Despite outselling many titles, Nightcrawler goes to the chopping block. Storm and Cyclops also slated to get the axe. This makes twice now that an ongoing Nightcrawler series get cut off at the 12th issue. Disappointed that Kurt fans are left hanging again. Nauck and Claremont are great, though some would argue CC is old fashioned. I love that about him. This sucks.
Okay first off, if you're not reading Greg Pak's "Storm" or even Greg Rucka's "Cyclops" this is a great reason to go check out both. They are really great. The first trade for "Cyclops" is either out or coming out soon, but it's fantastic. For those who wanted to see Kurt do more space-pirate stuff in his comic?
"Cyclops" is literally all about space pirates. It's great.
Pak's "Storm" is (for me) the most interesting she has been in a page since first marrying Black Panther. I really appreciated her in "X-Men" with the all-female cast, but I think her personality is overshadowed by people who are a bit more bombastic (looking at you Monet). "Storm" is, by far, one of the best solo titles Marvel has on their shelf and I cannot stress that enough. Still don't believe me? Here's my actual published review on "Storm #6"
Also, most good
solos get cut off at 12. It's sad when it's even earlier. Rarely does a solo of an experimental, (arguably B-list) character make it. And as a Nightcrawler fan, I'm assuring you -- everyone who signed onto this book had to have known they were taking a risk. ... Maybe not Claremont 'cause he's still living in the eighties, but you get what I mean.
Disappointed that Kurt fans are left hanging again.
Not so fast.
Remember I mentioned that the Bamfs (who are still very much at large, even in the recent premiere issue of Spider-Man & the X-Men
?) make an appearance in She-Hulk
by Charles Soule?
Well She-Hulk was cancelled a month ago. BUT Soule said that was planned, it was meant for 12 issues (or thereabouts).
Brevoort has repeatedly stated this is NOT the last you will see of She-Hulk, especially in 2015. His quote, because I can't find it expect this to be hacked a bit, went something like: "Her CURRENT title is now cancelled. I didn't speak at all on her future appearances or ongoings."
I'm calling it, almost completely on conjecture, but they did NOT wrap up what the hell the BAMFS were doing there in her series at ALL and they are near the end. Dr. Strange is making a massive comeback with his own title next year in 2015 (in preparation for his announced film starring Bennedict Cumberbatch) and Nightcrawler is still a major enough player in the comics that he is being featured as a point of interest in nearly every event since he returned. ALSO, the Bamfs are, as I mentioned, at large. Also, he is expected and wanted for 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse
by Fox. Need to keep him relevant 'til then right?
You may be asking,
What does all of this mean for the future of Nightcrawler?
Supernatural super team featuring Nightcrawler, She-Hulk, Dr. Strange, and hopefully Blade.