Hero Matthew Rosenberg Saved X-Men Fans From Another #1 Issue Relaunch

Don't be fooled by the EXCLUSIVE contract he's got, he's still, he's still Matty from the Block! Yes, we're playing superstar writer Matthew Rosenberg's theme song because the former indy darling has proven once again that despite the fame, power, and riches of working for the Marvel Comics corporation, he still remembers what it's like for regular folk.

Rosenberg took to Twitter to remind everyone of the final order cutoff of Astonishing X-Men #13, the first issue of Rosenberg and Greg Land's run on the title.

But Rosenberg soon revealed that, by all rights, Marvel should have rebooted the title with a new number one issue, a move which usually boosts sales but drives collectors crazy and, perhaps contrary to common wisdom, makes it more difficult for new readers to figure out how to make sense of continuity (grab a non comic reading friend or relative, show them the Amazon listings for some X-Men trade paperbacks, and ask them to figure out what order they should go in). However, Rosenberg, staying true to his punk rock roots, listened to the fans, and even more astonishingly, got the reboot-happy folks at Marvel editorial and marketing (they really run the show) to listen too!

He gets it. Matthew Rosenberg is just like us! Of course, Rosenberg's advocacy doesn't come without a price…

Or even without threats for noncompliance:

Could we do any less?! Astonishing X-Men #13 hits stores in July. Preorder now, true believers!

Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld
The Reavers are back, and they have a new weapon that only Havok knows about. It's going to take a ragtag group of X-Men to save a world that hates and fears them! But after his villainous turn, can any of the X-Men really trust him? Can he blame them? Havok! Beast! Dazzler! Warpath! Colossus! It's an all-new, all-different kind of X-Men story from the minds of Matthew Rosenberg (PUNISHER) and Greg Land (INCREDIBLE HULK)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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