Marvel isn’t making the anticipation any better with the buzz around the debut of X-Men: Blue.
As part of the ResurrXion lineup, X-Men: Blue will accompany X-Men: Gold, Jean Grey & Iceman solo titles, as well as Weapon X and Generation X books. The series is part of a mutant focused collection of books which will serve as the aftermath of the Inhumans V X-Men crossover series.
X-Men: Blue focuses on the original five time-displaced mutants, with resident telepath and Phoenix host, Jean Grey leading the charge. This works for the team as Jean showed signs of maturity and exceptional leadership skills in Brian Michael Bendis’ All New X-Men run. The team features Jean, Iceman, Hank McCoy, Cyclops and Angel – reestablishing themselves in the Marvel universe under the mentorship of none other than Magneto. Now before you raise an eyebrow, this isn’t the first time Magneto has mentored the X-Men, in fact, he has a long track record of stepping in whenever Xavier couldn’t, most noticeably in the Age of Apocalypse arc.
The official synopsis reads:
THE ORIGINALS! Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?
Comic Book Resources received an exclusive look at what lies ahead for the young mutants with preview images of the first few pages of the book, and they don’t disappoint. Between the new and improved costumes created by comic/fashion guru Jamie McKelvie and art by Jorge Molina, the previews look incredible. Any X-fan can tell you that the X-Men haven’t been as merry as they could be, so it’s refreshing to see the vibrant colors, in your face action and fun in the panels!
X-Men Blue hits stands early April.
Images: Marvel Comics