Marvel Comics has given CBR News an exclusive first-look at two of their biggest mutant events in years, "X-Men" #200, including a first look at Humbert Ramos' cover, and "X-Men: Endangered Species" One-Shot, both out in June. The preview images follow below.
And coming up soon here on CBR, a new weekly series that will shed a lot of light on what's to come on the Mutant side of the Marvel U that you won't want to miss. More info on that shortly. Stay tuned!
Gambit's X-citing Return in X-Men #200
One of the most popular X-Men of all time-the mysterious mutant called Gambit-is back with some old friends…and they're going to destroy the X-Men! In the x-tra sized X-Men #200, Gambit has returned with the Marauders, the same team he once led on a vicious slaughter through the Morlock tunnels, committing horrible atrocities against mutantkind. After recent events, the X-Men have already been pushed to their limits, leaving the already unstable team bruised and battered. When Gambit's ruthless decimation of the X-Men begins, will the team stand a chance? The answers come fast and furious in this special anniversary issue by acclaimed scribe Mike Carey, fan favorite artists Humberto Ramos & Chris Bachalo, who provide 50/50 wraparound covers, and superstar David Finch, who provides the phenomenal variant gatefold cover!
When the rubble clears, the X-Men won't be the same any more…and one member of this team won't survive! Don't miss X-Men #200, the opening salvo in the war that will redefine the X-Men, and the X-Men #200 Poster, in both black & white and glorious full color versions of David Finch's cover! This June, X marks the spot…and Gambit's aiming dead center for the kill!
As an added bonus, X-Men #200 also features the first chapter of Endangered Species, in which one classic X-Men member makes the fateful decision to embark on a quest that leads right into fall's X-Men event!
X-MEN #200 (APR072344)
X-MEN #200 FINCH GATEFOLD VARIANT COVER (APR072343)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by Humberto Ramos & CHRIS BACHALO
50/50 Wraparound Cover by Humberto Ramos
50/50 Wraparound Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Gatefold Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
Rated A …$3.99
FOC-5/31/07, On Sale-6/20/07
X-MEN 200 POSTER (APR072381), X-MEN 200 BLACK AND WHITE POSTER (APR072382)
Art by DAVID FINCH
55x20 Color Poster...$15.99 (each)
The X-Men Become An Endangered Species This June
Mutants. They are on the verge of extinction. Since the end of House of M, there has not been a single mutant birth and each death brings the mutant population closer to zero. In June's X-Men: Endangered Species One-Shot, another mutant's name gets crossed off the list.
Written by X-Men scribe Mike Carey and featuring the vibrant art of Scot Eaton, this one-shot lays the foundation for everything to come in all the X-Men titles, including this fall's X-Men crossover event.
"This is an elegy - and a story where, for once, action gets put on the back burner" said Carey. "We're looking at a different kind of courage here, and a different kind of crisis. Everything over the past year has built towards this point. This is like the prelude to a symphony. And the symphony is going to have cannons in it, but the prelude is in a different key altogether."
This self-contained, double-sized one-shot provides the perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old, defining the current status of the X-Men and thrusting forward into a bold new direction for all of Marvel's mutants!
X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES ONE-SHOT (APR072271)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by SCOT EATON
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI