‘Ultimate X-Men’ will feature Armor, Maystorm and more

Peach Momoko will offer a completely new take on the X-Men next year.

Readers of Ultimate Universe #1, which arrived in stores today, not only learned more about Jonathan Hickman’s approach to this new take on the Marvel Universe, but also saw preview pages from Peach Momoko’s upcoming Ultimate X-Men.

(And if you missed them, no worries — you’ll find them at the bottom of this post).

In conjunction with the release, Marvel has revealed more details on the title, which Momoko will both write and draw, and which will offer a very different take on Marvel’s merry mutants — something more like manga or the Demon Days stories she did at Marvel.

The two characters featured in the preview, for instance, aren’t pulled from the original five, who were first introduced in the 1960s, or even the “new X-Men” introduced in the 1970s — they’re Armor, a character introduced in 2004, at least in the beginning, and Maystorm, a new character who was created as part of a line of variant covers.

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