It's no question that the X-Men are one of the most successful Marvel properties, so it wasn't much of a surprise to anyone when the publisher revealed the decision to launch a whole new title featuring some popular X-characters. We know what you're thinking (because we thought it too), there are already so many X-titles, right? Yet according to writer Greg Pak, this book promises to be different.
We're going all new, all the time,” Pak promises, “The joy of a book like X-TREME X-MEN is that literally anything can happen—we're running wild, pressing all the danger buttons, and pushing our characters to their limits. So as much as I love so many of the existing alternate Marvel realities, we're going to cut loose as creators as well and dream up new worlds that feed our big storyline and create the right kind of crises for our characters' emotional arcs.
The book will bring some very interesting X- characters to the forefront including Kid Nightcrawler, Dazzler, and alternate universe versions of both Emma Frost and Armor who you might recall seeing recently from Pak's ASTONISHING X-MEN. Now, you very well can't feature alternate universe versions of some of Marvel's most popular characters and not expect to see them jump from one dimension to the next, right? Pak's new series will see these characters do exactly that: take on threats on more than one dimension, which should definitely be interesting.
XTREME X-MEN will be written by Greg Pak and drawn by artist Stephen Segovia and will launch this July. For those wondering whether these stories will connect with the regular Marvel Universe, the answer is yes.
What do you think of Pak's new upcoming series? What of the decision to give Dazzler a more prominent role? Are you looking forward to this book?