A lot of Marvel and ResurrXion news and such like rolled out so here is your handy digest of things you missed.
¶ Generation X is back! Like all previous mutant franchises, they are coming back as part of 2017’s ResurrXion. Christina Strain (Runaways, Civil War II: Choosing Sides) and artist Amilcar Pinna (Astonishing X-Men, All-New Ultimates) and cover artist Terry Dodson bring it to you next spring. These scrappy underdogs proving they have what it takes to be post-millennials AND X-men!
Once a shining beacon and safe haven for young mutants everywhere, the next class of X-Men begin their long journey right here at the Xavier Institute. But let’s face it: not all mutants are created equal. Some young mutants aren’t cut out to be the next X-Men. You just hope will survive their first run-in with a Sentinel. But Jubilee isn’t about to sell her class of underdogs short. Under her instruction and mentorship, she hopes to navigate them through growing pains and dangers that would put even the most seasoned X-Men to the test!
“Traditionally, the Xavier Institute’s been the place for societally rejected young mutants to seek shelter,” says writer Christina Strain in an interview with Marvel.com. “Once there, they’re taught how to properly harness their powers and sometimes, after graduating, some of them have gone on to become full-fledged X-Men. But let’s be real for a second. Not every young mutant is X-Men material…”
GENERATION X #1
Written by CHRISTINA STRAIN
Art by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover by TERRY DODSON
§ Iceman is back getting his own series this spring by Sina Grace (All-New X-Men) and Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors, Avengers Arena) with covers by Kevin Wada. And yes he’ll still be gay. And maybe more powerful, but definitely more chill as Grace told Nerdist:
Despite being one of Marvel’s fabled “Twelve” (their upper echelon of the most powerful mutants), Iceman has never really seemed all that powerful. Sometimes his powers are crazy and off the charts, but most of the time they’re just kind of adequate. On the subject of whether or not the new Iceman series would definitively address Bobby’s power levels, Grace said, “With this series, you’ll see how much knowing yourself and understanding yourself helps inform the scope of your abilities, both as a human being and also as a superhero. We are gonna play with it to be sure, because this guy is an Omega Level mutant at the end of the day.”
Written by SINA GRACE
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by KEVIN WADA
Coming this Spring!
¶ US Avengers, a timely tale of how “the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on” is previewed.
Prepare yourselves for the coming of…AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHANICS! Now operating as part of the U.S. Government, A.I.M. will dare any danger – no matter how awesome it may be. They’ll fight the good fight to protect their nation from the weirdest, wildest, threats around. Sunspot, Cannonball, Iron Patriot, Enigma, Captain America 20XX, Squirrel Girl and the Red Hulk – the most patriotic super-group of them all is here and they’re ready to save the day. And you better believe they’ll do it all looking tried and true in the red, white and blue! Are you ready? Can you handle…the U.S.Avengers? Don’t miss one moment of the high-octane action when this can’t-miss new series debuts on January 4th in U.S.AVENGERS #1!
U.S.AVENGERS #1 (OCT160723)
Written by AL EWING
Art & Cover by PACO MEDINA
Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN (OCT160724)
Hip-Hop Variant by OMAR CASANOVA (OCT160726)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT160727)
XCI Variant by MIKE PERKINS (OCT160728)
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (OCT160725)
State Variants by ROD REIS Also Available. See Diamond Order Form For More Info.
FOC – 12/05/16, On-Sale – 01/04/17
§ Marvel and Funko have teamed on a serie sof digital shorts. The first, Spellbound, featues Spidder-Man, Iron Man and Loki. The second, Bait N Switch, comes out on 12/7 and features Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to try and set his buddy, Groot, free. The third, Chimichangas, comes out on 12/14 and if you have been paying any attention whatsever, you know who’s in it.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.