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.

Molina's art is just perfect, with each X-Man having their own distinctive look (aided by Jamie McKelvie's costume designs), and no less than two heroic group shots in just this four-page preview.

X-Men Blue #1 is out April 12, and features variant covers by Billy Martin, Leonard Kirk, Ramon Villalobos, as well as two featuring revamped art by Jack Kirby and Jim Lee.


Art by Jorge Molina
Art by Jorge Molina
Art by Jorge Molina
Corner Box Variant by Leonard Kirk
Variant Cover by Billy Martin
Hip Hop Variant by Ramon Villalobos
Kirby 100th Variant by Jack Kirby
Variant Cover by Jim Lee


Here's the official word from Marvel:

This April, the original X-Men unite once more to protect a world that hates and fears them. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside X-MEN BLUE #1 – the highly anticipated new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina! With Jean Grey at the helm, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Angel will set out to embody their mentor Charles Xavier’s dream. Friendly faces and familiar foes abound as the original Children of the Atom set out on a new journey. But how long will their adventure’s last before they come face-to-face with their one of their greatest enemies?

“Without these original five there would be no X-Men,” says Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “The adventures Cullen Bunn and company have in store for them will excite fans of any X-Men team, touching on familiar themes and fresh twists on classic villains.”

Plus – don’t miss a special backup tale from Cullen Bunn and Matteo Buffagni that features the shocking return of an ultimate fan-favorite X-character! It’s all happening on April 12th in X-MEN BLUE #1!


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