If you’re a ’90s kid, there’s a good chance the “X-Men” animated series that ran from 1992 to 1997 on Fox Kids has a special place in your heart (and that you’ve never quite gotten Gambit’s accent out of your head). It’s also likely that you were very intrigued by the “X-Men ’92” teaser that Marvel released back in November.
Four months later, all has now been revealed via Polygon: “X-Men ’92” is a digital-first “Secret Wars” series from the team of Chris Sims and Chad Bowers, co-writers of “Down Set Fight” for Oni Press, and “Deadpool” artist Scott Koblish — and indeed, it’s based on the beloved ’90s cartoon.
“I was 10 years old in 1992,” Sims, a longtime writer at ComicsAlliance, told Polygon. “That was the perfect time to get into the X-Men. There was just so much going on, and all those complicated stories and over-the-top characters were just so enticing, and not just because they were time-travelers with huge guns and scrappy little dudes with knives on their hands. It was this whole weird, complex world that I wanted to see more of, and now we’re getting the chance to go in and make it even weirder.”
“X-Men ’92” is slated to debut in Marvel’s digital-exclusive Infinite Comics format in May — Polygon says it’ll be the first series to spin out of “Secret Wars” — with a print version available starting in June.