X-MEN : ONSLAUGHT REVELATION (Si Spurrier / Bob Quinn)

Après 5 numéros, la « première saison » de la série Way of X de Simon Spurrier et Bob Quinn se terminera par un one-shot intitulé X-Men : Onslaught Revelation.

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Why is X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation its own one-shot as opposed to simply Way of X #6? How did that come to be?

A variety of reasons. Primarily it felt like it needed - demanded! - its own oversized place to unfold. The thrust of Way of X up to this point has been about Nightcrawler asking difficult questions and hunting for a Big Idea to bring everyone together. As we come into The Onslaught Revelation , the tone and the thrust have turned a corner: some of those questions have been answered. What remains is the desperate and oh-so-uncertain struggle to see whether the answers strong enough to save mutantkind from itself.

So it would’ve felt pretty weird doing this in an issue 6 – it would’ve sat quite distinct from the previous 5. And hey, let’s not pretend there’s not an element of 90’s-fan excitement about this: if you’ve got Onslaught as your baddie, you wanna make some noise about it.

There’s a second set of logistical considerations which speak to the broader plans of the X line, which I obviously can’t get into too deeply here. In vague terms, it amounts to: “what’s the best way to close Chapter 1 of this story… and launch Chapter 2?”

La Maison des Idées d’hier.

C’est marrant, parce que Morrison aussi s’est amusé à ce jeu de la réécriture : Cassandra Nova, c’est sa réécriture d’Onslaught, Fantomex, c’est sa réécriture de Gambit, etc etc. Sauf que chez Morrison, il y a à la fois la volonté de regarder sous un autre angle, et celle de brouiller les pistes.

Jim

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Et un soupçon d’originalité so british

Et même un peu français avec Fantomas/ex, oui môssieur !

Oui mais il me paraît très britannique dans sa création et ses caractéristiques.