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whoman69
09-12-2012, 03:34 PM
50 years after forming X-Men, Professor X dead
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Fifty years after Charles Xavier banded his first class of mutants together as the X-Men, the telepath- turned-team builder has been killed by one of them.

The erstwhile teacher, who trained mutants in Marvel Entertainment's X-Men comics through the years, was felled in the latest issue of "Avengers vs. X-Men" by none other than Scott Summers.

The 11th issue of the limited-series was released Wednesday.

Summers, aka Cyclops, was one of the team's founding members and was a near constant member through its various incarnations.

In the current series, he's been taken over by the Phoenix force and is lashing out, violently.

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said it was not writer Brian Michael Bendis' initial intent to kill the character off, but "as the story progressed it became obvious that this had to be the last stand of Charles Xavier."

He says the mortal blow will have ramifications that will reach into new titles coming this fall, including "Uncanny Avengers" and "All New X-Men" later this fall.

http://news.yahoo.com/50-years-forming-x-men-professor-x-dead-171234670.html

Jamie
09-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Xavier has died more times than Jean Grey. It's been four or five years since the last one, so I guess it was time again. Indications are that this death will last for the foreseeable future at least; the previous one was undone almost immediately.

listopencil
09-13-2012, 11:20 AM
BREAKING NEWS

AP Staff Writer
05:32 DEC 24

North Pole- A fog has descended on Santa's Workshop limiting vision to 400 feet. Local air traffic control is calling the annual toy delivery a "likely no go" unless weather conditions change. Residents of the Workshop area speculate that this is perhaps the worst fog bank in recent memory. "We've been doing this a long time," says Production/Assembly Specialist Dimmy Popo, "and this is the worst I've ever seen. It would take a miracle." Calls to Sanata have gone unanswered. If the run is called off then this would mark the first time in recorded history that Christmas was cancelled.

Aries Walker
09-13-2012, 11:23 AM
Superheroes dying is not the earth-shattering news that it once was. They each take a turn these days.

durtyrute
09-13-2012, 04:08 PM
Wait, they still make comics? That's not a joke either, I really didn't know.

Valiant
09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Wait, they still make comics? That's not a joke either, I really didn't know.

Yep, gaining popularity again with all the movies coming out. I pretty much just buy graphic novels or tpb's.. I like to read the stories more then collect..