Marvel has announced that writer Christos Gage and artist Greg Land will bring the original X-Men — the black-and-yellow clad younger versions of Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman — to the future for “a sacred mission across the Multiverse.”
You might remember that Marvel teased a new X-Men title called New X-Men during the San Diego Comic Con this year. Per Marvel.com, this special will “set up a brand-new X-Men series launching next year.” For fans of the Brian Michael Bendis run on All-New X-Men, in which the Beast brought these five into the present day, you’ll be happy to know the story will explore some of the themes introduced during that run.
Here are more details from Marvel:
The first and greatest heroes to bear the X-Men name once traveled into their own futures and reset the course of history. Now another multiversal mystery calls them forth. When the dust settles, one hero will remain, trapped in the world as we know it. With shocking surprise guests and heart-pounding twists and turns, Gage and Land kick off a story that will shake the whole Marvel Universe!
Original X-Men comes out Dec. 20
And hey, with one teaser (kind of) revealed, it’s time for a new one. Marvel also teased this week an announcement coming at New York Comic Con. Billed as the “final battle of the X-Men’s Krakoan age,” it sounds like this is indeed the end of the story — or at least part of the story — started by Jonathan Hickman a few years ago. You can see the parallels in the two titles they are teasing for January: