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"X-Men: Evolution" Comic Series Announced

Discussion in 'The Marvel Animation Forum' started by James Harvey, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. James Harvey

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    In the August 8 edition of the Your Man @ Marvel column at the Marvel.com Web site, details on the previously announced X-Men: Evolution comic book have been revealed.

    According to the column, the series will be written by Devin Grayson (Ghost Rider: The Hammer Lane, Black Widow) and will feature animation-style art from Udon Studios (Echo). The "All Ages" rated X-Men: Evolution series will debut on November 28 with a story set to reveal how Professor X gathered his students together prior to "Strategy X", the first episode of the animated series.

    Here's how Grayson herself set the scene:

    "Before the X-Men, before the Xavier Institute, before the rivalry, there were two men with very different visions.
    Before the codenames, before the secret identities, before the world learned to hate and fear mutants, there was a young woman whose most dangerous weapon was her mind.

    Before costumes, before the training and before anyone had heard of Adamantium, there was a frightened amnesiac in search of the truth.

    Now, the lives of Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and Wolverine collide as the world stands on the brink of genetic war. How do two best friends become archenemies? How does a goddess from Africa find her place in the world? How does a man without a past decide the fate of the future?

    All heroes start with power and ambition that they must learn to control. All villains start with ideas that they believe to be just. And all great legends begins with 'once upon a time...'

    X-Men: Evolution - in the beginning, there was X!"

    It's funny how this is announced the same day as Justice League Adventures....
     
  2. Jowy Blight

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    hmmm..... I wonder why they didn't just use an episode to cover this.
     
  3. Leaping Larry Jojo

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    Yaay, another X-Men book to take up the already stuffed X-Men related shelves in the comic store.
     
  4. James Harvey

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    The thing that got me is that a studio will be doing the art. What happened to, you know, pencillers?
     
  5. Lachesis

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    Udon Studios? Why not the actual animating studio, Madhouse?
     
  6. James Harvey

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    I thought Film Roman animated X-Men: Evo...
     
  7. Mr. Eye

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    I don't think this will succeed. None of Marvel's Cartoon books ever survive. I doubt this one will either.

    Mr. Eye
     
  8. James Harvey

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    The original X-MEN ADVENTURES lasted 39 issues before it was canned, so that's not too bad. I think EVOLUTION will last a good 12 issues.
     
  9. Mr. Eye

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    Yeah but I think they did those in different volumes. Spidey Unlimited lasted only five. Heh, that's funny.

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  10. James Harvey

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    I suppose, but if ya add them that gives ya 39. They wren't that bad, either. Some issues had some great art. Poor writing all around, though.
     
  11. Mr. Eye

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    I bought the Spider-Man ones. They had a total of 26 issues (2 volumes). I enjoyed most of them.

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  12. James Harvey

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    I bought some of them, too and they weren't too bad. The writing was the standard for Marvel's animated books. The art got better in the later issues with the new inker.
     
  13. BourgeoisBuffoon

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    I'll go with Leap Larry here....it seems there are too many X-Men books... (gets stuff thrown at him)

    What WAS the very first X-Men book? I think the X-Men are cool, but I don't know where or IF I wanna start with all the books...

    Also, DGrayson, in the comics industry, just about anything pays better than pencilling nowadays....a pity, since most books of ANY comic usually has some bad drawer to be the regular artist...
     
  14. Mr. Eye

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    Remember how the first few issues were done in regular Marvel art style? I didn't like that at all....

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  15. James Harvey

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    Agreed. It looked just so awful. When that new inker came on, the series did a complete 180 and had some nice art. Especially tyhe two part HOBGOBLIN story.
     
  16. Mr. Eye

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    I remember liking the Hammerhead issue a lot in the second volume.

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  17. James Harvey

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    I remember that ish! I also remember a cool Scorpion story when the title changed to Marvel Adventures.
     
  18. Mr. Eye

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    Cool. I had that issue, but sold it to a friend. But wasn't the art a bit iffy?

    Mr. Eye
     

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