I’m relieved to share this news: the Marvel Universe will not be rebooted as a result of the upcoming Avengers Vs. X-Men and return of the Phoenix epic. Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso responded to the questions in today’s Axel-In-Charge column on Comic Book Resources.
“There will be no reboot after “Avengers Vs. X-Men.” The Marvel Universe ain’t broken. “AvX” wraps up a decade’s worth of stories and tees up stories for the next decade — all set firmly in the Marvel Universe you know and love.
For the entire column here’s the CBR link.
This Geek’s Opinion: Change is good. I believe it’s a greater challenge to rethink what’s established rather than starting over. The Avengers Bendisassembled Era is proof that you can breathe new life and excitement into characters and a franchise without completely starting over. It was brilliant for Brubaker and Fraction to move the X-Men west for a new start. I think the aftermath of choices made by characters in AvX should will make for great stories and rebirth without rebooting.