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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

230 Comments
Posted by madrid_san

Simply amazing!

Posted by wisesonAC

i can say one thing the costume is bad ass.

Posted by Michiel76

Is that Magneto or a cylon?

Posted by chocobojam

Now we know who is the mysterious Red X from teen titans.

Posted by Mokey

No Gillen. No deal.

Posted by stormphoenix

Go! Scott Yea!

Posted by TheHeat
@Timotheus316 said:

Cyclops altered powers? Omega beams. They go where he wants them to go!

This!
Posted by Cooke76

@Miss_Garrick said:

This is a bad idea. Cyclops should be serving a life sentence for his crimes!

When did preventing genocide become a crime?

Posted by Cooke76

@antemiusenteri said:

Just keep him away from the main X-men team, and i hope he doesn't call his team anything x-related cause it confusing, how are you gonna know who the good guys are ?

Guys who prevent genocide are generally perceived as the good guys.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Damn you Scott!

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Posted by Green ankh

I dont see a visor in Cyc. But i still dont like him. Didny know he had a fan base.

Posted by kid Apollo

not until seeing Bachalo's art did i actualy like Cyke's new look/head peice. if nothing else, this should be an interrest read

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Posted by Veitha
Posted by Spideycap

@Veitha said:

Well guys, that is Emma Frost with her new costume and not Magik, and Bachalo has posted on his blog the last part of the cover!!!!

LOOK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://marvel.com/images/gallery/story/19683/marvel_now_qa_uncanny_x-men/image/937836

Nice, finally I might be able to take her seriously with a little more clothing on lol. Any idea who all of the others are on the cover? I cant make any of them out really.

Posted by Veitha

@Spideycap said:

@Veitha said:

Well guys, that is Emma Frost with her new costume and not Magik, and Bachalo has posted on his blog the last part of the cover!!!!

LOOK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://marvel.com/images/gallery/story/19683/marvel_now_qa_uncanny_x-men/image/937836

Nice, finally I might be able to take her seriously with a little more clothing on lol. Any idea who all of the others are on the cover? I cant make any of them out really.

here there are some news about the title

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/uncanny-x-men-bendis-bachalo.html

Posted by JamDamage

I love the idea of Bendis on anything. I'm psyched about this. Never thought I'd be reading about Cyclops being in this position ever.

Posted by IllyanaRasputin
Posted by x_29

The art looks terrible.

Posted by DarthLydia

Phoenix altered powers? why? What happened to "No More Phoenix"?

Posted by psyboy2k13

If Emma gets telekinesis, then she has really swayed away from being her own character. The fact that she obtained the ability to turn her skin into organic diamond, made her more then just another telepath. Giving her telekinesis would be a step down. We already have enough telepaths and telekinetics around. I hope they think of something a bit more originial.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

It's a shame that Cyclops and Emma's relationship is over.

Posted by Veitha

@psyboy2k13 said:

If Emma gets telekinesis, then she has really swayed away from being her own character. The fact that she obtained the ability to turn her skin into organic diamond, made her more then just another telepath. Giving her telekinesis would be a step down. We already have enough telepaths and telekinetics around. I hope they think of something a bit more originial.

You're right... And if Emma gets telekinesis she will become almost unbeatable... one of the strongest telepaths with and indestructible body that can manipulate matter with her mind is... just too much lol

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@kagato: I'd say that's a certainty.

Posted by NuclearLife

This is the X title I've been waiting for since Uncanny X-Men ended. Maybe it's amplified powers, at least I hope. I'd love to see Cyclops closer to his brothers in power levels. And maybe they will add a few more "villains" to this extinction team.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@Cooke76: He took over the world, collasped all the governments, killed Professor X and probably would have killed all the Avengers if he wasn't stopped. This man stopped being a good guy AGES ago.

Posted by kagato

@Miss_Garrick said:

@Cooke76: He took over the world, collasped all the governments, killed Professor X and probably would have killed all the Avengers if he wasn't stopped. This man stopped being a good guy AGES ago.

Agreed, Cyclops crossed the line so long ago its a dot in the distance, im not saying he wasnt justified in wanting to save his race, but the way he went about it was all wrong! Ive often compared him to Magneto but he went further than that, he was more like Apocalypse!

Posted by Cyclops4ever

@kagato: you are on some serious drugs to make that comparison

Posted by kagato

@Cyclops4ever said:

@kagato: you are on some serious drugs to make that comparison

Want some? ^_^ Seriously though, the man wants to subjigate one species to let another live, i understand why he would but it also makes him a monster. Cyclops has no moral compass anymore, hes like a one man X Force only he always chooses the path with the most death

Posted by The_Goddess_of_Chaos

maybe rogues power will be out of control again???

Posted by The_Goddess_of_Chaos
Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

I hope to the comic Gods they didn't turn him into a Daredevil clone (even though the brain surgery was verified to be Avalanche.)

Posted by DefaultProphet

@BoyWander said:

So this is like his second mutation now? That'll be kinda fun to see. I believe the X-men anime brought up that you can mutate twice like Emma Frost (I also personally believe this is true for Wolverine as he can heal and has claws). So I'd like to see Scott Mutate further.

His secondary mutation is trigonometry

Posted by queenfrost_

OMG, that is Emma! YES.

Can't see much of the new costume but its about time she went back to black

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@kagato said:

@Miss_Garrick said:

@Cooke76: He took over the world, collasped all the governments, killed Professor X and probably would have killed all the Avengers if he wasn't stopped. This man stopped being a good guy AGES ago.

Agreed, Cyclops crossed the line so long ago its a dot in the distance, im not saying he wasnt justified in wanting to save his race, but the way he went about it was all wrong! Ive often compared him to Magneto but he went further than that, he was more like Apocalypse!

lol no
Posted by The Mast

Cool.

I bought all those issues of Avengers Vs X-Men hoping they'd just give him another team, and not keep him locked up. Cool. Cool, cool, cool. *Abed voice*

Edited by Cavemold

your welcome @Babs

Posted by Mutant God

I like Magik's costume.

Cyclops is saving the world, the only people who he kills are trying to kill him

Posted by InnerVenom123

I....

I want it, but... Bendis...

Guess I'll wait for the review.

Posted by BluDevil7

Bummer.

Posted by Cavemold

ill trade wait if its worth getting

Posted by queenfrost_

Mte, re: short haired red head white girl.

Where are the poc women? :(

Posted by Pwok21

Honestly Magento's helmet looks like his AoA counterparts.

Posted by queenfrost_

@Veitha said:

@psyboy2k13 said:

If Emma gets telekinesis, then she has really swayed away from being her own character. The fact that she obtained the ability to turn her skin into organic diamond, made her more then just another telepath. Giving her telekinesis would be a step down. We already have enough telepaths and telekinetics around. I hope they think of something a bit more originial.

You're right... And if Emma gets telekinesis she will become almost unbeatable... one of the strongest telepaths with and indestructible body that can manipulate matter with her mind is... just too much lol

Perhaps just a development on her telepathy then? With Prof. X out of the picture now, she could even become the most powerful telepath in marvel.

Posted by x_29

These re-designs look terrible.

Edited by judasnixon

Magneto is going sleeveless!?!  Senior citizen don't go sleeveless! Buy some  sleeves old man!

Posted by Simon_the_digger

Should be interesting

Posted by Sleepbutnodream15

Is Emma wearing her Black Queen outfit? The one from the Dark Avengers/Utopia series? And not sure how I feel about Magneto's costume. I like that the purple underwear is gone. I'll have to see it in color...and drawn by someone else besides Chris Bachalo.

Posted by Mr_Athrilla

Magneto has no peripheral vision

Posted by CellphoneGirl

I'm unsure if I really like the costumes or hate them. lol

Posted by Miss_Garrick

This is a bad idea! And Chris Bachalo as well?!? BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!