Friday, November 18, 2016

X-men Supreme Issue #144: Proactive Regression Part 2 is LIVE!


There’s plenty to hate and fear in the real world right now. I understand that. With the X-men Supreme fanfiction series, I try to maintain some level of perspective. The main appeal of the X-men as a concept is their ongoing struggle to live and prosper alongside humans. They stand on the front lines of this struggle. Sometimes that struggle is on the brink of becoming a full-blown war. It’s come way too close at times throughout X-men Supreme, especially during ordeals like the Overlord arc and the more recent Natural Disorder arc. The X-men always have a challenge before them, but their greatest strength is rising to that challenge.

X-men Supreme is nearing the end of another volume. Usually when I do that, I make sure this fanfiction series undergoes a significant change or upheaval. Sometimes that change is positive. We saw X-men Volume 3: Ashes of Hope end with the election of Robert Kelly, who managed to temper his anti-mutant stance. Sometimes that change is much less uplifting. The end of X-men Supreme Volume 5: Dark Truths saw the devastation wrought by the Legacy Virus, which included the death of the X-men’s fellow member, Thunderbird. With the end of X-men Supreme Volume 6: Liberation Decimation, I will usher in another upheaval. I can’t say whether it will be dire or uplifting, but it will shake the foundations of this fanfiction series.

The beginnings of those rumblings are already underway in the Proactive Regression arc. This arc brings the Mutant Liberation Front back into the struggle. They suffered a devastating loss after the Natural Disorder arc when the X-men defeated Toad. Stryfe, who has been pursuing his own agenda since the Inauguration Day arc, intends to succeed where he failed. He’s already assembled what’s left of the team. He even made some powerful allies with White Cell, the mysterious organization that Thunderbird once worked for. Together, they’re preparing to strike at a time when the world is on the brink once more.

The X-men are once again on the front lines. They inadvertently set this chaos into motion when they left the planet for six weeks during the Outer Limits arc. That left a lot of anger, confusion, and destruction in their wake. It may have been inadvertent, but it has led the likes of Havok, the Scarlet Witch, General Grimshaw, and President Kelly to prepare for the worst. Everybody is on edge. Everybody is preparing for war. Stryfe and the Mutant Liberation Front are prepared to deliver just that.

As the Proactive Regression arc heats up, the seeds for the next upheaval will be planted. The X-men saved the universe from D’ken. Charles Xavier regained his health and his ability to walk. Even former members like Angel are getting involved again. However, this new strength is about to be tested in a major way. The challenge before them will affect the X-men in a profound way. It’ll also affect allies like General Grimshaw, the Scarlet Witch, and many others. What will this mean for the future of X-men Supreme? The impact will start taking shape with this issue.

X-men Supreme Issue 144: Proactive Regression Part 2

There are many big changes brewing for the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. Some of these changes may worry, upset, or divide some readers. I understand that. I also understand that the recent X-men comics have done that to a much greater degree. I don’t intend to make X-men Supreme quite that divisive, but I do intend to get people talking with the conclusion of X-men Supreme Volume 6: Liberation Decimation. Even if you are upset or angered by the events that come, I still want to hear from you. I still want to get as much feedback as possible from X-men fans of all types. So please take the time to send your comments to me directly by contacting me or post your feedback directly in the issue. Either way is fine. Until next time, take care and best wishes. Xcelsior!

Jack

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