Monday, February 28, 2011

X-Men MMXI: New Mutants

New Mutants: MMXI - Liveblog!

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning will take over "New Mutants" as of issue #25.

The artist of the book will be Leandro Fernandez who also did the initial "New Mutants" teaser which hit online last week.

"Unfinished Business" is the first arc, where the team will track down mutants who have been off the map including Nate "X-Man" Grey and Blink. Cyclops sets the New Mutants team out to nullify potential threats born from the X-Men's past.

New Mutants is the team that deals with loose ends. They are X-Men.

The team's roster will see some pretty significant changes by the end of the first arc.

Nate Grey is X-Royalty that needs to be relocated. He can't just be left hanging in the wind. Nate was last seen being taken off to be hooked up to the Dark Beast's machines.

Blink's role in the book is different because she has less past with the proper X-Men characters, which opens up new story potential.

Dani Moonstar's relationship with Sam Guthrie will be touched, as well as introducing a real curveball romantic liason.

Havok, Polaris and Rachel will return before MMXI is over.

"New Mutants" #25 ships to comic shops this May from Marvel Comics.

13 comments:

Sad Puppets! said...

confirmation that is in fact Psylocke? rather prominent position for a non-New Mutant. but of course, she got her start in American comics in the pages of New Mutants, so this would be very cool!

CmX said...

No confirmation that it is Psylocke, but her hair is purple. Selene's hair is black, so not sure why it would be purple considering Dani and Karma have black hair?

We'll find out soon enough. The purple hair, the bands just all seem to point to Psylocke though.

CmX said...

I'm curious if this is part of a longer picture like the ones done in the past and Psylocke just happens to be placed in that area w/out much significance behind it other than the artists preference? Agghhh I hate how Marvel teases us! lol

jarim77 said...

But who else could she be if not Psylocke? Her hair is purple and she looks just as asian as Karma does in that picture. And if that is in fact her new suit it's hot.

FSaker said...

IDK, I think this isn't Psylocke. This woman has purple hair, sure, but:

a) she's not showing her psi-knife;
b) she's not wearing her old swimsuit (which we always ask to be at least updated, but Marvel never does so)
c) her eyes are completely dark, like if this woman isn't even human

I have no idea of who she may be. Could be Selene, but isn't she dead? Although there's also a Hellion (...Jetstream, maybe?) and that military guy from the "Fall of the New Mutants" arc, and I think they're both dead as well...

But let's not worry, it seems this week there will be liveblogs for the other X-titles as well, so Psylocke will definitely be shown to us!

Francis said...

the dark eyes are a shadow effect... her face lacks Selene's evil grins, purple hair is her signature, that could be Betsy

Chris said...

It's obviously Psylocke with a new uniform. You people like to complicate things...

Rahsaan said...

The mystery woman has caused quite a commotion here. Ha! It is the Psylocke as she was known during her show on the Wildways and still is known. Who else would wear those straps on her arms? I hope she FINALLY has a new outfit! Even Wonder Woman ditched her old, stupid outfit!

Alan said...

Are we so sure it isn't X-23?

CmX said...

Seriously. I doubt Marvel will create another character with purple hair and a costume similar to Psylocke's with those arm bands.

no said...

folks, she has a connection to the new mutants and wears a black corset with laces that kind matches emma's. She could be selene, standing on the villains side of the image, alongside Legion, emma and one of her Hellions

Rahsaan said...

no,

Psylocke also has a connection to the New Mutants. Her kidnapping to the Wildways from Switzerland and her rescue by Doug and company was what brought her into Xavier's fold. It could just as easily be her as Selene. As for Emma-like revealing outfits, well... when has she not worn one since the Siege Perilous?

Christian said...

I think it's Psylocke...no clue why. But, definitely her. The only other Hellions character in it is Empath which we know is on Utopia. The two wolfen characters...Rahn and her "pup" (not Catseye as she's dead). But, who's the guy in the center far back? Nemesis?