Marvel To Publish ‘X-Men: No More Humans,’ First X-Men Original Graphic Novel In 32 Years
Believe it or not, the last X-Men original graphic novel was 1982’s God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson.
That’s about to change, though. A new 128-page OGN titled X-Men: No More Humans by writer Mike Carey and artist Salvador Larroca is set to hit shelves May 7, 2014. It will focus on the ramifications of the recent Battle of the Atom crossover. Specifically, the book will be about an X-Men team faced with a reality in which every single non-mutant person — including all the other superheroes — have disappeared.
“There are times in this story when it seems as though there isn’t any right thing to do — and when the different ideals and personalities of the X-Men threaten to split them apart,” Carey told USA Today. “We really throw them some monstrous, agonizing curveballs. And we see them, finally, finding the core of themselves and responding as the heroes they are.”
Though the book will tie in to a previous event, editor Nick Lowe said it should appeal to casual fans of the X-Men films in addition to diehard comics readers. The May 7 release certainly coincides with the May 23 opening of the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie.
The team in the book is a “dream team,” Carey said. It will have two Cyclopses (Cyclopes?), one from the present and one from the past, Jean Grey from the past, Beast, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm and Emma Frost.
[Via USA Today]