Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.
This month in Marvel's June solicitations, there are some big returns of forgotten characters and costumes, a surprising-yet-welcome guest artist worth talking about, and two big debuts of mystery characters in familiar roles.
The ResurrXion is less than a month away, and we've got a look inside the first issue of X-Men Blue, the new book about the time-displaced founding X-Men, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina. All the press around ResurrXion has been about taking the X-Men back to their roots as supheroes, and that's definitely going on here, with the team leaping out of a Blackbird jet to stop a robbery on board a luxury yacht. And the thief turns out to be a classic X-Men villain, to boot.
The X-Men have had a rough few years, going back all the way to House of M, but 2017 might be the year they turn it around in a big way (depending on how their war with The Inhumans goes). Later this month, Marvel re-organizes its rosters of X-Men within the pages of X-Men Prime #1, a one-shot dedicated to establishing the new status quo of books like X-Men Gold, X-Men Blue and Weapon X.
Welcome to Costume Drama, where we turn a critical eye toward superhero outfits and evaluate both the aesthetics and the social issues that often underlie them.
For this installment I'm looking at five characters who've been redesigned as a group more than perhaps any other team: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel and Beast, the original founding members of the X-Men. In particular, I want to look at the costumes that the teenage versions of these characters have worn since they traveled to the present in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men.
After a series of collage teasers and plenty of speculation, Marvel has revealed the creative teams and rosters for the two X-Men books that start in April 2017, as part of the ResurrXion relaunch that follows Inhumans vs. X-Men.
All week, Marvel has been taunting us on its official Twitter account with teasers labelled "ResurrXion," which reveal the titles for X-books that come after this winter's Inhumans Vs X-Men crossover. Marvel has confirmed to ComicsAlliance that these are all new ongoing series, but aside from an interview on Marvel.com with editors Mark Paniccia and Daniel Ketchum, the publisher hasn't said much else so far, and no creative teams have been revealed.
While we wait for more details, let's look at these teasers to get an idea of what's coming for the X-Men line in 2017.
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