Marvel Comics is ready to turn the page on its superhero universe as fans know it.
Fans of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four aren’t happy these days. As they see it, Marvel is tossing their favorite characters into the dumpster. I say, worry not, X and FF faithful. All will work out in the long run. It may be a bumpy ride, but Marvel has a plan.
Any comics fan living back in the nasty 90s would have found it hard to envision a future wherein the X-Men were NOT Marvel’s crown jewels. Times have sure changed, haven’t they? But just because the Avengers are kings of the mountain now, along with Spider-Man, doesn’t mean the mutants and the “first family of comics” aren’t still valuable to big M. Why then would the company NOT offer us new series featuring the FF and the familiar X-Men? Because Marvel is its own movie studio now, owned by Disney, and big M/big D don’t currently own the rights to those franchises in the cinema. Thus they undermine them, hoping that they underperform at the box office, and the rival studios will hand them back to Marvel to “fix,” just as they’ve done with Spider-Man.
Patience, peeps. It may take awhile, but the X-men and the FF will come home. And it’ll be worth the wait.