpets (feat. Mark E. Smith), "Nobody Ever Said It Was Gonna Be Easy."

Thankfully, it's as easy as it could be. With "Uncanny," I was following Matt's run and embrace any excuse to dive back into the lore to get a coherent vision. Involving the Five Lights, Matt and I created the characters together, so I was deeply familiar with the introductory plots in "Uncanny" having almost-kinda-maybe co-wrote 'em (which is one reason why now co-writing "Uncanny" with Matt makes so much sense. We were already working closely together on The Five Lights/Generation Hope). Yeah, it's hard, but if I wanted an easy job I'd have stuck with international arms dealing.

And thank you. "Phonogram" was a joy. That people actually liked it as much as they did is a crazy joy.

2) With all the Marvel books you've done, do you prefer writing characters and stories from "scratch" (like "S.W.O.R.D.") or is it more interesting to hone the ideas put forward by other writers (as you'll be doing soon with "Uncanny X-Men")?

They're both unique challenges, which satisfy different parts of the creative urge and stretch different muscles. In terms of the Marvel Universe, what I most like doing is actually putting a meaningful and interesting spin on part of the mythos which then allows other stories. It's not enough to just play with the toys – I like to put a few new toys in there, or make an old toy more interesting by super-gluing a chaingun to its head and repainting its shoes – Thus begins the Age of Cyclops-Chaingun Head with the Mauve Moccasins.

Really, I like doing both. It's about mixing it up. Change is as good as a rest and all that.

3) How much input did you have in the characters and powers of the "Five Lights?"

I've sort of covered a lot of this in an earlier question, but a lot. Matt and I co-created them, basically, though there's definitely characters which are more Matt and some which are more mine. In order of Matt-to-Me, it'd be Laurie, Gabriel, Teon, Idie and Kenji.

Laurie was mostly Matt – in fact, she's the one which barely changed at all from his original character notes. Kenji is almost all mine, though he did get me a copy of the awesome soundtrack of "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man" to get the body-horror vibe going while I was writing him.

Andres is feeling a bit in the dark about a few of the details of your new series. Could you shine a "light" on the following and reveal some of your plans?

1) What do the "Generation Hope" kids call themselves? Is it the "Five Lights?" Personally, I kind of like that as a team name…

One of the things I like about "Generation Hope" is that the characters are finding their way how to talk about themselves. None of them have a uniform or superhero name yet, and they don't have a group name. They're discovering themselves quite naturally. And, at least in these early days, that's the way that other people are referring to them. The Lights. I admit, I like it too.

2) Are the Five Lights going to have permanent guardians (a la Prof X, Banshee and Emma)?

Let's just say that this is going to be a somewhat contentious matter on Utopia. Hope doesn't exactly take to teachers.

Well, that's it from the fans – now it's my turn. Since you just brought up the topic of teachers, let's stick with that theme for today's "Behind the X" question: growing up, what teacher made the biggest impact on you and why?

Let's put aside the important lessons taught to me by Cookie Monster – as in, making sure you always have a functional esophagus before attempting to consume anything, as otherwise you're just going to make a mess. While I owe a lot to various Englishy teachers – though none ever beat the idea that thinking "Englishy" is a good thing to write out of me – I'll go with Supreme Biology Teacher Mr. Washington. He was so entertaining, I decided to give a Biology degree a try...which taught me the important lesson that I never want to see a pipette again for the rest of my life.

Er...the glass-syringe Pipette. Not the band. I'd happily see the band.

Kieron Gillen é o atual escritor de Generation Hope e está co-escrevendo Uncanny X-Men com Matt Fraction. O roteirista participou do X-Position essa semana, respondendo às dúvidas dos fãs.

Ele falou que Esperança sabe que há fatos que ela desconhece, como, por exemplo, sua semelhança com Jean Grey e que, quando isso acontecer, será mostrada em alguma história e não será subentendido. Gillen pediu que os fãs esperassem para ver algum desdobramento quanto ao medalhão com a foto de Scott e Jean que Ciclope deu para a menina, em Complexo de Messias.

Sobre os cinco novos mutantes que surgiram, Gillen tentou esclarecer alguns pontos. Os poderes de Laurie são basicamente voar. Há algum simbolismo entre esses cinco e os X-Men originais, então ela corresponderia ao Anjo. Teon seria o Feria, Idie seria o Homem de Gelo e Kenji seria a Garota Marvel. A exceção é Gabriel, que tem supervelocidade. Idie manipula temperatura, não é geradora.

O autor ainda prometeu que introduzirá novos personagens mutantes em edições futuras. Na quinta edição, teremos os X-Men começando a doutrinar essa nova geração, com destaque para como Emma e Kitty Pride agirão com os adolescentes.

Gillen disse que os ataques de revolta e raiva de Esperança podem ser uma preocupação no futuro. Não que ela vá se tornar uma grande vilã mortífera, mas ela precisa sim de um direcionamento para a vida dela. Esse seu potencial sombrio é um dos grandes motes do título Geração Esperança. Isso pode se evidenciar por exemplo no modo como alguns dos jovens mutantes se referem a ela, como se estivessem submetidos aos seus desígnios.

O escritor disse que é algo lógico de se esperar que Esperança interaja com mutantes que perderam os poderes por ocasião do Dia M. Também é muito provável que a Feiticeira Escarlate esteja envolvida no título, mas ele prefere guardar segredo até o fim de Children’s Crusade.

Ele contou que participou do processo criativo dos novos personagens, introduzidos em Uncanny. Por isso, pôde assumir também os roteiros da revista, ao lado de Fraction, para as edições futuras. Disse também que Fraction teve mais influência na criação de alguns personagens, como Laurie e Gabriel, e ele, de outros, como Idie e Kenji.

O grupo não se trata por nenhum nome, porque não se vê como uma equipe ainda. Gillen disse que The Lights pode ser um nome interessante para o futuro. Não haverá também tutores do grupo em Utopia.

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