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Uncanny X-Men Ends In October

Nick Cavicchio 06/09/2011 Reviews

Marvel announced this morning that Uncanny X-Men will end following issue #544 in October. According to the press release, this is meant as a form of fallout from Schism, though of course they have yet to release any substantial details. But fret not X-fans. While Marvel has yet to announce anything on the subject, history shows that Uncanny is likely to be back in some form (with or without a new #1) before too long. Of course, all of this may seem rather routine these days, considering Marvel’s penchant for relaunching/renumbering established series (Daredevil is currently approaching a third #1). The true significance of this announcement lies in the fact that Uncanny X-Men is the last Marvel title with numbering that dates back to the 1960s. While other books such as Amazing Spider-Man have cracked #600, they have all been relaunched some point (many of them in the late 1990s, when nearly all non-X-books were reset to #1) before reverting to their original numbering. As such, Uncanny X-Men has (had?) a certain legacy that those other titles lack, even when one takes into account the so-called reprint years. Stay tuned to Comic Booked for more information as it is announced.

The press release is included below.



All things must come an end…even for the X-Men, and this October fans will bear witness the end of an era as Uncanny X-Men #544 concludes the long running series. It’s all come to this! Years in the making, the seeds of dissent finally bear fruit as the events of X-Men Schism tear the X-Men and the Marvel Universe apart! When the dust settles, the state of mutantkind will irreparably be changed forever. Don’t miss the historic final issue of the longest running X-Men title this October, in Uncanny X-Men #544!



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  1. Andy Kirby 06/09/2011 at 6:35 pm

    If this is the only Marvel title that hasn't reverted or renumbered…it seems a shame.

    • Nick C 06/10/2011 at 9:25 am

      It absolutely is a shame. I'm sure it's not the case (plans like this don't just materialize over night, after all), but it almost feels like Marvel is trying to steal some of DC's reboot thunder. And that's a shame in and of itself. But on the bright side, I at least know when Uncanny will stop double-shipping! As bummed as my inner fanboy might be, my wallet is breathing a sigh of relief.

  2. Robb Orr 06/10/2011 at 3:46 pm

    Where is the "dislike" button! Fine reporting, I just don't like the news. [frowny emoticon]

  3. Skott of Fables 06/10/2011 at 5:30 pm


    Not an X-Men fan at all but it's always disheartening to see a long running series get a fake final issue. Like Fantastic Four.

    I say 'fake' because this is an established title, it will be back. Probably with yet another #1 issue and will then revert to original numbering, again.

  4. Andy Kirby 06/16/2011 at 1:29 pm

    This makes sense with the relaunch of Uncanny under a whole new philosophy…the thing that would cheapen this is if the team got back together within the next 5 years.

  5. Jason Edwards 06/16/2011 at 4:07 pm

    Why won't anybody stop them???

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