X-Men ReLoad

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X-Men ReLoad was the name given by Marvel Comics to their May 2004 revamp of the X-Men titles. The revamp was prompted by Grant Morrison's departure from New X-Men.

As a result of the revamp, Chris Claremont moved from writing X-Treme X-Men to writing Uncanny X-Men, with Alan Davis doing the art. Chuck Austen moved from writing Uncanny X-Men to New X-Men, which returned to its old name of simply X-Men, with Salvador Larroca, who had been working with him on Uncanny X-Men doing the art. Finally, Joss Whedon entered as the writer of the new title Astonishing X-Men, with John Cassaday as artist. X-Treme X-Men was cancelled. Also, the X-Men returned to more traditional (if not slightly revised) costumes, as opposed to the black leather uniforms from the movies.[1][2]

In addition to this reshuffle of the main titles, many of the secondary X-Men books got new writers as well.


  1. ^ "Marvel Comics Solicitations for product shipping May, 2004 - Comic Book Resources". Comic Book Resources. February 25, 2004. 
  2. ^ Sime, James (June 21, 2004). "The Comic Pimp". Comic Book Resources.