As Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative rolls into the summer, the publisher is teasing a classified X-Men comic for July. There is no creative team and title attached to the project, but it does have the ominous title of X Classified #1, variant covers by J. Scott Campbell and Skottie Young, and a release date of July 25.
For Marvel to keep any and all information regarding this X-Men comic a secret must mean it will have a tremendous impact on the X-franchise. It's also not clear if X Classified will be a new ongoing series, miniseries or event, and if this encompasses the entire X-Men line of comics or individual titles.
However, earlier this month Marvel released cover art for Extermination, a new comic debuting in August 2018 from the creative team of writer Ed Brisson and artist Pepe Larraz, with covers by Mark Brooks. While the teaser doesn’t include any story details, Brooks’ artwork shows the classic X-Men team apparently re-merging with their time-displaced X-Men Blue counterparts.
Another possibility is this comic could spin out of The Hunt for Wolverine. An infographic for the event ended with a mysterious classified image, which could be alluding to a new ongoing series for the resurrected Wolverine.
X CLASSIFIED #1
- CLASSIFIED (W) • CLASSIFIED (A)
- Cover by CLASSIFIED
- VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
- VIRGIN VARIANT A COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
- VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
- VIRGIN VARIANT B COVER BY J SCOTT CAMPBELL
- VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
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- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99