The X-Men and Inhumans rivalry concludes with this week’s “Inhumans vs. X-Men” #6, and a host of new series will begin in its wake. The X-Men side of ResurrXion sees the launches of “X-Men Gold,” “X-Men Blue,” “Iceman,” “Jean Grey,” “Weapon X,” and “Cable,” along with continuing series “All-New Wolverine” and “Old Man Logan.”
Marvel Comics has remained quiet regarding the addition of any more comics to the X-Men line, but today the publisher released a new image for a series set to debut in June 2017.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 6, 2017
Promising “The comic series fans have been demanding!” X-Men members Old Man Logan and Archangel can be seen, along with a center portion blacked out to hide potential cast members. The artwork appears to be from Jim Cheung, who had a long run on “X-Force” from issues #82 through #100. One look at the mutants visible hints at a possible relaunch of the black ops “X-Force” comic, considering both characters have starred in previous volumes of the series. Two other blacked-out individuals are holding guns in the air — one a pistol and the other a larger rifle. Could these be Cable and Deadpool, who are set to co-star in the sequel to the 2016 hit “Deadpool?” If not Deadpool, the person holding the pistol may be frequent X-Force member Fantomex. It is interesting that the blackout in the center of the image seems to form the shape of an “X.”
Marvel will release the standalone one-shot “X-Men: Prime” as a primer for the X-Men as they enter ResurrXion. The issue will be written by many of the writers of the upcoming slate of X-books and illustrated primarily by Ken Lashley. “It’s a book that represents the X-Men line going forward, as everyone plants their seeds,” “X-Men: Prime” editor Daniel Ketchum said. “We’re just at the tail end of the war. They’re literally picking up the pieces.”
“ResurrXion is all about embracing the [X-Men’s] original dream of coexisting with humans and fighting together to make a better world. All the books in some way, shape, or form, embrace that idea,” Ketchum said of the line’s mission statement. “We’re going to get back to flights, and tights, and capes, and all the classic X-Men tropes. We very much want to harken back to that era where it’s the most classic iteration of the X-Men.”
“Inhumans vs. X-Men” #6 is in stores this Wednesday, with ResurrXion beginning with the release of “X-Men Gold” #1, “X-Men Blue” #1, “Generation X” #1, “Weapon X” #1, “Jean Grey” #1, “Iceman” #1 and “Cable” #1 in Spring 2017.
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