TOM TAYLOR Says 'Goodbye' to X-MEN: RED, LAURA & GABBY After This Week's Finale

X-Men: Red #11 panel
Credit: Rogê Antônio/Rain Beredo/Cory Petit (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Jenny Frison (Marvel Comics)

X-Men: Red writer Tom Taylor has spoken out about the series as its final issue hit stands this week. In what's becoming a tradition given his similiar statements with All-New Wolverine and DC's Injustice, Taylor speaks to the fans and his fellow creators about his run on the book.

"Goodbye to X-Men: Red. Our final issue of X-Men: Red is in stores today. Rogê Antônio, Rain Beredo, and Cory Petit did such a great job on our finale. I hope Jean's vision worked for you," Taylor wrote on Facebook. "I'm truly sorry to see X-Men: Red come to an end. I could have happily written Jean and her team for years, but it wasn't to be, and I've had a great 3+ years in the X-office."

Taylor thanks by name previous artists Mahmud Asrar and Carmen Carnero, as well as editors Mark Paniccia, Christina Lorraine, and Jordan D. White.

"It's especially hard to have to say goodbye to Laura and Gabby," said Taylor, who has had a long run writing the duo through various books. "I'm not sure if Gabby has a future at Marvel, but I truly hope so - and not just because I co-created her with David López. I know she's meant a lot to a lot of people."

The various X-Men group titles have been pared down in the wake of Uncanny X-Men, with Red and the other color-coded books all ending.

"Thank you so much to everyone who picked up our books and went on this journey with us," Taylor ends. "And please join us as we go from 'Snikt' and 'Bamf' to 'Thwip' - with Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man in January."

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