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
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.