Wolverine And The X-Men Ending In February Due To Jason Aaron’s Busy Schedule
For once a title isn’t ending in Marvel’s endless quest to cancel and relaunch a series to make sure it never hits an issue #50 or higher. The February solicitations for Marvel comics were released and it was revealed that Jason Aaron’s Wolverine & The X-Men will be ending with issues #41 and 42. The assumption was that the series would be relaunched but the writer took to his blog shortly after the announcement to talk about the series’ end. His workload is just too big to keep writing the title, though the characters and themes will carry over to the recently launched Amazing X-Men. Said Aaron:
As seen in the Marvel solicits for February, issue #42 will be the end of my run on WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN. The original plan was for me to write both WatXM and AMAZING X-MEN as sister titles. One dealing with the school, the other with the X-Men from that school going on adventures out in the world. But unfortunately my schedule just didn’t allow that. So I’ve been writing the post-Battle of the Atom arc of WatXM as my goodbye to that series and to the Jean Grey School. Believe me, it wasn’t easy for me to step away from this book. I’ve loved building that school and writing those characters, both the students and the teachers, as much as I’ve loved anything I’ve done in comics. But the school itself isn’t going anywhere. And I’ll still be writing a lot of those same characters over in AMAZING. And I’ve got lots of other stuff coming up that demanded my time, like THOR and SOUTHERN BASTARDS and some new things I can’t tell you about just yet.
So I’ll save all my tearful goodbyes until we get to the end, but for now, just let me say THANK YOU once again to everybody who’s bought this book along the way. Thank you for embracing such an offbeat X-series. 42 issues of Bamfs and Doop and sentient lawns? I love you all for helping make that happen.
The series had strong sales and a dedicated fanbase, so there was no problem on that front. With Aaron handling Thor, the return of Nightcrawler in Amazing X-Men, and several other projects, Wolverine And The X-Men just became a casualty of a popular writer being very much in demand. You can check out the solicit info below. What do you think about the title coming to an end?
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #41 & 42
JASON AARON (W) • NICK BRADSHAW & PEPE LARRAZ (A)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER! FINAL ISSUES!
• It’s the end of the year for the Jean Grey school – but where do our graduates go from here? And who will have survived the experience?!
• Jason Aaron, Pepe Larraz & Nick Bradshaw bring the story of the Jean Grey school to a close!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)
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