Marvel Comics has released preview art and press releases for two upcoming releases, "Civil War: X-Men #1, and "Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters" #1. Both are scheduled to be in stores on July 19th, the first day of the Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Civil War has reached Professor Xavier's Institute for Gifted Youngsters and the 198 have decided to take up arms against the Sentinels keeping watch over the remaining mutants in Civil War: X-Men #1.
Civil War: X-Men also sees the reunion of the surviving original X-Men as Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, and Beast try to quell the 198 insurrection.
X-Force fans rejoice as Domino, Caliban, and Shatterstar return to set the 198 revolt into motion. It's up to the X-Men to keep the peace but what happens when Bishop chooses to side with the O*N*E* instead of his teammates? Will Bishop resort to violence against his friends in order to do what he thinks is in the best interest of the 198?
The X-Men have been spread thin following the Decimation of most of the world's mutants and the tension has finally reached its breaking point in the pages of Civil War: X-Men #1. Witness Civil War from the X-corner of the Marvel Universe as the original X-Men go head-to head with Bishop (and some surprise cohorts) while the 198 and X-Force are caught in the middle
"The Galactic Bounty Hunters characters were created by Jack Kirby while he was working on Captain Victory in the early 1980s," reveals Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. "Rather than use the characters in Victory, though, he pulled them aside, intending to revisit them later. And from Jack's notes and concepts, Lisa along with Steve Robertson, Mike Thibodeaux and Richard French fleshed out the characters and their story for this project."
Jack's daughter Lisa is taking her father's creation and running with it as she co-writes the series with Steve Robertson with art by Mike Thibodeaux. Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #1 is a double-sized 56-page issue kicking off the six issue mini-series featuring a new universe of adventure, mystery, and danger.
The King's creation introduces the Berkleys, a typical suburban California family; typical until young Garrett Berkley discovers that his father's science fiction writings are actually an autobiography. The revelation kicks off a series of events that forces Jack Berkley to put down his pen, reassemble his team, and become a Galactic Bounty Hunter once again.
Pick up a piece of history and pay tribute to one of the men who built the comic industry with Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #1 as a new generation of creators, including Jack's daughter Lisa, expand upon the foundation that the King has left behind.
JACK KIRBY'S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 (MAY062015)