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UPDATE: Cyclops Will Return To Lead UNCANNY X-MEN

Not only will the character be returning to a leadership role, but he may experience a shift in his powers.

When we first posted about Marvel's UNCANNY teaser about a week ago, we speculated that based on the title and the red underlay of the graphic in the teaser, we had a funny feeling that this series would have something to do with Cyclops and the X-Men. Apparently, we were right. Artist Chris Bachalo who will be penciling the upcoming series that is being written by Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed yet another teaser image on his blog.

The image focuses on Cyclops, front and center, standing before what appears to be Magik and Magneto. It seems that the former X-Men leader won't be staying in prison for very much longer, and might soon be making his way out to rejoin his group of rebellious mutants. According to the artist, the decision to make the switch from WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN to the launch of this new UNCANNY X-MEN book was a "tough one," but that when Bendis approached him for the relaunch, "how do you turn down that offer." The artist went on to describe the book as being a little bit darker than what he's been working on lately, and that can also be attributed to the fact that the Phoenix Force "adjusted" some of the powers of certain characters. But wait, that's not all. According to Bachalo "as of today, there are two new mutants," and it's a "big jump that I'm sure will turn a few off," but that he and Bendis are "betting most will welcome and enjoy."

This is kind of big news for fans of Cyclops and the X-Men, and I'm sure many of you (myself included), are definitely looking forward to seeing how the Phoenix Force alters the powers of certain characters, and who these new characters are and what they will be like. Interesting stuff! What do you think of the news? How do you think these characters' powers will change? Do you think we will see a more powerful Cyclops? And is it just their powers that will be altered, or will we see these characters change psychologically, as well? Regardless, it is definitely an interesting time to be a fan of Cyclops and the X-Men.

UPDATE

Oh look, we were right. Earlier today Marvel released the full cover to the first issue of the upcoming UNCANNY X-MEN which Bachalo had teased about on his blog yesterday.

== TEASER ==

Cyclops will be joined by Magneto, Emma Frost, Magik and a slew of new X-Men in this upcoming series that is sure to be the "flagship" X-Men title.

What do you guys think? Does it look good? Are you excited about reading this series?

Source: Chris Bachalo Illustration

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Posted by quiksilver70777

I am not surprise that Cyclops is going to be back soon and leading the X-Men like nothing happen. After another Marvel's major event everything is going back to the way it was.

Posted by ectoborge

Love the mask!

Posted by JamDamage

AWSOME! Afro Samurai is now on the X-Men!!!

Posted by pixelized

Yay Chris Bachalo!

said no one ever.

Posted by JamDamage

@sEsposito7: I agree. I'm happy with the New 52 at all except for a few titles. I'm excited because of the changes made to the X-Men in terms of writing. I haven't been a big fan of some of the writing in a while with the exception of a few stories here and there. I love Bendis on most of what he does. The interesting thing is he's going to be writing a more easily aggitated and deadly Cyclops, and the teenage boyscout version from the past as well. I'm sure they'll play off of each other. As long as Cyclops isn't involved with the Jean Grey School of learing, that title should stay pretty damn original. The changes that have been made have got a lot of people excited, and negative fanboy responce has been at a minimum. A few nay sayers that just don't like Bendis because he's Bendis, but how long was he on the Avengers for? 7 years or something like that?

Posted by LB70145

Aw man, that looks like Surge and Prodigy in the background. I really hope I am wrong...

Posted by Spideycap

@pixelized said:

Yay Chris Bachalo!

said no one ever.

Yay Chris Bachalo!

Posted by hunter5024

Afro Samurai is a mutant!?

Posted by GBrutality

just me or does magneto's costume look dumb? in fact, i don't really like any of these new outfits. so, we're just gliding past the whole murdered xavier thing and letting him lead a group calling themselves x-men? ballsy.

Posted by cyberchop979

Love me some Bachalo. I was bummed when he left WATXM.

Posted by AlKusanagi

Dammit, why do I have to suffer through Cyclops just to get Magik in a regular book?

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Posted by dcfox

So far this and All New X-Men are probably the books I'm most looking forward to. Sucks to see Bachalo leave Wolverine and the X-Men. Not a fan of the current guy, Bradshaw.

Posted by Barubal10

While I'm very much excited for Scott's return, I don't dig the punk-overlord theme of the redesigns, they're trying to hard to make Scott and company 'scary' or something with the 'don't mess with us, human' vibe.

Next thing we know Emma becomes a Vuldarian warrior.

Posted by noj

I am definitely going to check this out. After schism I was totally on the Wolverine side of things and pretty much completely ignored all things Cyclops however AvX Consequences has definatley made me see him in a new light. That last page of issue 5 with Cyclops was just plain awesome. Plus Bachalo on art!

Posted by Sifighter

I like the idea of it but I would have to see how its written. For all I know it could be really good, or could be really bad but I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Besides lately Magneto has been more than just a villian and more of a good person who has done bad things.

Posted by Mercy_

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

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Posted by andmurdock

I've never really given X-Men a chance, but this sounds excellent. I'll have to try it out.

Posted by zackattack529

Man gillen did so great n this title..sucks he is off it :/

im still going to continue i guess my only tqo complaints are those costumes suck, but ill get used to them

and bendis doesnt do well with team boooks. so yaa idk i guess ill have to check out issue 1

Posted by Lokheit

@Mercy_ said:

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

When he said that? Don't dare break that couple bald man!! Don't you dare!!

Posted by Mercy_

@Lokheit said:

@Mercy_ said:

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

When he said that? Don't dare break that couple bald man!! Don't you dare!!

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"The romance is done. They are not together anymore romantically. It's pretty hard to come back from what they went through in Avengers Vs. X-Men." The breakup will "take a while," though, and Bendis said it's been "fun to write."
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Posted by GonnaRain

Emma and Magik's costumes look quite good, Magnetos on the other hand... I really love the Helmet, but the rest is, not an improvement, I liked his old costume better.

And really hating that Emma and Scott relationship is over, I'm honestly waiting it's not permanent.

Posted by xtremekidx

will try this as i have never read xmen before...

Posted by Mega_spidey01

the cover seem interesting and cyclops seem more interesting to me now that he's darker, gritty. i will add this to my pull list.

Posted by blackcobalt

@pixelized:

Yay, Chris Bachalo! He's one of my favorite artists.

Posted by Ramier

i dont get why people like bachalo's art, its not that amazing

Posted by ceniza

well ladies, villians it is.

Posted by hyenascar

So I finally get to hear about the real X-men. I LOVE this Cyclops. Finally he is doing what needs to be done. So pumped, except Bendis does worry me a little. He hasn't been horrible or anything. Just a little pacing problem with dialogue in teams. He can write solo characters very well. So now, more than ever is the time to see him pull it all together.

Posted by hyenascar

@DarthLydia:

The phoenix in every story, especially ones not including x-men, is the essences of rebirth. The whole reason it came to earth was to bring back mutants. It can't be destroyed.

Edited by Lokheit

@Mercy_ said:

@Lokheit said:

@Mercy_ said:

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

When he said that? Don't dare break that couple bald man!! Don't you dare!!

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"The romance is done. They are not together anymore romantically. It's pretty hard to come back from what they went through in Avengers Vs. X-Men." The breakup will "take a while," though, and Bendis said it's been "fun to write."

Fun to write?? That was Marvel's best couple ever! How he dares to say it was fun to write to split them?

But no, writters needed to constantly try to cause tension on that couple for the sake of it (like possessing Emma Frost 3 f*** times to make her kiss Namor.... really? 3 possessions to do that?? someone run out of imagination?) and now Bendis instead of what he should do (marry them after all they've been through) splits them... I'm starting to dislike the sound of this (I already disliked that Bendis was going to be the goto X-Writter...). My only hope is that Bendis uses to return everything to the state it was when he arrives (like Wasp and Scott Lang...), so maybe this only develops on them reuniting again as a couple.

Really, I couldn't find a better couple than them in Marvel Universe (not because they were 2 of my 3 fav. characters, but because how they complemented each other). Then writters felt the urge to mess with them for the sake of unnecessary drama. If this is all to make him date again Jean Grey I will be really mad, Cyclops and Emma made each other evolve a huge lot.

Posted by LordRequiem

Don't tell me Emma's put more clothes on, that'll be disappointing. And are they even white?

Posted by Pilgs

Looks good, I just hope they break the mold in terms of writing!

Posted by SavageDragon

Magneto looks awesome.

Posted by dboy4dashing

magneto? Is that u?

Edited by Xorion

as a cyclops fan I'll be reading this book even though I prefer more realistic look rather than bachalo but than again I'm having hard times to like the costumes. Why do you fuse AoA magneto and AoA sabethooth to make a new magneto

Posted by Shotgun

Is the girl with the hoop earrings and cropped hair Jubilee?

Posted by soir8

I like the new costumes, apart from Magneto - his helmet's nice, but I'm not sold on the rest.

Can't wait to see how there powers have changed. Now that the extinction team's smaller (and on the run), they could probably use a bit of an upgrade.

After reading AvX: Consequences, Cyclops is still the good guy to me, so what's he going to do now that his team are the "villains"? While I was very critical of how AvX was handled, I do like the changes that have come out of it.

I really enjoyed Uncanny X-Men's extinction team; after the unbelievable crimes committed against mutants for so long in the Marvel universe, it was nice to see Cyclops stand up and say enough is enough. The situation had clearly reached the point where he had more than every right to make protecting mutants his #1 priority, and the rest of the world could shut up and get out of his way. But now Captain America's taking on the responsibility of mutant protection... how will Cyclops take this, while he's being painted as the new Magneto?

Posted by mattwing87

@Shotgun said:

Is the girl with the hoop earrings and cropped hair Jubilee?

I was thinking that too! I sure hope so!

Posted by sethysquare

Cyclops looks like shit.

Posted by hunterscarlet

Is that Prodigy? I hope so!

Posted by Hareil0079

@Mercy_ said:

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

according to

http://www.formspring.me/KieronGillen/q/391596905915771145

it was cyke who broke it off.

Posted by Zeeguy91

@Ramier said:

i dont get why people like bachalo's art, its not that amazing

I wouldn't say his art is incredible, but I do think its better than a lot of other artists' work. And I think something can be appreciated about the way he draws characters' bodies. Its interesting cuz they're very stocky and straight, but its still aesthetically pleasing. Cyclops' body in that cover is a perfect example of what I find at least interesting about his art.

Posted by Zeeguy91

I think I'm gonna pick this up.

Posted by Mercy_

Grrrrr

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Posted by guardiandevil

This book looks awesome! Im most excited for this now, Im not a huge fan of Bachalo but he might not even be on the book that long

Posted by Superbat420

In a few years cyclops will be a villian he's getting too close to magneto

Posted by Rickbarry

The best part of this book? It will likely outsell All New and Wolverine & The X-men. Book's got pop, son!

Posted by Owie

I thought that (according to the last issue of Consequences) that Cyke, Mags, and Magic were going to be in All-New X-Men?  So all 3 of them are going to be in more than one series?

Posted by mjbiebs

So are the New X-men and Uncanny X-men series going to be related at all, or are they going in different directions?

I don't live the idea of this what so ever. Personally I would get rid of All New X-Men even though I know they wont

Posted by Thunderscream

@hunterscarlet: @Shotgun: Prodigy & Jubilee, I hope so! ...but it mentions "new mutants" so we'll see.

Posted by Rickbarry

@Owie: We only know that they're going to be in the first issue for sure. It'll likely show them on the run and Uncanny will take over once their little arc is finished.