Friday, May 17, 2024

Rogue Leads A New Team Into The Future In Gail Simone’s Uncanny X-Men

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Mutants may no longer have a homeland—but they’ll always have a home!

Announced last month and launching in August, Gail Simone and David Marquez’s Uncanny X-Men will be the second of three flagship X-titles set in the upcoming From the Ashes era.

With Professor X gone and his school transformed into a nightmare reflection of itself called Graymalkin Prison, the series sees Rogue step up to be the pillar of Xavier’s dream alongside Wolverine, Gambit, Nightcrawler, and Jubilee. From their new base of operations in New Orleans, the Uncanny X-Men are back to being the outlaw heroes the world hates and fears—and the light in the darkness for mutants everywhere! Mutantkind made a big statement with Krakoa, and now, life is harder for them than ever before, but Rogue’s X-Men will be there to welcome mutants to their new found family.

A core group of essential X-Men rise From the Ashes to face a world without a home – and without Professor X! All bonds among the mutant community seem to be slipping away, and Rogue reluctantly finds herself as the hero designated to bring them back together…but a fearless, malignant power is out there hunting mutants, and it has a terrible secret that may destroy what remains of the X-Men.

“Most of my time lately has been spent trying to keep my brain from exploding right out of my skull from this book,” Simone shared. “It’s either the fun of all my favorite mutants acting in surprising and wonderful ways, the impossibly brilliant work of the art team, or the thrilling collaboration with all the other writers, but somehow every DAY is just filled with some kind of manic joy. Ever since I took the book, I’ve been scribbling notes and plots and bits of dialogue day and night. I feel like a kid at a carnival. Who DOESN’T want to write Rogue and Jubilee and Gambit all the rest?”

“Uncanny X-Men is the book that made me fall in love with comics,” Marquez said. “It’s been a dream come true getting to work with Gail, Matt [Wilson], and the whole Marvel editorial crew under Tom to put together this story: a badass, heartfelt, action-packed, character driven X-Men mystery. I hope readers have at least half as much fun reading it as we have had making it.”

“I absolutely have to take a moment to praise David Marquez,” Simone added. “Not only is this going to be one of the best-looking books on the stands, he’s simply an idea MACHINE and he makes every single page better than I wrote it. Anyway, come join us, we’re having an X adventure and you’re all INVITED!”

With three flagship titles and a host of additional satellite series, the upcoming From the Ashes era will present fans with a wide range of different approaches to the X-Men’s mission. Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman’s X-Men are ready to do whatever it takes to secure mutantkind’s future, even if it means revolution. Eve L. Ewing and Carmen Carnero’s Exceptional X-Men train and prepare mutants to survive the dangers they’ll inevitably face. Meanwhile, Simone and Marquez’s Uncanny X-Men are here to save everyone, making the world a brighter place for mutant and human alike!

Check out Marquez’s main cover as well as four exciting Uncanny X-Men #1 variant covers now! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

UNCANNY X-MEN #1

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

Variant Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Rogue Variant Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Variant Cover by ANDY KUBERT

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Images via Marvel Comics

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