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12/20 – Declarative Rabbit Says…

It is cute seeing Marvel trying to create a new branding with the word “Young.”

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Gawd, I feel so very “old.”

It makes a refreshing change from everything being “New.”

I guess the WB already used “fresh” up.

“Fresh from the Frog” was maybe the worst slogan ever.

Using adjectives as a marketing tool to target a specific audience. What will they think of next.

Seriously, I’m just grateful that everything didn’t go “extreme”. I couldn’t help but laugh at the marketing execs when I saw a commercial for breakfast cereal, claiming it to be “an extreme part of this balanced breakfast”.

i’m dying to see a book featurig young versions of the avengers… a-hem

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This is not spam, nor is it an ad. Just a funny blog. Enjoy.

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…Ok, so I forgot how to encode properly…and I can’t edit my post to make me look less retarded. Whatever.

Hey, if I’m getting New X-Men back, I’m happy. They can adjectify it however they like.

Maybe this means that, like Rockslide once suggested, the New X-Men went to beat up the Young Avengers. And then they stole the YA’s adjective just for the heck of it.

Avengers63, don’t forget that there used to be an “X-Treme X-Men”…

FunkyGreenJerusalem

December 20, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Remember when they used different words before different titles?
Those were the days.
And the books sold a lot more too.

Dear Marvel,

I will gladly write “Young NFL SuperPro” and “Young Young Avengers” for you.

Love,
Bill

Dear Marvel,

Can I write Young Old Avengers, then?

Bill

Dear Marvel,

May I write Teen X-Babies, por favor?

Sincerely,
Ian

“Remember when they used different words before different titles?
Those were the days.
And the books sold a lot more too. ”

You hit the nail on the head. THAT was the reason they sold more.

I can see the sense behind this, New X-men had a lot more in commong with Young Avengers than it does the New Avengers. I can’t imagine its really done them any harm, or caused any confusion what so ever, but I can at least see the logic.

Personally, I was hoping the New X-Men were going to graduate into real X-men… oh well.

“You hit the nail on the head. THAT was the reason they sold more.”
I actually laughed out loud at that, nicely done.

Did they ever publish that “Young Ancient One” book Jemas was threatening to put out?

The Indestructible Man

December 20, 2007 at 10:40 pm

How about “Young X-Babies”, starring Mojo’s favorite team of fetuses?

Did they ever publish that “Young Ancient One” book Jemas was threatening to put out?

In a sense. What would’ve been the first issue was published in “Epic Anthology.”

Dear Marvel Forum,

I never thought this could ever happen to me, but I must respectfully decline your offer to write Fresh Young Heroine’s for Hire.

It seems I kind of hit a small bump in the road while conducting “research” for this job.

I hope this small “snag” won’t deter you from offering me future writing gigs… you know… after the fallout of this latest Nightline sting operation has died down.

Sincerely,
J.B.

Young does make much more sense than New, but I got used to New. Poor New X-Men has had how many name changes now ? I’m getting tired of all this “re-naming, re-numbering, and rebooting” for no reason.

guess I should be happy they don’t rename Avengers: The Initiative to Young Allies

Niels van Eekelen said:
Avengers63, don’t forget that there used to be an “X-Treme X-Men”

Further justification for my dropping all X-titles in 1995 and never looking back. I was sure there would be one somewhere. Why am I not surprised it was on the X-Men. Could it be shameless pandering to 18-22 year old fanboys with disposable income?

FunkyGreenJerusalem

December 23, 2007 at 4:35 pm

You hit the nail on the head. THAT was the reason they sold more.

Just saying, I bet Mrvel hasn’t done any market research to see if this type of branding actually moves more books.

Could it be shameless pandering to 18-22 year old fanboys with disposable income?

That was the sick irony of ‘X-treme X-men’, it pandered to the 40yr old crowd.
The book was Claremont wrapping up old plots, and then for some reason, doing a sequel to God Loves, Man Kills.
(The editor who pushed him to do that, to tie in with the movie, shouldn’t be allowed near a creative job ever again).

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