AXEL ALONSO Clarifies Post-SECRET WARS 'New World' For X-MEN Talk

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Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

What will the X-Men be like in comics after Secret Wars? Depends on when you ask.

Last Friday in an interview with CBR, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso said that the company is building "an entire new world" for the X-Men after Secret Wars that would be a "shared universe within the X-books." 

With Marvel's promotion of Secret Wars and talk of various seperate worlds and universes, Alonso's comments was taken by some reader as a literal "new world" and "shared universe" unique to the X-Men titles, speaking to a seperation of the characters and titles from the main universe to a seperate one ala "Heroes Reborn."

On Saturday, Alonso took to Twitter to respond to the speculation regarding his words:

And now one week later, Alonso returned to CBR who asked him to further clarify his comments.

"No, we're not segregating the X-Men into their own universe. The X-Men are an integral part of the Marvel Universe," says Alonso, referring to the comics universe. "They play a big role in Secret Wars, and those mutants that survive the event will be crucial building blocks for the Marvel Universe moving forward."

Alonso went to say that he wasn't attempting to "tease anything or "create ambiguity" with his statement.

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