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Sunday, August 19, 2018 

X-Men being "disassembled"

It sounds vaguely reminiscent of Brian Bendis' Avengers: Disassembled from 2004, one of the most notorious stunts next to DC's Identity Crisis. Now the X-Men are undergoing another, almost similar stunt, which also serves as more proof as to Marvel's continued obsession with events at all costs:
Marvel Comics today announced a new 10-part Uncanny X-Men story arc titled X-Men: Disassembled. The arc will bring together nearly all the remaining mutants left on Earth for a story that could “very well be the X-Men’s final mission.” [...]

The revived Uncanny X-Men will kick off with the X-Men: Disassembled story, which, according to a press release, “brings together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them.” The arc will be “an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s final mission.” The press release goes on to tease that not all the mutants who appear in the arc will make it out alive for Uncanny X-Men proper.
The very subtitle already makes clear they're harkening back to one of the worst "events" in recent Marvel history by Bendis. In fact, already, in another "event" called X-termination, Cable was killed...by a younger version of himself:
Even as Ahab claimed another victim, a mysterious hooded figure attacked young Iceman. Cable arrived to defend Iceman, but only managed to get himself killed in the process.

Who is this mystery player who seems to despise Cable so much? Apparently none other than Cable himself (a younger version anyway).
I don't see a point to this lunacy that'll practically been undone, only this time, they make Nathan Summers look more like a killer. Oh, and is Bobby Drake still homosexual? So long as they keep up that publicity stunt propaganda, far less people are going to care, and Lee/Kirby's creation remains denigrated by the uncaring modern staff.

The example mainly set by Crisis on Infinite Earths no longer has any flavor to it, not even if the doomed heroes in this newest nonsense die heroically without anybody being turned villainous (on which note, it makes no difference if Cable killed a future self of his, it still makes him look horrific). Marvel's still stuck on a bad example that's long lost its drama or impact, and not because readers are against heroes resurrecting, but because it's insulting and disrespectful to the creations of hard-working writers of yesteryear, reducing them to cheap rags for disposal at the alter of publicity stunts.

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