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Nightcrawler Returns in AMAZING X-MEN #1!

We knew it had to happen. It's about time!

Nightcrawler has long been a beloved character. He had a noble death protecting Hope Summers during Second Coming. Some may cry foul with his return but we're talking comic books. We all knew he'd have to come back eventually. He's been dead since 2010. Having Kurt back is a good thing even if it's unfortunate it slightly negates his previous sacrifice. It's still something he might have to live or deal with, especially considering his religious background.

Marvel has revealed his return in a new X-Men series but also check out Firestar in the image below.

This November, Wolverine leads the charge for the soul of Nightcrawler in Amazing X-Men #1, a bombastic new series from superstar writer Jason Aaron and blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness!

When Nightcrawler sacrificed his life to protect mutantkind in the cataclysmic Second Coming, a hole was left in the X-Men’s rank that has never been filled. Not a day goes by when any of the X-Men does not mourn the “heart and soul” of the their family—and now they’re going to do something about it!

“Nightcrawler has always been my favorite X-Man, so I've been planning this story for years now, going all the way back to Wolverine and the X-Men #1,” explained Aaron. “I'm thrilled to be bringing Nightcrawler back to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. Of course it may not be much fun for the X-Men, once they realize what they'll have to go through to rescue their friend.”

With Wolverine at the helm, Storm, Beast, Ice Man and more journey into the unknown for their greatest ally!

“Get ready for the most epic book at Marvel, where every arc is an event!” said senior editor Nick Lowe. “X-Fans know Jason Aaron, but I can't wait until they see Nightcrawler fan #1 Ed McGuinness' incredible first X-Men book!”

AMAZING X-MEN #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Wraparound Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

ON-SALE THIS NOVEMBER!

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Posted by ShadowX

Super excited for this. I actually hope mystique gets involved somehow.

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

Not sure how I feel about this. What's gonna set this book apart from the others, aside from them journeying to find Kurt?

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Big Nightcrawler fan so I'm glad to see him back, but as I'm sure it will be discussed (and at great length) the death has become redundant.

Posted by JamDamage

what if Nightcrawler joins Cyclops tho? And he brings his little bamf demons with him.

Edited by Squalleon

Ed Mcguinness should go and draw a superman book again, his superman is just to great.

Not thrilled with this new title.Reminds me of return of Bruce Wayne...with x-men :-p

Not sure how I feel about this. What's gonna set this book apart from the others, aside from them journeying to find Kurt?

I agree.

Posted by Jacobin_Wisdom

Too many X-books out now.

Posted by saoakden

I'm excited for this. Yeah there are a lot of X-Men books out already but if it deals with Nightcrawler's return so be it! Although he might be upset or pissed once he learns about the events of Schism, AvX, some of the Marvel NOW! X-Men books maybe Battle of the Atom depending on what happens there, Uncanny X-Force. Idk, it will be interesting to see.

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

@jacobin_wisdom: Hate to break it to you, but the X-Men mythos has so many characters and various teams associated with them that they could easily function as a comic book universe on their own. Got to expect a lot of books when it comes to something like that

Posted by wmwadeii

Guess this is the X-Factor replacement book. Glad to see Nightcrawler back, would rather it be more of an Excalibur book. I know Marvel already announced a UK series.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I'm torn.

Nightcrawler is my favorite X-Man and I hated it so much when they killed him, BUT it always sucks when Marvel brings back someone from the dead and I'm not sure I want him back to the living considering how Marvel is lame all the time now. It's 50/50.

Posted by ShadowX

@smart_dork_dude: i have to agree with you. Now if only they used the book to showcase more characters instead of putting wolverine in everything( although i understand why he is here, since him and kurt where extremly close)

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

Also, not that it wasn't already, but death is becoming an even bigger joke in Marvel.

Side note, they've actually done a solid job of keeping Jean Grey dead since Morrison's New X-Men back in the early 2000s. I actually liked how they brought her back from the past, as opposed to reviving her.

Edited by mickeymayhew

is this as well as Wolverine and the X-Men, or are they cancelling that to make way for this? oh no wait, it was Astonishing that bit the bullet so this new title could live, am I right?

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

@shadowx: Yeah, it's one of the reasons I'm fine with X-Men being separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As for Wolverine........ yeah I'm like him, but they way he appears in so many books is just annoying. At least when Deadpool does it he has an excuse since he has a teleporter!!

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Well this is something.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Me when i heard the news: "Lalalalalalalala i'm not listening"

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Posted by Aeroman

can't wait to see his comeback

Posted by Trevel8182

@sleepbutnodream15: But unlike a lot of characters who die people wanted him to come back nobody wanted Sentry of Grim Reaper to come back.

Posted by ThorBoy

It's comics! People without outstanding powers, magical beings and countless beings from other solar systems. No way should we compare death in the real world to death in comics. Besides nightcrawler is part demon and he travels through hell whenever he teleports, such as the fire and brimstone smell whenever he "bamfs". Glad to have you back fuzzy elf

Edited by Breadspread

He is just too awsome of a character... This is going to make a lot of friends happy.

Posted by Smurfboy

"Amazing X-Men?" How about "Nightcrawler" as the 4th series? :-) (He had his three different series way back in 1985, 2002 and 2004.)

Posted by spidermonkey2099

Well, I'm glad they're bringing Nightcrawler back as he's always been one of my favorite X-Men, but I'm not a fan of Jason Aaron's writing, so I'm hoping that Nightcrawler becomes a part of another X-title after his return as well.

Edited by fodigg

I'm happy to see they're bringing him back as the adventurer instead of the dour wannabe priest.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

About effin' time I say!

Edited by Smurfboy

Someone needs to tell Nightcrawler to come and join with Wolverine's school!! I'm sure the kids will love him!

Posted by Perfect 10

FIRESTAR!!!. finally. been waiting for my girl to show up and she is an x-man like she should be. just need vance to join up too :). so is astonishing being replaced by amazing? and more storm!!! give her her own title already so she can officially replace wolverine as the x-man mostly used!! (and i mean that in a good way cause there is too much wolverine but can never be enough storm)

Edited by Oscars94

He's fighting Azazel?

Edited by DonFelipe

YES to Nightcrawler. NO to all the other X-Men who already appear in other titles; especially Storm and Wolverine. Do they have to be in all (or every other) the X-Men titles? Well that's Marvel, I guess!

Posted by waezi2

Firestar is an X-Man now? I might pick this book up, despite my prejudice against the X.

Posted by KomicKev

No, they did not need to create yet another X-title for this. Instead it should be a story arc in one of the many, many books already out there - - even Uncanny Avengers if need be. A mini-series or an annual? Sure, that would be fine too. People's budgets are already stretched too thin. A new title is just unnecessary.

Posted by LordRequiem

I think it's funny how you guys haven't mentioned anything about movies. Thanks for that, I had to find out comic con movie information all over the place, I thought I could count on you, but no, you've been doing interviews about irrelevant crap that no sane human cares for.

Posted by Daycrawler

@komickev said:

No, they did not need to create yet another X-title for this. Instead it should be a story arc in one of the many, many books already out there - - even Uncanny Avengers if need be. A mini-series or an annual? Sure, that would be fine too. People's budgets are already stretched too thin. A new title is just unnecessary.

Gambit, Xtreme X-Men, X-Factor, Age of Apocalypse, Astonishing X-Men, have all bitten the dust (or will do soon). This and adjective-less X-Men mean it's 5 cancellations versus 2 new titles, so the X-book count is currently going down not up.

Just sayin'

Posted by HushoftheWind

so am i the only one confused on why they are calling this book "Amazing" X-men? So Spidey(Pete) come back i guess he'll have to settle for Spectacular or Web of again.

Edited by csguterres

@squalleon said:

Ed Mcguinness should go and draw a superman book again, his superman is just to great.

Not thrilled with this new title.Reminds me of return of Bruce Wayne...with x-men :-p

@sleepbutnodream15 said:

Not sure how I feel about this. What's gonna set this book apart from the others, aside from them journeying to find Kurt?

I agree.

@komickev

This is going to fill the role of the recently cancelled Astonishing X-Men - the X-Men as a group of heroes. Because WATXM focus on Quentin Quire and the other new kids, Uncanny focus on the Cyclops' outlaw team, and All New X-Men focus on the Original Five.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

Will have to get this at least to try it out.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

PLease answer my question. I'm getting paranoid lolololol =(. What are the chances of this title being collected, in hardcovers?! My OCD makes me annoyed everytime i read a softback.. i feel like at any given moment, the book will tear apart. Also this looks interesting.. more iceman the better, just wished Gambit was in this

Posted by daredevil21134

Welcome back Kurt

Posted by M1cAL

They should've just had a dope event to bring him back instead of another full "X" series

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Nightscrawler is back, in squash-buckling form!

Posted by Pwok21

Kurt had an amazing death, and it makes everything feel quite redundant to just bring him back.

Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf

One word: Lame.

I mean they only had an alternate-universe Nightcrawler on the team for the longest time...

Posted by BritishMonkey

I'm getting this series.

Posted by Meteorite

I looooooooove Nightcrawler! Depending upon how much money I have, I may add this to my pull list.

Edited by ShadowX

I have To say this doenst make it redundant. Nightcrawler died saving Hope Summers, at that point he died in order to save somebody who others belived was the mutant messiah( he wasnt sure if she was the "savior" or not) that act still stands. In fact, if done correctly Nightcrawler is in the unique position to see how his death effected Mutants as whole, he helped saved the mutants. And i think by making it a quest to actively seek out his soul it will be a heartwarming story that should build all the characters involved.

Posted by LenSnart

Wolverine again!

Posted by csguterres

so am i the only one confused on why they are calling this book "Amazing" X-men? So Spidey(Pete) come back i guess he'll have to settle for Spectacular or Web of again.

There are both "Uncanny Avengers" and "Uncanny X-Men", no problem in Amazing X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man sharing the title

Posted by Hassun

Utterly stupid, he had a great death and Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler was a very interesting replacement.

And we certainly don't need yet another X-Men title.

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