Marvel Comics has big things planned for its X-Men franchise this fall, and it all begins with the return of Uncanny X-Men #1. After a hiatus, the flagship X-title will kick off its run with a 10-part weekly storyline titled "Disassembled," from the creative team of writers Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson and Matthew Rosenberg, and artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar and Pere Perez.
The first "Disassembled" teaser trailer by artists David Marquez and Rachelle Rosenberg gives a glimpse at the cast Marvel plans on using, and it features just about every major and minor X-Man in existence. Of course, hardcore fans can spot and name every single mutant displayed, from the obvious characters that have been around for decades like Jean Grey down to the newer, younger mutants.
But once you give the teaser a closer inspection, it becomes obvious that some pretty important X-Men are missing in action. While we don't know the reason for the absences, we can assume it either boils down to Marvel choosing to keep their appearances as a surprise for the Uncanny X-Men story, or the characters not being alive or around to join in the festivities.
We've taken the liberty of listing some of the major X-Men missing from the Uncanny X-Men "Disassembled" teaser, making sure to focus on the mutants fans will and should expect to show up during the event. Also, since the image makes sure to leave any villains out, you won't find Magneto or Emma Frost in our rundown.
Professor Charles Xavier aka X
The first of our newly-resurrected-and-missing mutants is the man who founded the X-Men, Professor Charles Xavier. After dying at the hands of a Phoenix-powered Cyclops in Avengers vs. X-Men, Xavier's soul was lost in the astral plane, where he was forced to do battle with the Shadow King.
Writer Charles Soule and a bevy of artists brought Professor X back from the dead in Astonishing X-Men, but with an interesting twist: Fantomex agreed to switch places with Xavier and stay behind in the astral plane, allowing Professor X's consciousness to inhabit Fantomex's body. So Charles Xavier is back and going by the name of X, but his personality isn't the same as when he was initially alive. It's unclear if Fantomex's personality is rubbing off on Xavier, but right now he hasn't proved himself to be totally trustworthy, even going so far as to erase the minds of the Astonishing X-Men team so they would forget he has returned.