More Evidence That Marvel Really Hates The X-Men

Marvel clearly doesn't hate the X-Men. It's a straw man argument made by Marvel to counter those who see the X-Men books less promoted, less licensed, less appearing as the face of Marvel Comics. Removed from T-shirts, posters, licensing, gaming, toys and much more.

This isn't a symptom of any Marvel hate, but the result of a decision, confirmed to me by senior Marvel staffers, that Marvel chooses to promote the characters that Marvel Studios controls, over and above other characters, even if a number of Marvel employees disagree with that position.

So, no, Marvel doesn't hate the X-Men. Marvel loves the X-Men. It's just that so do Fox Studios.

Still, if you did want some evidence that Marvel hates the X-Men… from this week's Hercules….

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The Inhumans? Not the X-Men? When has anyone ever alerted the Inhumans to deal with a problem involving potentially invading gods? Hell, Hercules was even on a team with two X-Men and he definitely remembers…


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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