Marvel Legacy hasn’t even started, and we’ve already got word on its first Crossover. Writers Marc Guggenheim and Cullen Bunn will team up with artists Jorge Molina and the prolific TBA for the crossover. It’s unknown if TBA will remain on the book past the crossover, which is only scheduled now to run between the X-Men Blue and X-Men Gold books. Fear not, though; there’s still time to announce an Alpha and Omega issue for $5.99 each. We would be remiss in not mentioning that Bleeding Cool first told you about this back in April.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Bunn explains the premise(s) behind the story:
Let’s tackle this one from a story perspective AND a meta perspective (hey–you brought it up). From a story perspective, Mojo is experiencing crashing ratings in his home dimension. The reason for this ratings nose-dive will have to remain a secret for now, because it’s fun and I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
From a meta perspective, we knew we wanted to do a Mojo story, but some of us worried that readers don’t find Mojo to be much of a threat because his stories always take place in the alternate dimension of Mojoworld. Well, we decided to blow that misconception out of the water straight away by bringing Mojo to our world. We want Mojo to be sort of quirky and weird, but also scary and threatening. And we’re bringing him right to your doorstep.
The basic concept is that Mojo invades New York and pulls villains and storylines from the X-Men’s past, allowing for a lot of possibilities to tug at those nostalgia strings by revisiting the X-Men’s “greatest hits.” Some specific stories teased include Days of Future Past and Asgardian Wars, along with characters like Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix. Bunn also teases Kitty finding out that Jean’s team of original X-Men is working with Magneto during Mojo Worldwide.
Check out the solicits and Art Adams cover below. Mojo Worldwide launches this Fall.
X-MEN: BLUE #13
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by JORGE MOLINA
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
MOJO WORLDWIDE Parts 1 and 3
Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly television shows with reality, has made Earth his focus and it’s going to take the combined might of two X-MEN teams to fight back! But when threats from their past are thrown at them, how will these teams react? With SENTINELS and BROOD and BAD MEMORIES attacking at every opportunity, will KITTY and JEAN and their teams be able to save Manhattan? Or is this the trick that finally boosts MOJO’s ratings?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
X-MEN: GOLD #13
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by TBA
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
MOJO WORLDWIDE Parts 2 and 4
The X-MEN may have bitten off more than they can chew as the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of MANHATTAN! JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her group of Merry Mutants…but can MOJO be defeated when he’s got the X-Men’s greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue?