We’re less than a month away from the long-awaited relaunch of Uncanny X-Men, which will hopefully lead to the long-awaited revival of Cyclops, and then after that, if all goes well, hopefully, the long-awaited let Chris Claremont freaking write an ongoing series. Today on Marvel.com, Marvel revealed a new preview at interior pages from Uncanny X-Men #1, featuring art by Mahmud Asrar.
In addition, Marvel provided what they claim are the “final words” of writers Matty Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson, presumably because if this relaunch doesn’t deliver on the big sales, all three will be ejected from the Earth’s atmosphere via Ike Perlmutter’s VA department space cannon. Yeah, you didn’t know Ike Perlmutter had a space cannon. There’s a lot of things you don’t know.
To me, UNCANNY X-MEN has always been the book that defined what Super Hero comics can be. It’s the book I learned to read with. It’s the book that helped me understand who I wanted to be. And it’s the book I have always come back to as a fan. These characters have served as icons, heroes, friends, and even family for me and generations of comic book fans. And now I get to bring all the X-Men together to save our world one last time and find out if anyone survives the experience.
I wish I could say writers don’t love putting characters we love through rough stuff… but I think that would be a bold-faced lie. There’s nothing I like more than making people laugh and fall in love and then really making them feel something and be moved—which sometimes means tragedy—and then making them laugh again. I think we’ve got a great emotional narrative at the heart of this event.”
This series is about the X-Men fighting their own legacy. Fighting against a world who fears them, yet a world that might be right. A world that has a reason to fear them. Has a reason to fear what they could become. This is the ultimate story of X-Men legacy come back to bite them in the ass.
All your ass-biting dreams will be fulfilled when Uncanny X-Men #1 hits stores on November 14th. (“All your ass-biting dreams will be fulfilled…” is your pull quote, Marvel. Put it on the back cover.)
Uncanny X-Men #1
(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Mahmud A. Asrar, Mark Bagley, Mirko Colak (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
Final Orders Due: Oct 22, 2018