Marvel have announced, via the beaming presence of an interview feature with Albert Ching, that Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman will be the creative team for an ongoing Cyclops solo series. The book will start in May.
After the picture of Hepzibah will be spoilers for the most recent issues of All-New X-Men. All is safe until that point!
Focusing on the adventures of Young Cyclops – remember, there are three Cyclopses (Cyclopi?) currently in the Marvel Universe, and this series will focus on the younger time-displaced version of Scott Summers – the book will be set in space. Speaking on the announcement, Rucka says:
There’s something Gary Cooper about him that I really like. There’s something about this kid — and I’m looking at him very much as a kid; for our purposes he’s 16 — he’s really trying to figure out how to be a stand-up man. Right now, he’s got an example that he’s not in love with. The stand-up man version of himself is problematic!
So Cyclops is heading out into space, to do some Starjamming! That means HEPZIBAH!!
Yes, that was essentially all I could tell you about the series without spoilers. The big news is that the man leading Cyclops as he journeys through space? His father, Corsair – revealed to be alive and well after all. The character was killed off during ‘The Rise and Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire’ storyline, but the most recent issue of All-New X-Men reveals him to be totally fine. And flanked by HEPZIBAH!!
Here’s the cover for issue #1 the series:
The cast will feature Corsair, Hepzibah, Cyclops, and the rest of the Starjammers. Describing the first arc of the May-launching series, Rucka tells Albert:
The first three issues are done-in-ones. The first one is basically the decision that Scott and Corsair reach to go, “OK, hey, let’s go do this thing.” The second issue is them visiting galactic Manhattan, for lack of a better word, and interacting in a wonderful space city environment; them kind of feeling each other out, and getting to know each other a little better. Then in the third issue something happens that changes their relationship, and I don’t want to talk about what that is specifically. It’s not a “changes it for the worse,” it’s not necessarily “changes it for the better,” but something happens that puts them both in a situation where they can’t hide from each other behind all the other stuff that’s going on.
He also says:
So you know The Beat is officially on-board with this series. My first ever article here was banging on about how much I love Hepzibah, and I’ve been annoying you with comments about her for something like two years now. Hepzair has returned!