Sitting atop Doom’s throne as the surprise hit of Secret Wars is an X-Men series loosely based off of the cartoon, X-Men ‘92. The mini-series is becoming an ongoing after the marquee crossover. The new title will begin in 2016 announced via Newsarama. The tale will be written by the same creative team on the Battleworld limited, consisting of Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Alti Firmansyah of Star-Lord and Kitty Pride joins the book on art. The new teaser drawn by David Nakayama shares the classic ‘90s lineup of X-Men including Storm, Wolverine, Jubilee, Gambit, Beast, Psylocke, Rogue and Bishop. The heroes will square off against instrumental villains of the era such as Omega Red, The Brood, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, Exodus, Trevor Fitzroy and Fabian Cortez.
In explaining how the new series will be different from the mini, Bowers writers teased location and scale enhancements:
Chris and I are looking to do the same, but on a larger scale. Post-Secret Wars, the world of X-Men ’92 has gotten a lot bigger, and we plan on showing as much of it as we can.
Bowers also cited something surprising regarding the brand new series, noting that he intended to clean up some unfinished business:
There’s a couple of major story threads from the ’90s that were either dropped or never fully expanded upon that I’ve always been curious about. So now, I get to tap into my inner 13 year old and answer some of those questions for myself, and that’s been a blast!
Newsarama did not explain if the brand new comic is going to continue the release schedule of being a digital-first series. A print version collecting the first few digital installments of the X-Men ‘92 mini was released later on. When the series ships in 2016 expect to read more about vampire bears, Omega Red, X-Force ‘92 and surprise villains.