Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday's Headlines - Uncanny X-Men #1

Well, two days ago Marvel has unveiled the cover of Uncanny X-Men #1, the title's relaunch leading into ten-part a weekly story titled "X-Men Disassembled."

The cover shows a line-up of X-23, Jubilee, Beast, Cannonball, Iceman, Storm, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Bishop, and (the seemingly once-again Caucasian) Psylocke - though all 54 characters
shown in last week's teaser image could be included in the story, along with characters not seen there as well.

"We are making Uncanny as huge as we can," co-writer Matthew Rosenberg told "We're approaching it [as if] this might very well be the last X-Men story ever, so let's make it matter. We're doing all hands on deck, fate of the world stuff. It's big and scary.

"I think the best X-Men stories need two things that often seem in opposition, but are entirely crucial. First they need real danger. The X-Men go through more pain, hardships, and suffering than any other superheroes," he continued. "That's their lot in life. And they always come out the other side, but that should be tested every time. And the second thing a great X-Men story needs is creators who love the X-Men. It's easy to hurt and kill characters. It's easy to blow things up with no thought. When it matters, when the audience cares, is when there is real pain and heartbreak behind it. When the storytellers were as upset doing it as you are reading it, that's when an X-Men story works. And I'd put [co-writers Kelly Thompson and Ed Brisson], and my love of X-Men against almost anyone in the world.

Uncanny X-Men #1 is due out November 14, 2018.