Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday's Headlines | Marvel Comics News

Marvel Comics will be launching a new X-Men title, X-Corp, this February 2020 as part of Jonathan Hickman's "Dawn of X" line. Recently-signed Marvel 'exclusive' artist Carmen Carnero is slated to draw the series, as announced in this week's Captain Marvel #11 - the last of her run on that book.

"Don’t let Carmen out of your sights! Follow her into the pages of X-Corp, the latest in the wave of genre-redefining X-Men books! Issue #1 is on sale February 2!" read a statement from Captain Marvel editor Sarah Brunstad.

Carnero has a long association with the X-titles, drawing a portion of Peter David's X-Factor and Tom Taylor's X-Men: Red.

The name "X-Corp" (also called X-Corps and X-Corporation) was first introduced in Joe Casey and Ron Garney's Uncanny X-Men run as a paramilitary group led by Banshee. Grant Morrison tweaked it during his New X-Men run, making them localized support teams for mutants around the world, with offices (and teas) in major cities such as Hong Kong, New York City, Paris, and Mumbai. The organization was dissolved by Cyclops in the wake of "Decimation".

During House of X and Powers of X, the Hellfire Club was rebranded as a corpoation - the Hellfire Trading Corporation. It's not known if that 'corporation' could be associated with - or the - X-Corp.

Marvel have not revealed the writer of X-Corp. X-Men Group Editor Jordan D. White has previously revealed that writers Vita Ayala and Leah Williams are working on unspecified X-Men related projects as part of Hickman's X-Men titles, and both White and Hickman have openly courted former Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen for the line on Twitter.