Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Marvel "Let's You Decide"

What's Chris Claremont's next book? Well... if it's got mutants in it, does it really matter?

Regardless, Marvel thinks that the name of the book makes a difference and is letting you, the assumed reader, decide what it's called.

The choices are:

Days of Future Past – This series would pick up the moment after Kitty Pryde sent Rachel Grey into the past from the original story. The world is under the rule of Sentinels, most mutants are either killed or in camps, and only a strange alliance of outlaws stand a chance at changing this dark future.

Asgardian War Stories – During the Asgardian War, the X-Men, Alpha Flight, and the New Mutants all fought alongside the Norse Gods. But what would have happened if they never returned to Earth and stayed in Asgard?

NEXT – Witness today’s generation of X-Men if the Marvel Universe aged in real-time. Both the first and second teams of X-Men are approaching 50 and the New Mutants are now in their thirties. This series will follow this new generation of X-Men and the new reality they find themselves in.

What If? X-Men - Continuing from 2004’s What If Magneto and Professor X Had Formed the X-Men Together?, this series would be a re-imagining of the X-Men in contemporary times from an entirely all-new perspective. Because of Magneto helping found the X-Men, not only has the history of the X-Men changed, but that of the entire world. Every character’s life and future is up for grabs here.

I voted for the Asgardian Wars, but that's mostly due to my current interest in the Thor books. I'm betting that the ballot is rigged and they've already got the winning book ready, but it doesn't hurt to make the fans feel important. Does it?

2 comments:

Mark "Puff" Anderson said...

Of those options, I would have to go with NEXT.

I would be most likely to read it...though I would have to flip the book in the store before I decided.

Looks like Marvel is pumping up their out-of-continuity stuff...unless they are going to use House of M to weld all of their alternate realities together in some way.

puff

Psychbloke said...

No chance I'll be going near any of 'em!