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X-Men: Battle of the Atom

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Next event due to roll off the Marvel conveyor belt. Details to follow...
CBR wrote:Marvel then announced "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" – a new X-Men focused event expected to spin out of Brian Michael Bendis' work on the franchise. More details were promised across the weekend.
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Basic outline for the X-Men anniversary event.
Marvel.com wrote:This fall's X-Men: Battle of the Atom marks the first major X-Men crossover event since 2010's Second Coming, and its time-crossed ramifications will be felt throughout both the history and future.

Masterminded by writers Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood, the event springs directly out of the current status quo, as established by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen in ALL-NEW X-MEN. In Battle of the Atom, the mutants of the past—currently sheltered within the walls of the Jean Grey and Xavier Schools—will be targeted by a mysterious new team: the Future X-Men! Their only goal: send the original crew back to the past by any means necessary.

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X-Men: Battle of the Atom begins this September in X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1 by Bendis and artist Frank Cho then continues in UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW X-MEN, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN and X-MEN into the next month. The crossover then concludes with X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #2 in October by Aaron and a mystery artist, thus ensuring that the X-Men's world will never look the same again.
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Spaced wrote:Basic outline for the X-Men anniversary event.
Marvel.com wrote:This fall's X-Men: Battle of the Atom marks the first major X-Men crossover event since 2010's Second Coming.
Have they forgotten A vs X already?

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Here's some preview and concept art from the 'event':
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I remember a time when I bought all things X-related and loved it. The franchise has gotten so bogged down over the past number of years that I just find it hard to follow. Pretty sure that's why I'm only reading X-Factor at this point as it kind of stays clear of all of these X-events and just does it's own thing. Oh wait...that's getting canceled isn't it? ...dammit!...

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I loving the post X community right now so Ill take it. Bendis, Wood, & Aron all writers whose work I like. Is Arthur Adams just doing the character designs though? Because I would love to see him on a few issues of one of these books.
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It's starting in September, two months across all the main X-books plus bookends.
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • FRANK CHO (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Wraparound Variant by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by Joe Madureira
Deadpool Variant by TBA
BLANK COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
• The past, present and future of the X-Men collide in this 50th Anniversary event crossover! When investigating a new mutant, something truly horrible happens to the All-New X-Men that shakes time and space to its core. This is so dire that X-Men come from THE FUTURE with a message: THE ALL-NEW X-MEN MUST RETURN TO THE PAST!
• The ten-part crossover starts here with superstars BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and FRANK CHO!
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW X-MEN #16
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
• BATTLE OF THE ATOM PART 2!
• Wolverine vs. Future X-Men!
• Young Scott Summers and Jean Grey run away to stay in the present day!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-MEN #5
BRIAN WOOD (W) • DAVID LOPEZ (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by TERRY DODSON
Lego Variant by LEONELL CASTELLANI
SKETCH Lego Variant Also Available
• BATTLE OF THE ATOM PART 3!
• The X-Men and Future X-Men pursue young Scott and Jean.
• Not all the X-Men agree that the All-New X-Men should be sent back.
• The cracks in the new all-female X-Men cast start to show.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #12
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
CHRIS BACHALO (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by CHRISTOPHER BACHALO
Emma Frost Variant by MILO MANARA
BATTLE OF THE ATOM PART 4!
• The Uncanny X-Men enter the crossover. Whose side will they be on?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #36
JASON AARON (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by KRIS ANKA
Lego Variant by CHRISTOPHER JONES
SKETCH Lego Variant Also Available
BATTLE OF THE ATOM PART 5!
• The end of the first month ends with a huge twist! NO SPOILERS!
• The fate of the All-New X-Men is decided here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
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dear god,what did they do to you Molly ?!
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I'm sorry...Junior Wolverine - "skin blue? hair red?" Did the hackles just raise on anyone else's neck?
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maybe he's Mystiek's son ?
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I might actually pass on this. Too many things annoying me in the X books even though I appreciate what they are trying to do in the post a v x world. Setting good, stories not so much.

Having the original team back is just irritating me. Cool it with the time travel stuff.

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I may be getting this just for the fact I love all new x men, I am not reading any other x title, but i love this series so far so I want to see how this is going to affect their time here.
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Second half of the solicitations for this event, including some cringe-worthy hyperbole even for Marvel.
ALL-NEW X-MEN #17
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A)
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
LEGO VARIANT BY Leonel Castellani
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 6!
• Magik and Young Beast have a special mission!
• The X-Men and Future X-Men have Jean Grey and Cyclops and are going to send them back in time with the rest of the Original X-Men.
• But who is opposing them and why?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

X-MEN #6
BRIAN WOOD (W) • DAVID LOPEZ (A)
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 7!
• CHAOS AT THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL as the X-Men and Future X-Men are attacked!
• Rachel Grey is the only X-Man qualified to defeat the mystery opponents!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #13
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • CHRISTOPHER BACHALO (A)
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 8!
• Wolverine, who just lost his healing factor, takes a mortal hit!
• And a surprise ending that changes everything in the X-Men Event of 2013!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #37
JASON AARON (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by KRIS ANKA
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 9!
• All of the X-Men (present & future) and their adversaries are reeling from the events of Part 8!
• With the adversaries' Plan A squashed, they turn to their far more sinister Plan B on the grounds of the X-Men's first adventure!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #2 (of 2)
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A)
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 10!
• The biggest battle in X-Men history will melt your face off.
• All of the X-Men find their footing in the world much changed.
• The X-Men event of 2013 concludes and sets up the major X-Men stories for 2014!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
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Is anyone reading this?
It's fun in a way, but the logic behind it is so quite stupid it irritates me..
Some the x-men actually think it's a good idea to let time displaced younger x-men hang around, even though if they die the universe goes bye-bye, because it isn't right to "force" them to leave?!?!

They can't make the "sacrifice" of living in their own time, to avoid risking EVERYBODY IN THE UNIVERSE dying? some heroes..

I guess they would be the parents with kids with no vaccinations, pushing other kids, eating only chocolate and drawing on the wall, with them saying "we don't want to limit them, they should make their own choices"

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crimson king wrote:Is anyone reading this?
It's fun in a way, but the logic behind it is so quite stupid it irritates me..
Some the x-men actually think it's a good idea to let time displaced younger x-men hang around, even though if they die the universe goes bye-bye, because it isn't right to "force" them to leave?!?!

They can't make the "sacrifice" of living in their own time, to avoid risking EVERYBODY IN THE UNIVERSE dying? some heroes..

I guess they would be the parents with kids with no vaccinations, pushing other kids, eating only chocolate and drawing on the wall, with them saying "we don't want to limit them, they should make their own choices"
I agree. The whole "We gotta let them make their own choices or we're hypocrites" thing is BS. But, as we're starting to be shown, the future X-Men's motives aren't necessarily altruistic.

It is entertaining to me. I've said it before, I've always loved alternate realities. I've probably read the first Age of Apocalypse 5+ times..
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