Thursday, August 7, 2014

X-Men #18 Preview

X-Men #18
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Art by: Harvey Tolibao
Cover by: Terry Dodson

The Story:
From the executive producer of tv's "Arrow"!
• New creative team! And a new mission for the first all-female team of X-MEN...
• S.W.O.R.D. is Earth's premiere counterterrorism and intelligence agency when it comes to dealing with extraterrestrial threats.
• But when the ferocious Shi'Ar warrior Deathbird lands on their doorstep at the brink of death, S.W.O.R.D. calls in the X-MEN to investigate!
• But are the X-Men equipped to handle the horrific new threat that's emerged from the edge of space?

In Stores: August 13, 2014


FSaker said...

Nice preview. I hope the entire issue will be good as well.

Next week, Marvel will also release the next issue of X-Force. Psylocke doesn't appear in the preview pages (nor does any member of the X-Force), but the dialogues between the journalist and the military people are great:

ComicBookGeek said...

I am surprised they don't have warbird in this issue - since she's shi'ar and all.

Amos Thomsen said...

Yay! Betsy is finally shown flying!

FSaker said...


You're right! Warbird should definitely be involved in an arc about the Shi'ar.

The thing is, unfortunately, she's been completely forgotten ever since Jason Aaron left the X-Books, so I wouldn't be surprised if Guggenheim forgot she exists. Damn, I myself forgot she exists before you mentioned her (and I actually like her).

Either that happened, or he intentionally avoided Warbird so that the dialogues wouldn't get confusing when the OTHER Warbird (Lilandra's sister, who will be involved in this arc) appears - it could get messy trying to figure out to which Warbird the X-Women would be referring in each line.

FSaker said...

...I really need to re-read the Shi'ar stories; only now I realized that Lilandra's sister is named Deathbird, not Warbird. Sorry for the mistake.