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    Default X-men by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu Appreciation 2019

    The dawn of X is here!



    X-MEN #1
    Written by Jonathan Hickman
    Penciled by Leinil Francis Yu
    Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
    A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR THE X-MEN!
    The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!



    X-MEN #2
    Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu continue the flagship X-Men title!
    When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
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    He is the rock that their island nation is built upon. The people of Krakoa know him and what he has done for them over the years, and they look up to him. He might not be RULING Krakoa, but he is definitely leading it.

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    Cannot wait for this. Hickman has been killing it on HOX/POX and I look forward to seeing what he has in store for the future.
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    So, first issue of X-men #1 will heavily feature Scott, Ororo, Polaris and Magneto, not the Summers family.
    He is the rock that their island nation is built upon. The people of Krakoa know him and what he has done for them over the years, and they look up to him. He might not be RULING Krakoa, but he is definitely leading it.

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    how many milkshakes will we get to see before yu evaporates in six issues
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    I don't like Yu, so I'm fine with him leaving after #6

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    I'm fine with Yu on art as long as he's not rushed. Rushed Yu art is basically chicken scratch.
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    Yu at one point was my favorite artist in the industry, but recently I feel like he has slid back a bit. I'm hoping he'll change my mind with this book because his work on Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk to this day is some of my favorite art ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixzero23 View Post
    I don't like Yu, so I'm fine with him leaving after #6
    I agree... I don´t like Yu either
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHRNIHAL View Post
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    So, first issue of X-men #1 will heavily feature Scott, Ororo, Polaris and Magneto, not the Summers family.
    I'm not sure we can extrapolate who is "heavily featured" based on the tiny amount of preview art we've seen? Unless this is coming from somewhere else, like Hickman saying "first issue of X-men #1 will heavily feature Scott, Ororo, Polaris and Magneto, not the Summers family"

    Really looking forward to this. Yu seems an odd choice to follow Larraz and Silva, but I'm sure it'll be good, and surely other artists will be rotating in. Maybe even Larraz and Silva!

    Hickman has described this as the "all-purpose mutant book" which, others have tried that no-regular-cast approach before and I've not been super into it (Fraction's Utopia stuff comes to mind, though in its defense, that was burdened with a lot of Greg Land art) but I think I'll like this a lot more. Hickman's Avengers started with a huge cast and done-in-one (or two) stories focusing on different groupings but it was all quite enjoyable, and as it went arcs and development for lots of characters did emerge, and not just for the biggest ones.

    I always see people say Hickman's emphasis on crazy plots comes at the expense of characterization, but I've always found him to do more with less dialogue than most writers do with a lot. And his Fantastic Four run wasn't short on warmth or digging into every member of the family (including the kids) so I'm hoping this surprises some folks who have found little warmth in HoX/PoX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTALITY View Post
    I'm not sure we can extrapolate who is "heavily featured" based on the tiny amount of preview art we've seen? Unless this is coming from somewhere else, like Hickman saying "first issue of X-men #1 will heavily feature Scott, Ororo, Polaris and Magneto, not the Summers family"
    Actually Hickman/Jordan confirmed it in one of the magazines.
    He is the rock that their island nation is built upon. The people of Krakoa know him and what he has done for them over the years, and they look up to him. He might not be RULING Krakoa, but he is definitely leading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerpax View Post
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    So, first issue of X-men #1 will heavily feature Scott, Ororo, Polaris and Magneto.
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    X-men #1 at top 3 in it's 2nd week.
    He is the rock that their island nation is built upon. The people of Krakoa know him and what he has done for them over the years, and they look up to him. He might not be RULING Krakoa, but he is definitely leading it.

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    #3 one week after realease is amazing!

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    He is the rock that their island nation is built upon. The people of Krakoa know him and what he has done for them over the years, and they look up to him. He might not be RULING Krakoa, but he is definitely leading it.

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    i wonder if they are catching continuity errors or scrapping ideas and starting over or just letting the artist catch up.

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