MoneyMelon wrote:I like a lot of what I've read by Brian Wood over the years but in such a big franchise, especially with Brian Michael Bendis molding the direction, I'm skeptical that Wood will have much leeway to really do his own thing. I'm worried that it ends up being like the last X-Men series where it's just a lot of meandering filler while the "real" story is going on in the more prominent books.
I think it depends on what you're looking for, I suppose. A lot of people loved the character work that Carey was able to do while not on the "main" title. Granted, that book got dragged into X-crossovers a lot, but Marvel seems to be less likely to segregate the X-books into their own crossovers and tie them into the line wide events now, so everyone would be in the same boat.
I think Wood is ideal for a secondary x-book. He's so good at characterization.
My only worry is Storm. I hope that the offices know where her story will be told and know how to coordinate that cause right now I don't know where I'd go to get the mainline of her deal.