Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marvel Reveals "X-Men: Battle of the Atom"

IGN: It's been a while since there's been a proper crossover in the X-Men Universe, but that's all about to change as the many threads of Brian Bendis' X-Men run thus far collide.

Announced at Marvel's X-Men panel today, X-Men: Battle of the Atom will see what happens when it's finally time for the original X-Men to go back to their own time -- with the help of the future X-Men. That's right, the present-day X-Men are going to get a visit from their future selves that have one mission: to send the original X-Men back where they belong and prevent a terrible future. I think at this point, perhaps the X-Men causing a horrible future is just going to happen no matter what they do.

The crossover is being handled by Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, and will happen in these books:
X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1, Uncanny X-Men #12-13, All-New X-Men #16-17, Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37, X-Men # 5-6 and X-Men: Battle of The Atom #2.

The story begins in September and ends in October, so it's going to be a very huge month of X-stories, to be sure. Issue #1 will be drawn by Frank Cho. Marvel promises that this story will pay off many of the threads that Bendis has been seeding since he began his run, and of course, set up a great many things to come.


FSaker said...

Looks interesting. But isn't it a bit too soon for Wood's X-Men to be crossing over with other books? And if this event will send the original X-Men back to past, what will All-New X-Men be about, from now on?

Anyway, since Wood's X-Men book will take part in this event, it means Betsy will be in it. I wonder if a future counterpart of hers will be among the future X-Men...

Tazirai said...

They just came of a multibook arc.. Can they seriously not go a year without doing some arc, that's going to kill the future?
..sigh I'll probably pick up a few issues as long as they in the books I buy!

FSaker said...

CBR did an interview with Nick Lowe, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood about this X-over:

Interestingly, Wood mentions that his book will actually have a team of seven characters, instead of six... I don't think he's counting either Sublime or Jubilee's baby, so who could the seventh member be? Magma? Dazzler? Sage? Molly Hayes? Polaris? Cypher? Warpath? Teen Jean (hope not; two telepaths/telekinetics are enough for a team of seven people)?

And he says one of his characters will be greatly benefitted from this event... I wish it would be Betsy, but I guess the most likely one is Rachel (since she comes from a chaotic future like these future X-Men - maybe they're even from the same timeline...).