Marvel is in full swing announcing details for for Destiny of X, the next phase of the current Krakoan status quo for the X-Men titles including several new series such as Immortal X-Men, Knights of X, and X-Men Red. Today the publisher announced details for the upcoming series Legion of X from writer Si Spurrier and artist Jan Bazaldua. No colorist or letterer were named in the announcement.
Here’s how Marvel described the series:
To remain a mutant sanctuary, Krakoa must safeguard itself against those who would damage its peace or traumatize its people. The lost must be found, and the wicked must face redemption — or retribution. It’s up to the ever-soulful swashbuckler Nightcrawler to keep the spark alive and the omega-level mutant Legion to host a unique team in the psychedelic mindspace called the Altar. With a host of X-Favorites on the beat including magical young X-Man Pixie, one-man riot squad Juggernaut, the recently-returned and ever-mysterious Blindfold, the X-Men’s resident super genius Dr. Nemesis, and more, the Legion of X will do anything to protect mutants’ right to pursue happiness and hope. The team will come out of the gate with some of the most intense missions Krakoa has faced to date including a hunt for a missing Arakkii god, a skinjacker possessing innocent mutants, and a villain worth praying for… Prepare to meet these exciting new additions to the X-Men’s iconic rogues gallery as LEGION OF X bares mutantkind’s heart and soul!
Spurrier is no stranger to the X-Men titles, having redefined Professor Charles Xavier’s son David Haller and his struggles with mental health in a critically acclaimed run on the X-Men: Legacy title over a decade ago. Last year, Spurrier returned to the world of the X-Men with the Way of X title where David Haller featured prominently. Way of X came to an end after five issue and an Onslaught Revelations one-shot. As the press release suggests, fans can anticipate plot threads to be picked from Way of X.
Here’s what Spurrier had to say about Legion of X:
“I’ve wanted to do a precinct-style ensemble story since I first read HOUSE OF X. For the first time, the Marvel Universe has this densely packed, beautiful (and beautifully volatile) population of superhumans, out in the open, all in one place. It needs peacekeepers, sure… but it’s a mistake to think of them as simply cops. You don’t get far in Krakoa if the limit of your imagination is beating people up or reaching for a gun. Mutant civilization needs those who think differently.
That’s where Nightcrawler, Legion, Pixie and Juggernaut come in — along with a rotating cast of your favorite mutants and non-mutants. And a couple of new faces you’re going to want to watch very, very closely…”
Jan Bazaldua has been an artist on the rise recently, most notably designing the new Captain America inspired queer character Aaron Fischer. Spurrier expressed excitement to collaborate with Bazaldua on the upcoming book:
“I couldn’t be prouder to be helming this new title, with the incredible Jan Bazaldua doing the work of her life. It’s no secret that the writers of the X-office have formed one of the tightest cells of additive cross-title creativity in our industry. It’s no exaggeration to say that the events you’ll encounter in LEGION OF X are dominoes being flipped whose chains of repercussion will feed the greatest earthquake in modern comicdom, which is rumbling devastatingly down the pipe towards you even now…”
Look for Legion of X #1 sporting a cover by Dike Ruan and a teaser variant cover by Bob Quinn to arrive in stores on April 20, 2022.