Marvels X: First Covers for Earth X Prequel Revealed

At New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced Marvels X, a new miniseries from Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Velibor "Well-Bee" Stanojevic. The New York-based publisher has now offered a first look at the book's covers.

The series -- which serves as a prequel to the Earth X trilogy of miniseries -- follows David, the last human being on an Earth full of monsters that would gladly make him their prey. The cover for Marvels X #1, which comes from Ross, features someone we can only assume to be David. He is seen sporting blue jeans, a yellow hoodie and, curiously, a Green Goblin mask.

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Meanwhile, the cover for Marvels X #2, also by Ross, features some instantly-recognizable heroes from the Marvel universe, including Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Daredevil and Cyclops.

Created by Krueger and John Paul Leon, based on concepts by Ross, the original Earth X miniseries -- which ran from 1999 to 2000 -- envisioned a dystopian future for the Marvel universe, in which all of humanity has developed superhuman abilities. Earth X inspired two sequels -- 2000's Universe X and 2002's Paradise X -- as well as the upcoming Marvels X prequel.

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Written by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger and illustrated by Velibor Stanojevic, Marvels X is slated to launch January 2020 from Marvel Comics. The full solicitation information for issue #1 can be found below.


  • David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He’s the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they’re his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy.

(via Marvel)

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