The X-Men are invading Marvel NOW! with a slew of brand new titles. Some of Marvel's A-listers, including Mark Waid, Rick Remender, Jason Aaron and Peter David, took to the stage to share some details about their upcoming titles.
ALL NEW-XMEN will feature the classic X-Men roster traveling to the present (or in their case, the future) and it isn't what they expected at all. Senior Editor Nick Lowe described the comic as "a huge, huge story in the works for years."
Already on the shelves, Rick Remender shared a bit about his latest title, UNCANNY AVENGERS. Speaking about Captain America, Rick says the Avenger feels the need to step up to the plate after Xavier's death and prove to humanity that not all mutants should be feared. Regarding the Red Skull's plot, Remender added it'll be a "bad, bad problem for the Marvel universe" and won't be resolved any time soon.
Fortunately, CABLE & X-FORCE sounds quite awesome. Writer Dennis Hopeless described the title as "taking all of the cool, badass '90s X-Force stuff." Cable is now cured of the T-O Virus and the team is on the run from the Uncanny Avengers. It was also added that Hope would be a regular in the title.
Cable's team isn't the only X-Force in the Marvel U, though. Psylocke will lead the team (consisting of a "female Fantomex" and Bishop serving as the villain) and Nick Lowe said the best way to describe the title would be "If David Lynch directed a James Bond movie."
Speaking of X-Force, Remender also shared a few remarks about UNCANNY X-FORCE... which is sadly coming to an end. "It's like getting divorced in a really great marriage. Don't buy the new series! Only remember mine!" he joked. He also assured that there's still a lot of surprises left before the series ends with issue #35. So while it's sad to see it go, it's great to hear there's plenty of twists to come.
As expected, Wolverine will appear in quite a few titles. However, his new title will be SAVAGE WOLVERINE. The runt will scout the Savage Land and it was swiftly summarized as "babes, brawls and brachiosaurs." Meanwhile, Wolverine's Uncanny X-Force teammate and longtime thorn in his side, Deadpool, is going to have his hands full with slaying zombie Presidents. When asked about a potential team-up with Cable, co-writer Gerry Duggan casually responded "stay tuned." Also, while this first story looks hilarious, Duggan hinted at the title eventually getting into darker territory.
As for X-FACTOR, Peter David promised that issue #245 will make you reach a point where you'll mutter "wait... WHAT?!" He joked that Marvel loves to tease big events well in advance (so true), but he says there's a moment or two thrown in there that'll completely shock you and make you wonder why Marvel didn't hype it up for months in advance. Pip fans, you be happy to know an entire issue will focus on the Troll.
Just like many others, I was wondering why Punisher was selected for the new THUNDERBOLTS team. After all, Frank isn't really known for getting along with others. Well, Editor Axel Alonso says all shall be addressed in the very first issue.
Viners, what title are you looking forward to the most?