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And Here’s What’s to Become of the X-Men This Fall (Among Others!)

UPDATE: Here’s a gallery of all the covers for the new comics!

Marvel (with a little help from Bleeding Cool) has finally revealed their plans for the X-Men in their big relaunch this fall. There are still going to be a ton of X-Men comics, starring a variety of X-characters, with some new writing blood behind the wheel. I can’t necessarily say that any of these titles interest me right away, but I’ll probably give them all a chance.

The big news is that something has happened between mutants and the Inhumans that has them at odds, or at the very least, is shaping what this relaunch is going to be all about. We know that Marvel really wants the Inhumans to take over from the X-Men, but we’ll see how far they take that. Other important developments include the fact that the Young X-Men are still around, Cyclops has gone missing and Beast has taken sides with the Inhumans. Also, no sign of Multiple Man anywhere, in case you were as eager as me.

Extraordinary X-Men

Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos will launch a new X-title featuring old characters, and will tackle the Inhuman problem head on. Their team will include Storm, Iceman, Magik, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Young Jean Grey and Old Man Logan, who is coming to the Marvel Universe following Secret Wars.

You can read an interview with Lemire at ComicBookResources.

 Uncanny X-Men

Cullen Bunn and Greg Land will be creating a villainous X-Team to take over the main title. Their series will star Magneto, Sabretooth, Mystique, Fantomex and Psylocke.

Not a whole lot revealed yet.

All-New X-Men

Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley will get to take over the Young X-Men, in a series starring the remaining teen heroes (minus Jean Grey), along with X-23. Word has it they’re going to all pile into a van to cruise around searching for their destiny.

Not a whole lot revealed yet.

Speaking of X-23, she’s going to be taking over as Wolverine. And Old Man Logan is going to get a solo series. And Deadpool will still be around.

Honestly, a ton of Marvel titles are dropping now, probably not necessarily at the speed Marvel wants. But that’s what Bleeding Cool does. Check out this Reddit megathread to find links to all of the announcements. There will be new comics for Daredevil, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Carnage, Silk, the Uncanny Avengers, Angela and many more. In fact, there’s also going to be a new Karnak solo series written by Warren Ellis. My brother will be excited to hear that.

Basically, there’s a whole lot of fun coming out of Marvel in the fall. Though I can’t say that anything has really caught my eye. I like Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos, but I can’t say as how I like any of those X-Men due to their heavy anti-Cyclops feelings as of late. I think those evil Uncanny guys could be fun, but it’s drawn by Greg Land. None of those solo superhero are any of my favorites either. Lots of neat stuff, and I’ll probably check a bunch of them out, but nothing has really hit me like lightning so far.

But there’s still time! And more comics to be announced!

What do you henchies think of these new X-Men comics? Or any of these new titles? Let me know in the comments!

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on June 29, 2015, in Comics, Marvel, X-Men and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’ll be getting Extraordinary – it’s an interesting enough team, even if none of them are personal favourites (though Illyana’s up there, and I do like Teen Jean). UXM, obviously, is right out – Cullen Bunn is nowhere near talented enough to make up for Land’s bullshit. And I still hold a grudge against Hopeless for Avengers Arena, so I also won’t be buying ANXM, though it should be a great book.

    All in all, I’m disappointed with the X-stuff. Ultimates is the book I’m probably most excited for, along with New Avengers (though Sandoval’s art is horrible).

    • I’m not a fan of Rocafort myself, so I don’t know even I’ll spend much time with Ultimates. But you’re right about being generally disappointed with the X-stuff. It’s all…OK, I suppose, but there’s hardly anything new or exciting announced. Sounds like they’re just putting some solid, dependable creators on some seemingly random comics and hoping for the best.

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