Though they may be on the rocks in the "Black Vortex" crossover event, "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" will take on Battleworld together in a new "Secret Wars" series announced Wednesday on Comics Alliance.
Writer Sam Humphries will put "Legendary Star-Lord" away for the duration of the "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" run, on which he'll be joined by new-to-Marvel artist Alti Firmansyah, as the Marvel Universe as we know it comes to a close. Talking to ComicsAlliance, Humphries dropped a few hints about the couple's fate before and during "Secret Wars."
Though he couldn't offer too many details, he revealed that the Kitty Pryde in this title will come from the "Age of Apocalypse" universe: "I can say that the Kitty Pryde of the title is actually the Kitty Pryde from 'Age of Apocalypse.' I can say this story takes place on Battleworld. I can say it is an action romantic comedy with some big, huge moments between the characters. Emotionally and spiritually, this is the continuation of the Peter/Kitty relationship from Legendary Star-Lord -- with a couple really huge twists you won't see coming." Despite this, however, he declined to disclose what part of Battleworld Peter and Kitty would land on.
However, Humphries made sure to mention that the seeds of this new series will be sown before "Secret Wars" swings into action: "I also can't tell you the huge thing that happens to Peter and Kitty right before 'Secret Wars' -- because that would be a spoiler for 'Black Vortex.' But it's monumental for their relationship, and... well, all I can promise to everyone is, I wrote both characters as honestly as possible. And then I let the chips fall where they may."
"Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde" #1 goes on sale this June.