Thursday, March 9, 2017

Charles Soule Headlines 'Astonishing X-Men', Bishop and Fantomex Join

Marvel.comYou asked for it! You got it! The hardest hitting mutants. The biggest villains. The best creators. Marvel is pleased to announce that chart-topping writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMANS VS. X-MEN) will headline the all-new ASTONISHING X-MEN. A new prestigious ongoing series from top-tier creators set to unite some of the most popular, fan-demanded characters in the X-Men mythology for an epic story that will redefine the mutant landscape in the Marvel Universe!

“If you’re going to relaunch a book called ASTONISHING X-MEN, it had better live up to the title,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Charles and his soon-to-be-revealed collaborators are about to unveil a story that touches every corner of the X-Men mythology, and the first issue alone will have massive ramifications for the Children of the Atom. We can’t wait to tell you more about this book.”

Old Man Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Psylocke and Fantomex. Together, they are the Astonishing X-Men. But what brings this eclectic collection of heroes together? A familiar menace has once again reared its ugly head – reborn, renewed and resurrected. To defeat one of their greatest foes and rescue one of their own, the X-Men’s greatest will assemble for a mission that will take them places you never thought they’d go!

“Other than the occasional line here and there, I haven’t written most of the characters in the Astonishing X-Men lineup before – for me, that’s a fantastic challenge,” shares Soule. “It’s been fun to get into their heads and think about what they all might have going on at this point in their lives. That said, the series is designed as a fresh starting point, so anyone jumping in with [ASTONISHING X-MEN #1] will get everything they need there to follow the story – even if it’s your first X-story.

“The book is designed to tell a very focused, specific story, with a few cool main villains,I’m writing it like a puzzle box, with new layers and reveals opening up every issue. So, you’ll never know exactly where it’s going to go next – but the structure is built in such a way that almost anything from the long, incredible history of the X-Men can pop up. If you think about these characters, they’ve been present or involved for virtually every major era of X history, all the big events. That’ll play a role in a big way.”

As deadly forces await, will the Astonishing X-Men’s first mission also be their last? Find out this July, in the blockbuster ASTONISHING X-MEN #1!


Vigmed said...

"...for an epic story that will redefine the mutant landscape in the Marvel Universe!"

It'd be nice if it were true, but so very doubtful.

I just don't want them to rehash old relationships and actually progress character development. And with that said, BETSY AND WARREN 4-Ever! But seriously, serious, time to move on.

It is an interesting lineup.

Finn said...

OMG that writer? Does that mean hes going to screw our beloved mutants in a horrendous story were Marvel keeps destroying them? Please no more mutant slaughter !!!

Blu Berri said...

I'm not familiar with Charles Soule but if IvX is any indication, this is gonna be as painful as Humphries' UXF run.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I would have much preferred nuanced characters like Moonstar, Dr. Reyes, Prodigy and Cypher over Big Guns, Bishop and Fantomex!! 😡 And while I like Logan, he is already starring in what... 2 or 3 other titles?? And I'd definitely prefer a retrograded British Betsy (with left over martial arts skills and life lessons intact) over Ninja-Locke and her swords and psychic weaponry. 😡

I kinda hate this harkening back to the 90s wheb the X-Men started to go to shit due to Marvel's greed.