Marvel Comics' ResurrXion-branded relaunch of its X-Men line has been met with enthusiasm, with fans and critics alike praising the revamped mutant corner of the Marvel Universe.
In an effort to get even more eyes on its newly launched mutant titles, Marvel is making over half a dozen of them available as free digital downloads -- for a limited time, that is. From June 22-23, readers can download Iceman #1 for free using the code ICEMAN at www.marvel.com/redeem, and as a result, you'll receive the other six RessurXion #1s as well. The first issues of Cable, X-Men Gold, X-Men blue, Jean Grey, Weapon X and Generation X are all part of the deal.
With ResurrXion, the X-Men returned to their brightly-colored roots, with many of them sporting classic-style costumes and the return of iconic corner-box art to the cover of each issue. Marvel made it clear that this line owes a lot to the X-Mania of the ’90s, a point highlighted by a trailer using the ’90s cartoon theme song. The line-wide revamp arrived hot on the heels of Death of X and IvX, two back-to-back events that tied up the mutants’ longstanding feud with the Inhumans, leaving them poised to once again take center stage in the Marvel Universe.