Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez Bring Back Exiles, “A Diverse Team of Alternate Universe Marvel Heroes”

Posted by January 3, 2018 Comment

Created by writer Judd Winick and artist Mike McKone in 2001, Exiles was a dimension-hopping superhero comic from Marvel Comics that featured a revolving team roster with new characters introduced and others replaced when they were killed or returned to their home reality. The series is notable for the number of characters who stayed dead, in contrast to the frequent resurrections that occur in the main Marvel and DC continuities. It has featured familiar characters or settings from previous Marvel storylines, such as the Age of Apocalypse and House of M.

The first volume of Exiles ran for 100 issues, ending after a crossover with the members of New Excalibur in X-Men: Die by the Sword and the one-shot Exiles: Days of Then and Now. In March 2008, New Exiles began with Chris Claremont and artist Tom Grummett. Writer Jeff Parker and artist Salvador Espin then relaunched the series with a new #1 in April 2009, but the book was canceled after only six issues.

Nine years later, its time has come again. And it will return with fan favourite character Blink, created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira. 

The series launches with writer Saladin Ahmed of Marvel’s Black Bolt and the art team of Javier Rodriguez (Spider-Woman), Alvaro Lopez, Jordie Bellaire and Joe Caramagna.

The man once known as Nick Fury is now simply the Unseen, who can only observe Earth from the moon. When a mysterious threat casts its shadow on the multiverse, his job is to recruit champions who can save it. Blink’s goal was once to save the world with the original EXILES, and now, she’ll need the help of Khan, Iron Lad, Wolvie and a mysterious to-be-revealed team member to help her fight an even more sinister evil.

“EXILES is a two-fisted, big-hearted wild ride of a book about a diverse team of alternate universe Marvel heroes banding together to stop a dire threat to the multiverse. Sort of WHAT IF? meets classic X-Men,” teases Ahmed. “Grizzled old Kamala Khan! Disgustingly cute cartoon Wolverine! It’s a dream of a book to be working on for a Marvel fanboy such as myself, full of deep-cut guest stars and mind-blowing easter eggs. But it’s also new-reader friendly — a self-contained story of a group of misfits coming together, learning to trust each other, and, if they’re lucky, saving the !@$# universe.”

Coming in April.

EXILES #1

Written by SALADIN AHMED

Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

Variant Cover MIKE MCKONE

On-Sale 4/11/18

(Last Updated January 3, 2018 1:08 pm )

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