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What became of the Fantastic Four and Marvel’s other non-mutant mainstays in a world without X-Men?

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The Fantastic Four may be the celebrated first family of the Marvel Universe as we know it, but in the unfamiliar Age of X, drastic change has hit far beyond simply those who would be the X-Men.

“The intensifying anti-mutant hate campaigns fed on themselves in a process that was manifestly out of control,” elaborates Age of X writer Mike Carey on this timeline’s history. “Calmer voices called for a truce and a nationwide debate on human rights. But in the charged atmosphere of those times, even to express doubts about the mutant culls was to become a focus for suspicion and surveillance. Reed Richards' outspoken opposition to the Exonim program put him on the watch lists of a great many agencies: they were waiting for any infringement of the mutant sequestration laws, and when the opportunity opened up, they moved quickly.”

While Richards and his family fell to the charged racial atmosphere of this twisted reality, other champions of justice confronted crossroads of their own.

“All non-mutant heroes now faced a bitter decision: whether to stay within a framework of laws that was appallingly unjust and inhumane, or to follow their own consciences and become, by that very act, rebels and insurgents against their own government,” says Carey. “For the Avengers, who enjoyed the official patronage of that government, the tensions were particularly painful...”

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drunknesmonsta
drunknesmonsta

The Invisible Woman is a member of the Avengers in this universe. She turned in Reed for harboring a mutant (Wolfsbane) after she accidentally harmed Franklin. So as far as I can tell, she turned her family in and the government put her in the mutant hunting group The Avengers. A sidebar, it was stated that after Scarlet Witch cast her spell that mutants in alternate realities lost their ... View More The Invisible Woman is a member of the Avengers in this universe. She turned in Reed for harboring a mutant (Wolfsbane) after she accidentally harmed Franklin. So as far as I can tell, she turned her family in and the government put her in the mutant hunting group The Avengers. A sidebar, it was stated that after Scarlet Witch cast her spell that mutants in alternate realities lost their powers as well. Does that not stand true in the universe? They had an event call The Decimation, but it was the humans releasing Exonim Sentinels to kill hunt and kill all known mutants. View Less

drunknesmonsta
drunknesmonsta

The Invisible Woman is a member of the Avengers in this universe. She turned in Reed for harboring a mutant (Wolfsbane) after she accidentally harmed Franklin. So as far as I can tell, she turned her family in and the government put her in the mutant hunting group The Avengers. A sidebar, it was stated that after Scarlet Witch cast her spell that mutants in alternate realities lost their powers as well. Does that not stand true in the universe? They had an event call The Decimation, but it was the humans releasing Exonim Sentinels to kill hunt and kill all known mutants.

Pozafili
Pozafili

You mean the not very visable "invisable" woman. probably invisable, plus alternate timeline, she may never have been part of their fantastic 4

ThorneDragon
ThorneDragon

Or Should I say the Absence of One Individual?

ThorneDragon
ThorneDragon

Anyone happen to Notice the MAJOR SPOILER in this IMAGE?At least where the FF are concerned.

brattjaxx
brattjaxx

couple of things.....Hope Age of X surpasses the Chaos War and change the format of your website to make browsing upcoming titles more like it used to be that would be swell.

rizla
rizla

marvel u really need to sort this site out...the format was alot better before,marvel being going for 70 yrs im sure most of ur fans are above 25 years of age.please make it more magical,dark and appealing.....wheres all the vids gone of the retro marvel series like silver surfer,spiderman and x men....oh n can somebody tell me why they arent reviewing a nother serie of wolverine and the xmen.....that serious was wicked and on par with the new avengers series which is awsome

Meganubis
Meganubis

for the love of god marvel, not only is your site glitchy but these spam bots manage post rubbish :( .... oh and CANT WAIT FOR AGE OF X!!