The X-Males flip 60 this yr, and Marvel is celebrating in model by killing a bunch of them in a horrifying terrorist assault, kickstarting the downfall of an age of Mutant progress, and now by returning to an thought they first did a decade in the past. Sounds about proper for the heroes perpetually preventing for a world that hates and fears them.
Today Marvel confirmed that author Christos Gage and artist Greg Land will crew up on The Authentic X-Males, a brand new one-shot comedian that may see Charles Xavier’s authentic ‘60s crew—Iceman, Cyclops, Angel, Beast (pre-fur, pre-warcrimes), and Jean Gray/Marvel Woman—plucked from time by the Phoenix Drive itself for a multiversal journey. Restoring the reminiscences they misplaced once they have been returned from the current to their very own time after adventuring alongside their future selves and the remainder of the Marvel universe within the pages of Brian Michael Bendis’ All New X-Men in 2012, the one-shot will arrange a brand new ongoing X-Males title set to debut in 2024—which is able to see one of many 5 X-Males “trapped” within the trendy Marvel world as soon as once more whereas their allies are despatched again to their house timeline.
“It’s as much as them to discover a solution to both persuade their older selves that they’re making a horrible mistake, or in some way defeat these much more highly effective variations of them,” Gage said in an interview with AiPT Comics. “Principally, it’s about your youthful, idealistic self coming into battle together with your older, jaded self who’s made compromises and given up desires with the intention to survive and do what they suppose is greatest, even when meaning making exhausting selections alongside the best way.”
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see simply who’s arrange for sticking round—Jean could possibly be attention-grabbing, provided that her modern self is at the moment… let’s say about as mortally indisposed as Jean Grey can be, after the occasions of the third Hellfire Gala. The younger Hank McCoy might likewise be a fantastic candidate, contemplating his grownup self is busy speedrunning his descent down darker and extra villainous paths much more than typical as of late. However whoever it’s, how Marvel will intermingle the present Reign of X with one other crack at this concept of the unique 5 being thrust into the current stays to be seen—it’d higher be price treading acquainted floor.
The Authentic X-Males one-shot will launch this December.
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