Tom, please. No context was lost. You were posting here and you said that X-Men is limited because you guys don't get the profits from it because Fox makes X-Men movies. You then implied that it is wrong for a fan to root against something, which led to me calling you a hypocrite because you all are trying to limit the appeal of the X-Men in place of other characters. You're hoping people gradually forget X-Men and pick up some other lesser characters if you guys avoid promoting that franchise.
I’m sorry, but you’re projecting a lot of motive (and even some actions) here.
Look at our Previews catalog. Absolutely nobody is limiting the appeal of the X-Men. How many X-titles are we publishing every month? And does that number seem to be going down?
You are reacting like another lemming to rumors and your own fears. You’re free to do that, of course—but really, I can’t take such outrage seriously. Especially in the face of the mountain of evidence to the contrary.
I’ll admit that X-Men used to be the belle of the ball back during the ’90s, seemingly the only series (or set of series) that got any love and attention. But that was always an untenable situation and could not last forever.
We’re at a point now where other characters, other groups, other families are getting the same sort of attention that had been paid solely to the X-Men in the past. That’s not a threat, that’s people acting more intelligently!
As long as X-titles continue to sell well, there is no chance that they’re going to go away.
And honestly, we spend far less time in our super villain lair seated around a marble table twirling our mustaches and plotting the downfall of our own very successful franchises than you seem to believe.
Stop confusing the people who make the comics with the characters within the comics. Mister Sinister isn’t a Marvel editor.