Terrigen Mists endanger mutants in Marvel's new show of disregard for X-Men as comics
With the Inhumans positioned to become a major part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comic publisher is preparing a hefty new arc that will put them directly at odds with the X-Men. Raise your hand if you didn't see this coming.It sounds like House of M all over again. Even if all the X-Men aren't wiped out by the Terrigen Mists, this is a pretty strong sign that the people in charge of Marvel only consider the mutants important for what they can milk from a movie franchise, not as a comic book. And, as was the case with Fantastic Four's moratorium on licensed merchandise, that can contradict the notion the comics publishing arm has any independence from the movie production arm.
Marvel has dropped some fresh preview pages from the new ‘book Extraordinary X-Men, which reveal a major arc that will kick off once things settle down post-Secret Wars and the All New, All Different universe takes effect. Basically: The Inhumans are about to be bigger than mutants, and in the process, they’re killing a boatload of the X-Men’s brethren.
The preview pages below reveal that a new release of pure Terrigen Mists (aka the MacGuffin that activates the powers of Inhumans) is proving to be toxic for mutants, creating a new disease that starts wiping them out in the near future. Worse than that, it’s also sterilizing them — meaning no more mutants.
Slash Film says:
...it’s pretty clear Marvel is beefing up the Inhumans’ comic book presence to support their MCU appearances — and now their growth is coming at the expense of the X-Men, whose rights are held by Fox. Maybe movie rights issues aren’t the only reason this arc is happening, but it’s difficult not to suspect they’re part of it.It's possible, but even if not, I don't see the point of this book, other than to say one is superficially better than the other. It's also another sign of Marvel's plummeting quality, as they sacrifice their casts and other stuff for the sake of publicity stunts. I looked at the comments section, and some of the replies are negative, with good reason, but this one really looks worth responding to:
I think Fox hates the X-Men (and FF, but that's another story) and just enjoys making money off them. Sadly each movie makes a ton of money for Fox so they just keep making more.Fox hates X-Men? Oh, come on. The commenter should take a good look at Marvel's staff like Quesada and Alonso. If they truly loved them, does anybody think their output would be in such a dire situation as it is today?