Marvel recently relaunched their X-Men titles with ResurrXion, including new titles for X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue; the first featuring the current modern-day team, the second with the revived original X-Men, brought into this timeline, and the friends they pick up like along the way (including Wolverine or two.)
But that’s not enough for Marvel, they are extending the branding into comic books that have nothing to do with the comics in question. Which brings us to X-Men Blue Vol. 0 and X-Men Gold Vol. 0. What could these trade paperback be?
X-MEN BLUE VOL. 0: REUNION TPB
The original X-Men are back together! An injured Cyclops heads to Alaska for some rest and recuperation with Jean — but when she once again dons the costume of Phoenix, that can’t be good for Scott’s health! And as Beast, Iceman and Angel join them for old time’s sake, will an uncanny adventure have them all feeling blue — and questioning their future as X-Men? Meanwhile, Doctor Cecilia Reyes has her own fateful decision to make! Wolverine has a life-draining encounter as Sauron attacks! Rogue’s powers lead her to a dramatic tipping point! Bishop and Deathbird are lost in space! And Sabretooth gets inside Logan’s head! Plus: Peer into Cerebro’s classified mutant files!
COLLECTING: UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 351-359, X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) 17, UNCANNY X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL 1998, CEREBRO’S GUIDE TO THE X-MEN
AUTHORS: STEVE SEAGLE, TERRY KAVANAGH, JOE CASEY, VARIOUS
ARTISTS: ED BENES, CHRIS BACHALO, DAN NORTON, TOM LYLE, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, PAUL PELLETIER, VARIOUS
X-MEN GOLD VOL. 0: HOMECOMING TPB
Will Marrow, Maggott and Dr. Cecilia Reyes usher in a new golden era for the X-Men? As Cyclops and Phoenix retire from the team, it’s left to Wolverine to make sure they do! But with the roster split over the volatile Marrow’s presence, keeping the X-Men from fracturing won’t be easy. Can the inexperienced new team members step up in time to stave off an invasion from the demonic N’Garai dimension? Plus, Joseph may be made to pay for Magneto’s crimes! Angel battles the Abomination! Marrow takes action to save the Morlock tunnels! Maggott explores his origins! The Shadow King targets Psylocke as a psi-war begins! And the silver age Doctor Doom undertakes a quest through time to learn the secrets of Onslaught!
COLLECTING: X-MEN (1991) 70-79, X-MEN/DR. DOOM ANNUAL 1998, MATERIAL FROM X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) 18
AUTHORS: JOE KELLY, JOE CASEY, JORGE
GONZALEZ, BILL ROSEMANN
ARTISTS: CARLOS PACHECO, JEFF JOHNSON,
GERMAN GARCIA, MAT BROOME,
So… slap a few unrelated comic books under a new cover, put a Vol 0 on it and hope some of the good feeling and hypo of X-Men Blue and X-Men Gold can somehow transfer across and make collectors of those series in TPB pick them up without any warning?
It must be the magical Marvel way!