Will the X-men ever come back from their exile in “licensed by Fox-land,” a purgatory of lessened emphasis, diminish licensing deals and general side-eye? Who knows, but they are hanging in there with a relaunch into Blue and Gold teams, a throwback to the days of 1991 (which we just reminded you of). It’s by Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf. There’s a preview of that below. But Marvel also tweet-teased a new book with Archangel and Logan involved, with teaser art apparently by Jim Cheung:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 6, 2017
CBR has the rampant speculation based on minute details covered for ya:
Promising “The comic series fans have been demanding!” X-Men members Old Man Logan and Archangel can be seen, along with a center portion blacked out to hide potential cast members. The artwork appears to be from Jim Cheung, who had a long run on “X-Force” from issues #82 through #100. One look at the mutants visible hints at a possible relaunch of the black ops “X-Force” comic, considering both characters have starred in previous volumes of the series. Two other blacked-out individuals are holding guns in the air — one a pistol and the other a larger rifle. Could these be Cable and Deadpool, who are set to co-star in the sequel to the 2016 hit “Deadpool?” If not Deadpool, the person holding the pistol may be frequent X-Force member Fantomex. It is interesting that the blackout in the center of the image seems to form the shape of an “X.”
Maybe X-forceish stuff then.
Meanwhile here’s that Gold book we told ya about:
From the ashes of Inhumans vs. X-Men, an all-new team will rise to make Charles Xavier’s dream become a reality! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside X-MEN GOLD #1 – the hotly anticipated debut issue, coming to comic shops everywhere on April 5th. Brought to you by the all-star creative team of Marc Guggenheim (X-Men, television’s Arrow) and Ardian Syaf (Superman/Batman), a new day is dawning for the Children of the Atom – one that is sure to please fans old and new!
Kitty Pryde has returned to Earth to find the X-Men in shambles. Now, the student will become the teacher as Kitty takes the reigns to assemble a team of the brightest, the toughest and the heaviest hitters in the X-Men’s vast roster. Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan and Rachel Grey. They are the X-Men, and they’re here to take mutantkind into the future! Be there as they embark on their first adventure in X-MEN GOLD #1 – available wherever comics are sold on April 5th!
X-MEN GOLD #1 (FEB170777)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art & Cover by ARDIAN SYAF
Variant Covers by DAVID MARQUEZ (FEB170782), BILLY MARTIN (FEB170781),
SKOTTIE YOUNG (FEB170783) and BOB MCLEOD (FEB170779)
Hip-Hop Variant by ANDRE LEROY DAVIS (FEB170778)
Corner Box Variant by LEONARD KIRK (FEB170780)
Party Variant by RON LIM (DEC168886)
Party Sketch Variant Also Available
FOC – 03/13/17, On-Sale – 04/05/17