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Kieron Gillen to Co-Write ‘Uncanny X-Men’ With Matt Fraction

Marvel announced today that “Thor” writer Kieron Gillen will be joining Matt Fraction as the co-writer of “Uncanny X-Men” this December in issue #531 where the X-Men will face the loss of their powers thanks to the Sublime Corporation. This isn’t the only overlap between the work of the two writers, who have both been involved in the “Generation Hope” X-Men storyline; Gillen is also currently scripting “Thor,” where Fraction will be taking over as the writer later this month.

Greg Land will continue as the artist. Check out the full press release after the jump.Marvel is proud to announce that newly-exclusive writer Kieron Gillen (Thor, Generation Hope) will join Eisner-winning, superstar writer Matt Fraction as co-writer on Uncanny X-Men! Beginning with Uncanny X-Men #531, Fraction and Gillen pit the X-Men against what may be their greatest threat yet-the loss of their powers at the hands of the Sublime Corporation, as the malevolent force puts into action its master plan!

“For the last thirty years, Uncanny X-Men has been superhero comics’ truest reflection of the age. That’s what I have to live up to and take it into the future, trying to write the definitive twenty-teen take on the X-Men,” explained Gillen. “Any less is underselling what the book deserves. Co-writing with Matt seems a worryingly natural development, as we were friends, then were working together creating the five lights for Generation Hope. The exclusive is the proverbial gravy. In the words of Ms. Knowles:’ They liked it. They put a ring on it.’”

Fraction added, “As a writer? This feels like Kieron and I have already been working on the book for several months anyway, what with the ‘Five Lights’ story and cueing up what he needed for Generation Hope, so this is a perfectly natural extension of that. As a reader? There’s literally no one else in the world I want to read writing X-Men more than Kieron. He’s great. He’s dangerously great. And he’s dying… Dying TO ENTERTAIN YOU.”

UNCANNY X-MEN #531
Written by MATT FRACTION & KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON-SALE IN DECEMBER

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