This new teaser image, revealed by Marvel and X-Editor Jordan D. White reveals a number of potential details regarding the Uncanny X-Men relaunch.
Today, via his Twitter account, Jordan D. White, the editor overseeing the X-Men group of books at Marvel Comics, revealed this image featuring a plethora of information regarding November’s much-heralded return of Uncanny X-Men. It was shortly followed by an official release by Marvel.
In addition to the reveal of a veteran X-Book creative team (Brisson- Extermination; Thompson- Rogue and Gambit, Mr. and Mrs. X; Rosenberg- Phoenix: Resurrection, Astonishing X-Men; Asrar- X-Men: Red; Silva- X-Men: Blue; Cinar- Weapon X; Perez- Rogue and Gambit), the image also teases DISASSEMBLED as a potential direction for the series.
DISASSEMBLED recalls the landmark 2004-5 Marvel Comics Event, Avengers: Disassembled, which saw Brian Michael Bendis deconstruct the traditional Avengers line-up and led to a whole new era for the entire Marvel Comics Universe. Direct fallout of Avengers: Disassembled was the House of M series which concluded with Scarlet Witch upending the entire X-Universe with three little words– “No more mutants.” By evoking such a dramatic and threatening word, it is clear that the return of Uncanny X-Men is the start of a brave new world for the X-Men and its extended family of titles and characters. “No one survives the experience” of course also digs deep into X-Men lore, recalling the classic X-Men Vol.1 #129 first appearance of Kitty Pryde (cover below), which has also become a long-standing joke among fans and creators alike.
The image also reveals a number of interesting clues regarding what we can expect moving forward. A few notables:
– Psylocke, in the lower right, is clearly the British version of the character, as opposed to the Asian Betsy we’ve grown accustomed to.
– The time-displaced O5 X-Men are all missing.
– Despite the Extermination teasers featuring Cyclops, he is not included here.
– No Emma Frost.
– No Cable.
– Despite his recent return in Astonishing X-Men, X, the mutant formerly known as Professor Xavier, is also among the missing.
– No Wolverine.
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