I realized while writing up the hero datafiles that casual fans of Marvel may be a little confused on how the Young X-Men work in the marvel timeline. I’ve seen quite a few comments on videos and articles on X-Men Blue where people are shocked and confused by the Young X-Men still being in the present.
All of it makes sense, trust me, and I’ll explain briefly.
The short answer is that they were originally linked to the present timeline X-Men, but that changed at some point.
The long answers follows from here.
In the last posts, we covered Jean Grey (Team Leader), Hank McCoy (Brains), and Cyclops (Moral Center). Now, it’s time to head for the fun loving, eternally young member of X-Men Blue: Iceman. The one kid who has only had positive experiences (more or less) since coming to the future.
Back in 2013, X-Men comics decided to both shakes things up and brings things back with one hell of a twist. After Cyclops turned mutant extremist and allowed the Phoenix Force to control him and, in that state, killed Charles Xavier, Beast decided the best way to set things straight was to go into the past and retrieve the original X-Men from the Silver Age to try to talk sense to Cyclops.
The original intention was a short story that was meant to be a good jumping on point for readers. However, it has become the victim of its own success and now the time displaced X-Men have remained in the present for four years of real-time, now being sold under the title of X-Men Blue (as opposed to the main timeline team, X-Men Gold).
And, personally, I’m a big fan.
Fate, the generic roleplaying game system, is at its best when its doing pulp. Atomic Robo is one of the best pulp comic books of the last ten years. It’s a match made in heaven and executed well to boot.
With the upcoming release of its first supplement, Majestic 12, I thought it’d be a good idea to tell people why I think it’s one of the best sourcebooks for Fate Core on the market.
Currently, work on my projects have been delayed due to a mixture of the holidays, graduate school, CPA preparation, and Fallout 4.
I apologize for this delay. Once my last final is over, I will get back to work. I already known how I plan to finish Yokai Blade and Phoenix Rising. Friendship, Effort, Victory’s updates are still in my head as well. Once I have time to really sit down and work, they should all move forward.
In the near future, I’m going to begin linking playtest documents to the related entries in my projects page. Should be a good way to get feedback.
I’d like to thank everyone for reading and hope you have a happy holidays and happy gaming.