In an interview with Marvel.com, Ed Brisson has revealed the first details of the upcoming series by himself and artist Pepe Larraz as well as a look at a new cover
The Story which is out August 15th tells the story of the X-men in the future some 20 years from now in a dark future (for the X-Men is there any other kind?) where the future of mutant kind sits on the precipice of extinction as the original or 05 of Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl find themselves targeted for death.
To quote the interview Marvel.com did with Ed Brisson:
Marvel.com: EXTERMINATION sets off with the original team of mutants gathered by Charles Xavier all those years ago. Why them?
Ed Brisson: This series is about the Original Five—Jean, Bobby, Warren, Hank and Scott. Years ago, they were brought from the past to our present so that they could see how badly things went wrong with their older selves and, theoretically, fix it. They were only meant to be here briefly, but have stuck around for far, far too long and their presence is finally going to have some very serious consequences—not just for themselves and the X-Men, but for all of mutantkind
Marvel.com: How do the early UNCANNY X-MEN stories influence this book?
Ed Brisson: Our mandate going into this was, “Your back issues matter.” Every single UNCANNY X-MEN story involving the Original Five X-Men matters. If the X-Men are here, then they’re not where they’re supposed to be, fighting those they’re supposed to fight. What happens when that past starts to unravel? What’s the butterfly effect on our present?
Marvel.com: In this new era, what about this team’s dynamic remains the same as those early stories? And what is most different about the squad today?
Ed Brisson: In a lot of ways, they’re still the wide-eyed kids they’ve always been, but having spent several years in our present, they’ve changed their perspective on a lot of things. Jean and Scotty aren’t the classic couple they’ve always been, Hank’s been experimenting with magic, Warren’s got himself some serious upgrades, and Bobby’s been able to open up about himself in ways that would not have been easy for him to do back in their time.
There’s a lot of reasons for each of them to want to remain in the present and that creates a real danger for everyone.
Marvel.com: This book has quite the ominous title…what can you tease about this extinction-level threat?
Ed Brisson: Not too much. We’re going to be throwing readers a lot of curveballs. All I’ll say is that this is a chance for us to clear the board a bit and that anything can happen to anyone at any time.
Prepare for the new series with the special post-credit scenes arriving across Marvel Comics! Then read EXTERMINATION #1, by Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz, on August 15 and EXTERMINATION #2 on August 29!
X-men fans have long debated what the future of the time-displaced originals would be? This series may be exactly what those debaters have been waiting for…
As always we will be watching…
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