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Details Revealed on 'XX' Teaser Featuring an All-Female X-Men Squad

Find out who is on the roster!

Last week we saw a Marvel NOW! teaser for 'XX' by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel. The first assumption most of us made was it was another X-Men book. But why the double x's? The second guess was something to do with the female chromosome. So why not an all-female X-Men book? There are certainly plenty of great female X-Men.

Today, Marvel has released details via USA Today.

From the image we see Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Rogue, Storm and Psylocke. Brian Wood mentions the drama begins with Jubilee bringing an orphaned baby home. What amps up the tension here is the baby might be the "key to mankind's survival." There will also be the appearance and return of a Grant Morrison-created villain, Sublime. But his showing up doesn't mean what you might expect.

Wood mentions delving into the characters to show their flaws, something not often seen in superhero books. There will also be "a lot of relationships, love and sex" in the book "in the classic X-Men way - the way it used to be."

You can read more on what Wood has to say over at USA Today. The series will simply be called X-MEN.

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Edited by dcfox

Great concept, can't wait for it.

Also glad to see Psylocke and Storm lose the one piece bathing suit look.

Posted by TheCowman

@queenfrost_ said:

I love the idea but I HATE the way they are emphasising that this is an "all female team" and the whole XX thing. If it was an all male team it would be considered usual and that's what bugs me.

But I'll take what I can get <3

Yeah, marketing is still a pretty shallow area. If they think playing up the all woman angle will get people talking about the book, they'll play it up big time. Hopefully the actual comic won't dwell too much on the team's gender.

Posted by akbogert

@judasnixon said:

@akbogert: You have me mistaken, I wasn't saying that X-23 was unoriginal. I was saying that she has some of the most annoying fans.

Overzealous for sure, as evidenced if nothing else by how many posts on this thread deal with her. But the suggestion that "stapling boobs" on Wolverine is even remotely similar to X-23 is just so trite.

Posted by BatWatch

Uuuh, so an all female team of mutants is called X-Men? Naming fail. I actually thought just calling it XX was clever and succinct. Change the name, Marvel!

Edited by Queso6p4

I'll definitely check this out.

@Shika1Dude: and stupid. don't forget stupid.

Posted by MadamFireblade

I like the idea of an all female X-book, but the characters used are the same old ones.

Isn't Psylocke apart of three teams now? As is Storm and Rogue?

I would of liked to of seen say, Jubilee leading, Armor, Lifeguard, Cecilia Reyes and Husk.

Posted by danhimself

I don't know...Wood's adjectiveless X-men was sooooooo boring so hopefully this is different

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

XX as in chromosomes ?, clever =^-^=

Posted by Yung ANcient One

I agree with BatWatch bad Name for this Series, but whatever. If it helps sell, then so be it. I find it interesting that Betsy & Oro are in 2 teams. Keeps making me think that they both switch sides since both are coming off a long relationship that ended in a terrible way. ( + )

Posted by GREGalicious

Great team and im really loving Storm's mohawk. Too bad teen Jean isnt with the group but I guess she has other things to worry about right now...

Posted by the_fallen11

I seriously think an all female x-book called X-Men Can't wait for this book.

Posted by Chibi-Iroh

Storm looks great its seriously the best she has looked in years.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Thought it might be this. Cool! I like the idea.

Posted by Dernman

This isn't something I'm interested in. First time I saw this I thought X-Force with both Storm and Psylocke out front. 
I hope there is at least a reason they formed other then just being thrown together so you can have an all female team. 

Posted by hyenascar

@papad1992 said:

Well this is awesome... but what about these M.I.A characters: Hepzibah, Lifeguard, Blink, Boom Boom, Ariel, Frenzy, Husk, Magma, Marrow, and Stacy X?

Frenzy was seen recently in X-Men Legacy... but a few cameos isn't justice!

Husk was seen quitting the JG school because of an imbalance of her mind and powers, but hasn't been seen since!

The above team are all awesome characters but I'd rather see a couple of lesser known/MIA characters thrown into the mix!

You sir, seem to have a x-men addiction up to my par. You just named a couple of my favorites. It's a shame more people didn't read New Mutants.

Posted by spidermonkey2099

Awesome! I love almost all of these characters! Not a huge Jubilee fan, but that's definitely not going to stop me from reading this.

Posted by SavageDragon

I will be trying this out.

Posted by Timotheus316

Oh hell yeah! This is great! I've been missing Jubilee for quite some time.

Posted by Grim

"We dont know what to do with Storm now."

"...shes single now, right? Giver her another mohawk! there! Character development for another year! See? we know what we're doing!"

"Halle Berry was crazy!"

Posted by JillGr

looks good. I'll be happy to pick this up :)

Posted by SupremeHyperion

I'm looking forward to this now that I see the team (alhough not a huge storm fan, it will be cool to see jubilee, kitty, summers and rougue.......oh ya and damn girl (psylocke)

Posted by lifeboy

@BR_Havoc: go with defenders. I dont read any marvel, but that one seems to have the most potencial. It seems like a training day type relationship between the 2 girls. XX seems like a bunch of random women thrown together. I would also suggest worlds finest. Pick up one, you might like it:-)

Posted by umbrafeline

if theres getting on in this mag its going to rock lol its about time we see an all-x-gal team

Posted by LB70145

@Squares said:

I see they're giving Storm a mohawk again. Because that made so much sense the first time...

It was the 80s...

Posted by BR_Havoc

@lifeboy: Thanks for your opinion I think I will go with Defenders. Actually I did read worlds finest for about 6 issues I thought it was OK I feel the Powergirl Huntress connection could be done better. I think I will give it another shot when a new writer takes it over.

Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

@Shika1Dude: Dani Moonstar will be in Fearless Defenders, I think starting in issue 2

Posted by Dman1366

do you think Wood will continue on the basis that Kitty is dating Bobby, from Bendis and Aaron's series?

Posted by TheReaper111

hey jubilee is FINALLY back with the x-men....cool

Posted by midnightq2

This is the first new series in a while that really has me interested. Definitely picking it up. Also, X-23 would be a perfect addition the team.

Posted by bleedingheart

@The Mighty Monarch: God forbid there be more than one! In any case, I'm so ready for this...though like many others I'd like to see some lesser knowns thrown in, but I suppose they don't carry enough weight for the risk of making an all female team.

Posted by imblackjames

so apparently Storm and Psylocke NEED to be on the same team all the time because they cant work without each other......

Posted by papad1992

@hyenascar said:

@papad1992 said:

Well this is awesome... but what about these M.I.A characters: Hepzibah, Lifeguard, Blink, Boom Boom, Ariel, Frenzy, Husk, Magma, Marrow, and Stacy X?

Frenzy was seen recently in X-Men Legacy... but a few cameos isn't justice!

Husk was seen quitting the JG school because of an imbalance of her mind and powers, but hasn't been seen since!

The above team are all awesome characters but I'd rather see a couple of lesser known/MIA characters thrown into the mix!

You sir, seem to have a x-men addiction up to my par. You just named a couple of my favorites. It's a shame more people didn't read New Mutants.

I've found someone who appreciates X-Men like I do... YAY! And yes, New Mutants (if taken in a new direction) would have made it.

But I'm a lover of all things X-Men!!

Posted by ComicKing7

@akbogert: X as in no so it means no men

Posted by akbogert

@ComicKing7: not to be confused with ex-men, which would be a very different kind of story -_^

(And that was post #1, eh? Welcome to CV!)

Posted by Sharkbite

Sweet Zombie Jesus! Jubilee back in a monthly title. I don't care what the plot is or what they do, I'm on board the full run.

Posted by TheClairvoyant

i haven't read so much of Brian Woods work (so its about time) and since i like the artwork and all the characters i will definitely give this a chance!

Posted by knighthood

I'm actually going to start picking up Uncanny X-Force because of this line up. I did enjoy Woods' mini with Wolverine and the X-Men.

Posted by ccraft

@velvetmeds: Its cool, but why are they calling it X-Men? Sure it has an awesome roster, but I was looking forward to a X-Men title that was just X-Men instead of All New X-Men or whatnot..

Edited by saoakden

I'll pick this book up.