The famous X-Factor team of Louise and Walter Simonson is returning to the classic mutant team in April. Today, Marvel revealed the husband and wife comic creator power couple will be coming onboard the recently-launched X-Men Legends series for a story revisiting their fan-favorite X-Factor run from the ’80s.
Announced in November, X-Men Legends is described by Marvel as a title that “will feature the greatest X-Men creators returning to their original runs with all-new, in-continuity stories to tie up loose ends, resolve longstanding plot danglers, and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake up the past, present, and future of Marvel’s mutant Super Heroes.” The first two issues of the series will resolve the infamous “third Summers” plotline from the ’90s courtesy of writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Brett Booth.
The full announcement of the next X-Men Legends arc from Marvel can be found below. Look for the the Louise & Walt Simonson X-Factor storyline to arrive in comic shops beginning in April’s X-Men Legends #3.
X-MEN LEGENDS #3
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON
Art and Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Legendary creators Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson will be returning to the X-Men franchise this April in X-MEN LEGENDS #3. The pair will be teaming up for an all-new, in-continuity story set during their groundbreaking run on X-Factor— notable for introducing one of the X-Men’s greatest villains, Apocalypse, and boldly transforming Angel into the metal-winged Archangel.
Starring the original X-Men now defending the world as the mutant team X-Factor, X-MEN LEGENDS #3 will take place just before X-Factor #43. Having defeated Apocalypse, X-Factor now uses his mysterious sentient spaceship Ship as their base of operations. But when Ship begins to malfunction, they’ll realize Apocalypse’s true plans are just beginning to unfold. Don’t miss a rematch decades-in-the-making when the full breadth of this iconic villain’s original motives are finally revealed!
X-MEN LEGENDS will be a title like no other. Revisiting key runs throughout X-Men history, X-MEN LEGENDS will feature other greats such as Chris Claremont, Fabian Nicieza, Larry Hama, Peter David, and more returning to the X-Men mythos to tie up loose ends, resolve longstanding plot danglers, and uncover long hidden truths that will shake up the past, present, and future of Marvel’s mutant super heroes.
Launching in February with a story by Fabian Nicieza and Brett Booth that will finally resolve the famous “third Summers brother” mystery, X-MEN LEGENDS will reshape X-Men history as we know it! Don’t miss the original X-Factor’s grand return when X-MEN LEGENDS #3 hits stands in April! For more information, visit Marvel.com.