The X-Corporation, a concept introduced back in 2002 during Grant Morrison’s run on X-Men, is coming back in a big way. Marvel has announced that X-Corp, which will tie into the current X-Men line overseen by Jonathan Hickman, will debut as an ongoing title in May.
Tini Howard, the writer of Excalibur, will join artist Alberto Foche (Dan Dare) on the title. This title has been rumored since the launch of the Hickman-era titles, which Howard addressed with Marvel.com.
“Hello! Some of you have been waiting a while for this book, and I’m the one to blame. I first pitched this story because I absolutely love the weird corporate world within Marvel Comics — specifically books like New X-Men, All-New X-Factor, and the history of what the X-Corporation was before. But in a new mutant era of gates and deals, X-Corp‘s ‘corporate embassy’ is a bit obsolete — and I refuse to sell you guys anything I wouldn’t buy myself,” Howard said.
Howard said working on Empyre: X-Men gave her the chance to “test drive” some of the concepts she wanted to use in the title, which included Angel and Monet as “dual CXOs” and the inclusion of Madrox.
“Since then, I’ve reworked the book entirely — and you’ll know exactly why you’ve waited until now to see what they’re up to. I’ve got a corporate past myself, and it’s all going into this book. X-Corp: We’re Simply Superior,” she said.
“I’m very happy to contribute to the awesome X-Men comic universe and specifically with this series,” said Foche, who makes his Marvel debut with the series. “Tini’s scripts are intense and have a flair that I appreciate. I hope everybody enjoys reading this comic as much as I had making it!