Preview for next week’s All New X-Factor 15.
NEED …. MORE….PIETRO….Seriously though, where’s Cypher? He’s the one character I really want to see in action because he’s gotten so little attention so far.
*makes strangled gurgling noises*
The level of awesome in the group shot is just OFF THE CHARTS. So many beloved characters present, even if it is only a holographic projection set up by Nightcrawler. They didn’t “have” to put Rogue and Gambit anywhere near each other, let alone interacting; and yet there they are, hanging out together in their current uniforms. There really is a God, and his name Chris Claremont!!!!! *worships Wayne & Garth style at Todd Nauck’s feet for being such an amazing artist*
….This grin isn’t gonna go away for DAYS :D
#S a v e A N X F
What’s going on?
Peter David (writer of All New X-Factor) announced that the series will be cancelled at issue #20 because sales are low. (source) There are a great deal of people who adore this comic, and we want to share that awesome with everyone else. This is a campaign to lift that cancellation and try to renew the series.
What is being done?
If you care about All New X-Factor as much as we do, we urge you to take action. We are planning on setting up times to attempt to get #SaveANXF trending on Twitter to introduce the series to a wider audience. There are 6 issues left until the series is scheduled to come to an end. If we can raise sales and get Marvel’s attention, perhaps we can save it - or at least increase the possibility of the characters sticking around. We would also like to propose an “All New X-Factor Week” at some point in the near future; participation is encouraged to further spread the word.
How can I help?
If you can think of anything else, let us know! We want as many people to be involved as possible. Follow us on twitter: @saveanxf. Spread the news. Reblog/retweet. Most importantly, buy All New X-Factor.
Thank you for your support!
This is such a huge bummer. Peter David’s previous run on X-Factor was one of the best Marvel titles of the last decade. And while All-New X-Factor hadn’t quite reached the heights of the last series, it clearly was building towards something great.
I’d been keeping track of the sales through Comichron and they’ve been pretty bad for most of the run. The latest sales records for August shows that ANXF only sold 21,352 copies. This also doesn’t bode well for Captain Marvel, All-New Ghost Rider, Secret Avengers, All-New Invaders, Elektra, and All-New Ultimates as they all sell less copies.
I think part of the problem why this book wasn’t successful was due to two reasons. First of all, it’s an X-book that doesn’t feature either Wolverine, Cyclops, or Storm. In fact the most popular character in X-Factor is Gambit, and his last series was cancelled not too long ago as was Astonishing X-Men that was the only X-Men title that featured him heavily. A team featuring Polaris, Quicksilver, Warlock, Cypher, and Danger wasn’t going to be the most popular.
The other big issue was the art. Carmine Di Giandomenico is not a very well known artist and his work is extremely stylized. It grew on me over time, but I can see why many readers would be turned off.
I was hoping the Axis tie-in issues would have helped the sales but clearly they weren’t enough.
Peter David wrote on his blog:
Also for some reason Bleeding Cool is associating it with the fact that Quicksilver will be returning to the Avengers and that’s why the book is going away. No, it’s because not enough people are buying it. Which is exactly the reason they cancelled “Gambit” as well, so it’ll probably be a long time before he gets to star in another book.
All I did was write a book that got tons of positive write-ups. Which I guess is enough to encourage people to buy it when it comes out in trades, oblivious to the fact that books get cancelled when you do that. Whatever.
The Serval Industries concept could have had so much mileage. It breaks my heart that this book is getting the boot. I’m sure Gambit and Polaris will show up up in various X-books. Gambit would fit in perfectly in Amazing X-Men to pal around with Nightcrawler and Colossus, or maybe he could be a teacher at the Jean Grey School in Spider-Man and the X-Men. Polaris would fit in perfectly on the all female squad in X-Men, along with her former teammate Monet. Cypher and Warlock are always likely to show up any time there is a New Mutants revival. Quicksilver has the Avengers. Poor Danger is likely to be the one left behind..
I doubt Peter David will return to the X-Factor title again, which is the biggest crime. I’m sure he’ll continue to write random books. Spider-Man 2099 is a blast and I’m interested to see how he writes Deadpool in Deadpool’s Art of War. He continues to write the Marvel adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower, and his upcoming Phantom mini-series on Hermes Press looks very impressive. Unless Marvel and David want to revive the government sponsored team or the private detective incarnation, this might be the last time we see a David/X-Factor title.
If you are a fan of Gambit, Quicksilver, Polaris or any character in the comic, then save the comic by buying them!
All the X-Men characters (from 1999)…..
Top Row - Cecila Reyes, Maggott, Cannonball, Marrow, Jubilee, Rachel Summers, Cable, Longshot, Gambit, Sunfire, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Rogue
Middle Row - Bishop, Joseph, Polaris, Psylocke, Archangel, Dazzler, Storm, Sabretooth, Shadowcat and Banshee
Bottom Row - Havok ,Iceman, Beast, Cyclops, Wolverine, Professor Xavier and Phoenix
Favorite Comics Week: All-New X-Factor
This book makes me laugh, without fail, every damn month. That should be recommendation enough, because who doesn’t want just a fun, funny comic in their lives? But FINE allow me to explain OTHER AWESOME THINGS ABOUT THIS
- Gambit is there. Gambit is charming. Gambit is naked… quite a bit. Hell yeah.
- Pietro is there. Pietro is FUCKING HILARIOUS. Pietro is a little SHIT with a heart of gold that he sneers and shows off as how much better he is than everyone because PIETRO. I literally started reading this book bc I needed some Pietro in my life and wasn’t getting any from current comics I was reading. TOTALLY FULFILLS THAT NEED.
- Pietro literally carries people (including Gambit) around like a sack of flour just. Every issue.
- Lorna is team leader, Lorna is KICK-ASS, Lorna and Pietro have testy brother-sister moments (which is another thing I’ve been missing bc where is my Wanda+Pietro sibling timez, current comics?!?!?!?!) which is adorable. Lorna and Pietro stare meaingfully at each other whenever the issue of “fathers” come up and that will never not be hilarious to me.
- There is a friendly robot transformer alien who is totally adorable (I don’t read much X-Men so this was my first introduction to Warlock. And it’s ADORABLE).
- It’s KINDA making me ship Gambit/Pietro which was NOT a ship that had occurred to me ever before in my life, but. Yeah. I’m down with it. I’m SUPER down with it. King of Thieves smarmy charmer + Elitest mutant asshole who takes the term “homo superior” FAR too literally? Yes please I am all ABOUT that.
"#can you imagine#pietro and remy#going on an adventure together#to save wanda and rogue#from the evil clutches of remender"
I’m not gonna draw the Maximoffs (sorry!), but yeah: It would be pretty awesome for X-Factor to butt in and liberate their loved ones from Uncanny Avengers hell.
You know darn well that if he had ANY idea what she has been going through, he would flip $h!t.
Gambit and Wolverine stealing the Batmobile in “Marvel Comics Versus DC” #2
Recommended Issues Reading List
- Uncanny X-Men #3-4, 8-9, 19, 24, 28, 30, 33-34, 38, 41, 45, 81, 83 109, 166-167-174, 184-187, 204, 297, 341, 343, 348-350, 359, 361, 368, 382, 385-386
- Fatal Attractions
- X-Treme X-Men #5-8, 16-19, 31, 40-42, 46
- X-Treme X-Men Annual 2001
- X-Treme X-Men: X-Pose #2
- Rogue (1995) #1-4
- Gambit (1995) #1-4
- X-Men Annual 1997
- Gambit (1999) #16
- Rogue (2004) #1-6, 12
- Gambit (2004) #3, 5, 8, 10
- X-men Legacy #220-224
- X-Men: The End Book 1 #2, 5
- X-Men: The End Book 2 #1, 3-6
- New X-Men #46
- Ultimate X-Men #50-53
- Ultimate X-Men Annual #1
- X-Men: Fairy Tales #3
Let me know if i missed anything :)
Wolverine and Gambit in Japan - Gambit flirts with the Japanese girls but they prefer Sunfire (who is dressed like a cyber samurai in the 90s) over him. Sorry Gambit, Japanese girls prefer long-haired Pretty Boys than you.
- Wolverine v1 #55
I think I’ll let these speak for themselves.
Magneto’s adorable tho
This is better than the main Original Sin story.
Some more to add will be….
Speedball: I chose that name ‘Speedball’ because I love playing paintball games but since ‘Paintball’ sounds stupid, that name ‘Speedball’ kinda stuck.
Justice: Ermmm….I just love Justice League so I chose my lame codename ‘Justice’…And besides, I love wearing capes because Superman is my favourite character.
Nova (Sam Alexander): I am actually sent by Mr Loeb to overthrow that Dick Rider guy and everyone at Marvel office love me!