Still Hated, Feared, and Here After Secret Wars:
Marvel Launches Extraordinary X-Men #1
This almost feels like a line-up meant to prove to fans that Marvel still loves the X-Men and of COURSE they'll support the Fox movies. I doubt there's any of that; the X-Men simply are some of Marvel's most loved characters, and you have to keep them going.
But of course, which X-Men are they, besides some of the most popular in forms that are a bit different?
Storm, Nightcrawler, Iceman, and Colossus could very well be the versions people are most familiar with, though aged a bit. (All will likely be featured in X-Men: Apocalypse from Fox.) Magik seems a bit older, too, and possibly plucked out of either Inferno or the pages of A-Force. Jean Grey looks like the younger version from the past, and... well, the clever move from Marvel is Old Man Logan.
They made a huge event out of killing Wolverine, then put the spotlight on an alternate timeline version of the character. Truly, Secret Wars has allowed them to shake things up in a way that no other company crossover could.
Plus, if Logan is an old man, Hugh Jackman doesn't have to give up the role...
The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Prepare for a new team of X-Men for a new set of threats this fall as the Marvelous Mutants return in EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1! Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye, Sweet Tooth) joins chart-topping artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) for the flagship X-Men title of the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe!
Eight months have passed. The X-Men are in dire straits. A cataclysmic event that has altered the destinies of both Mutant and Inhuman. Many of the X-Men have gone missing – including their wayward leader Scott Summers. It will take the remaining X-Men to forge mutantkind into something stronger. Something…extraordinary! Now – Storm, Colossus, Magik, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Jean Grey and Old Man Logan will lead mutantkind headfirst into tomorrow.
“The chance to write the flagship X-Men book is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Lemire in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com. “It’s both exhilarating and somewhat intimidating. The X-Men have a staggering legacy and an extremely devoted fan base, so this is not an assignment I am taking lightly. I’ve poured everything I have into making this book something special. I don’t want to write just another X-Men run. I want the work Humberto and I do to stand up with the truly great X-Men runs. ”
Welcome to the new Marvel Universe, X-Men – hope you survive the experience! It all starts this fall as Lemire and Ramos bring you EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1!
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Coming Fall 2015!
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