Marvel Comics has released a new piece of teaser artwork for the upcoming X-Men miniseries, Powers of X by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist R.B. Silva. The art by Leinil Francis Yu shows three X-Men who appear to be Magneto, Nightcrawler and Magik with the phrase, "Fear the Future."
However, previous art for Powers of X and its sister series, House of X, have shown familiar X-Men mashed together, with the Soulsword-wielding X-Man as the latest example. We have noted in the past that the woman has Magik's Soulsword, Colossus' metal skin and Dani Moonstar's pigtails. Also, Nightcrawler has burgundy skin and red eyes, similar to Gambit.
As for Magneto, the teaser shared by the official Marvel Twitter account is our first time seeing him in an all-green outfit. Mark Brooks' first piece of promo artwork showed Magneto in his familiar red-and-purple costume. Then an R.B. Silva cover to Powers of X #2 had Magneto don his white costume worn in his solo miniseries and Brian Michael Bendis' run on All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men. It's possible Magneto is a hybrid character as well, since his daughter Polaris typically wears the color green.
Hickman has shared very few details regarding House of X and Powers of X, but we do know both series deal with the X-Men's history and mutants' history in the Marvel Universe. "One, House of X, is a story about a pivotal month in the history of the X-Men where everything changes for mutants on Earth. And the other, Powers of X, is a story about the history of mutants in the Marvel Universe," Hickman said in a previous interview. "It works as a series of reveals and revelations where each issue of HOX that follows POX -- and vice versa -- makes you reinterpret the issue you had previously read."
House of X #1 and Powers of X #1 go on sale in July from Marvel Comics.