One comic book series ends, another is reborn …
Marvel comics has announced that Uncanny XMen will be coming to an end with issue #544. The final issue, due out in October, will be written by Kieron Gillen with art by Greg Land, and will tie up any lose ends events set up in the upcoming in X-Men: Schism.
All things must come an end…even for the X-Men, and this October fans will bear witness the end of an era as UNCANNY X-MEN #544 concludes the long running series. It’s all come to this! Years in the making, the seeds of dissent finally bear fruit as the events of X-Men: Schism tear the X-Men and the Marvel Universe apart! When the dust settles, the state of mutantkind will irreparably be changed forever. Don’t miss the historic final issue of the longest running X-Men title this October, in UNCANNY X-MEN #544!
Uncanny X-Men is Marvel’s flagship comic series and has been continuously following the X-Men since 1963. It was cancelled once in 1970, but was relaunched in 1975 thanks to writer Chris Claremont.
Meanwhile, Superman is getting another makeover, this time with a reboot of “Action Comics.” The series will feature writer Grant Morrison and artist Ralph Morales. In addition to starting from scratch with a reimagining of the Superman mythology, changes are known to include giving Supes a redesigned costume, where the Man of Steel loses his iconic red granny panties and blue belt in favor a complete blue skin tight leotard and red belt and cape. Thankfully, the iconic “S” symbol survives and there’s no flowing mullet like in the 90s.
In addition to rebooting Superman, DC is talking about giving the same treatment to Batman and Green Lantern in a effort to hook a newer generation of comic book fans. Hey, it worked for Hollywood, why not Gotham and Metropolis?