How Today's All-New X-Men Utterly Contradicts Bendis's Battle Of The Atom

Remember X-Men: Battle Of The Atom? Of course you do. There was a first issue that focused on the All-New X-Men, colloquially known as the O5, standing for the Original Five X-Men. And what happened when the young Scott Summers was attacked. And then healed.

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Before the healing, the older Scott Summers disappeared.22

Establishing that the O5 were part of the same timeline as the current X-Men.

image-45However, today's All-New X-Men and the X-Men Blue #1 preview explicitly contradicts that. 

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These are not the O5. they are the Faux 5.

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And they always were.

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Explanations anyone?image-44

I bet they're going to go with the Secret Wars collapse of continuities and remaking in its wake.

Although that won't explain how the Hydra time loop survived it…

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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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