Friday, August 5, 2016

X-men Supreme Issue 139: Outer Limits Part 3 is LIVE!


The biggest changes often have small beginnings. With the X-men, however, it’s hard for anything to be small. Things often escalate quickly and the X-men Supreme fanfiction series is no exception. It’s even harder when it happens within a story involving the Phoenix Force, the Shi’ar, the Starjammers, and Mastermind. Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force are once again ailing. Cyclops just found out that Corsair of the Starjammers is his father, who he thought was dead. That’s to say nothing about how excited Beast is to be studying alien technology and culture. These are all big changes. However, it’s the little ones that often add up.

A lot of those little changes helped bring the X-men to this point. X-men Supreme Issue 46: Paradise Mystery, an issue I’ve been mentioning a lot lately, stands out as one of those issues that began the cosmic conflict that has since consumed the X-men. It was small at the time, at least as small as anything involving a crashed alien ship on Genosha can be considered small. It effectively introduced the alien elements of X-men to this fanfiction series. Since then, other small changes and tweaks have shown up in arcs like Starcrossed and the Phoenix Saga. I took my time, developing these plots steadily. A big chunk of the payoff is set to unfold here in the Outer Limits arc. That payoff will have far-reaching implications for X-men Supreme.

I don’t think I need to emphasize the big challenges the X-men are facing. Lilandra Neramani and her Shi’ar rebellion are desperate. D’ken is desperate too, pushing his people to the breaking point and beyond. This has to be the end of this cosmic conflict. D’ken’s success means more than just the loss of a rebellion and the continued suffering of the Shi’ar. The X-men already have an idea as to the extent of D’ken’s tyranny. Jean Grey, with help from the Phoenix Force, transported them into the middle of this inter-stellar war with the Starjammers. Now, thanks to Lilandra’s influence, they have a chance to end this conflict.

Make no mistake though. Within the big challenges of the Outer Limits arc, there are some small beginnings that will have a major impact on the future of the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. I try to mirror the X-men comics in some sense, laying the seeds for future stories within current stories. It’s a big part of my effort to make X-men Supreme as awesome as I want it to be. At this particular point in Outer Limits, I have a chance to do something that will heavily influence future stories in this fanfiction series.

I’ll likely refer back to the Outer Limits arc, specifically this issue, as one of those major turning points where the X-men Supreme fanfiction series underwent an unseen upheaval. In this case, it involves Professor Charles Xavier. He’s still the heart of the X-men and their dream, but he undermined his credibility among his students when he hid a crippling addiction to pain pills. That addiction, a problem that affects real people despite their power and wealth, nearly destroyed him. It almost destroyed his X-men as well in X-men Supreme Issue 127: Terror Sell.
 
However, Charles Xavier fought through this issue to rejoin his beloved Lilandra Neramni, who he hadn’t seen since the Starcrossed arc. He’s now in a position to aid his X-men once more. In doing so, the X-men are sure to undergo some major changes. The X-men Supreme fanfiction series is sure to endure some upheavals moving forward. I’ll stop dropping ominous hints at this point and let this latest issue of the Outer Limits arc speak for itself.

X-men Supreme Issue 139: Outer Limits Part 3

There are all sorts of dynamics involved with the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. It’s not enough to just give the X-men a new challenge with every arc. Like the X-men comics, it’s important to develop certain plots gradually over time. It’s important to build the drama and tension. That’s a big part of what makes the stories within X-men and the comics as a whole so powerful. I want to keep making stories like that with X-men Supreme. In order to do that, it’s vital that I continue to get feedback. Either contact me directly or post it directly in the issue. I’m always happy to chat X-men, be it the comics or X-men Supreme. Until next time, take care and best wishes. Excelsior!

Jack

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