Originally posted by Paty
I don't think they have actually sent Dave the script or synopsis, yet. and the Avengers thing is only the cover... nothing on the inside, to my knowledge.
Personally, although I like Whedon as a writer, I think they should have had either Len wein or Chris Claremont writing the story...a real blast from the past. Chris is, after all, writing the Uncanny X folk again and this, to me is a slap in his face...no offense meant to Whedon... it's just how marvel does things when they wanna be smarmy and are trying not to be noticed.
Why could n't it have been Chris? the premiere team togethdr again!!! What a PR thing that would have made! The people who originally revamped the X Men and made the franchise what it is today in large part. Stupid , stupid Marvel. Wouldn't know a good thing if they stumbled over it...cuz stumbling is all they do.
I hope it will be Dave's team, too... a story set back in "the Day...". that would be fun. Since Marvel is bound and determined to treat Claremont shabbily and not give him the recognition his stature in the biz deserves... I mean, after all if he hadn't spent seventeen years building the X empire, Marvel wouldn't have this lucrative franchise to play with, now would they?...I will be mollified somewhat with the fact that at least they picked a good writer for Dave to be partnered with. If we can't have Chris, I will be interested to see what Whedon comes up with...
I'm just happy that they're giving Dave his time in the sun again, and given how popular Whedon is, this pairing can only be a good thing. Hopefully it will lead to more assignments for Dave.
Besides, Chris isn't exactly hurting for work, what with writing two ongoing titles, one of them being Marvel's biggest....
Oh, and the solicitations confirm Dave will be doing the "All New, All Different" team:
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #3
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils by DAVE COCKRUM
New Cover by DAVE COCKRUM
Featuring Classic Reprints by STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY & WERNER ROTH
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of 1975's GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and #2 comes a colossal collection of the X-Men's greatest team-ups - plus a brand-new untold tale of the All-New, All-Different X-Men by JOSS WHEDON and DAVE COCKRUM!
The X-Men tangle with the FF in FANTASTIC FOUR #28 (July 1964), the Might Avengers guest-star in X-MEN #9 (January 1964) and along comes a Spider-Man in X-MEN #35 (August 1967)!
80 Pgs/ Marvel PSRâ€¦ 4.99http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=4833