The way forward for the X-Men has been revealed, together with the brand new roster of heroes that can make up the crew for Marvel’s coming relaunch. The quick model? It is your entire Summers household, previous and current. Oh, and Wolverine. Clearly.

The announcement comes direct from Marvel’s “Next Big Thing” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, through which author Jonathan Hickman and X-Males editor Jordan White revealed the SIX new ongoing books that can spin out of the approaching House of X and Powers of X relaunch. A relaunch mentioned to vary the best way followers consider the X-Males without end, if it lives as much as the hype (together with the most important scene in Marvel history). However as colourful as the numerous new groups could also be, it is the core X-MEN collection that appears probably the most intriguing–recruiting each member of the Summers household, previous and current.

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Whereas the members of each new X-Men comic team have been revealed one after the other, Hickman and his editors joked that the brand new flagship X-Males collection can be made up of virtually each mutant Marvel followers may consider. However the cowl artwork for X-Males #1 tells a distinct story. In it, artist Leinil Francis Yu depicts a group of heroes on the Moon, with Cyclops a.okay.a. Scott Summers on the heart, together with his spouse Jean Gray by his facet. The inclusion of Cable a.okay.a. Nathan Summers, their son will not be fully outlandish, and neither is the presence of their adopted granddaughter Hope Summers.

However if you add in Havok a.okay.a. Alex Summers, Scott’s brother, and Vulcan a.okay.a. Gabriel Summers, their different, extra highly effective brother… the general pattern is obvious. At which level the presence of their father, Chris Summers a.okay.a. Corsair of the area pirate Starjammers appears virtually apparent. Take a look at the primary concern cowl and solicitation particulars beneath:

X-Men Reboot Comic Cover
  • X-MEN #1
  • Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR THE X-MEN! The X-Males discover themselves in an entire new world of risk… and issues have by no means been higher! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and celebrity artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!

It’ll all the time be a thrill for followers to see that Wolverine has returned to the spotlight in any X-Males e-book, nevertheless it’s the Summers members of the family each dwelling and lifeless that will recommend probably the most concerning the story of the brand new collection. A narrative that, like every part else surrounding this variation within the X-Males Universe, is being saved a secret for now. However not like the opposite introduced books, which embody rosters of heroes (and villains) handpicked for particular missions, the principle X-Males story appears to contain the Summers household particularly. And barring some outlandish cosmic coincidence, that will indicate that the Summers household legacy IS the problem at hand. However contemplating how far they have been scattered throughout the Marvel Universe previously, it might take one thing particular to convey all of them again collectively. And it’ll assist to have the unkillable Wolverine amongst them once they do.

Followers have recognized for a while that Cyclops and Jean Gray would play necessary roles in no matter relaunch or change of establishment Hickman has in thoughts. As the 2 most undisputed leaders of the X-Males, their distinguished placement in numerous cowl artwork (in new costumes) has by no means raised an eyebrow. And with some cryptic teases of Charles Xavier’s death within the occasion, their management will solely grow to be extra helpful if Professor X really sacrifices himself for the way forward for mutantkind. However it might be an understatement to say that trouble-making, stubbornness, and unpredictability are a defining trait of the Summers household. Which suggests this cowl artwork would not simply present the primary arc’s almost certainly key gamers, however a powder keg that might have huge ramifications on the X-Males universe, have been it to go off.

Uncanny X-Men Cyclops and Havok

Comparatively talking, Nathan has confirmed himself to be a dependable accomplice to his father, even keen to kill the older version of Cable to guard the timeline. Alex Summers has all the time loved loads of followers, and since Havok’s death to spare Cyclops did not technically happen within the trendy time and universe, that is an simply defined twist. However Gabriel, their overpowered brother who has beforehand threatened complete annihilation, and an area pirate father who has solely just lately returned into Scott’s life? This e-book is assured to be a thriller each week till it hits newsstands.

The reality will solely be revealed as soon as followers get their palms on each Home of X #1 and Powers of X #1. And even then, it is unclear at which level within the 12-week run that these new collection, groups, and villainous alliances will begin to make sense. Certainly, all we now should go on is the repeated phrase that Hickman’s authentic pitch was an prompt hit, and the character of the 2 comics as defined within the official plot synopses beneath:

For the reason that launch of Uncanny X-Males #1, there have been 4 seminal moments within the historical past of the X-Males. Large-Sized X-Males. X-Males. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Males. 4 iconic collection that launched a brand new period for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Males. In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his grasp plan for mutantkind…one that can convey mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the sunshine as soon as extra.

Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the key previous, current and way forward for mutantkind, altering the best way you have a look at each X-Males story earlier than and after. You do not need to overlook the subsequent seminal second within the historical past of the X-Males!

Followers seeking to get in on this new age of Marvel mutants can begin by choosing up Home of X #1 on July 24th out of your native comedian e-book retailer or direct from Marvel Comics, with Powers of X #1 arriving one week later, July 31st.

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