The mutants of the X-Men are going to be very big parts of the Marvel Universe this year, and as is Old Man Logan. In fact, the character is going to be front and center this coming July, when he takes the leadership role in a new team packed with fan favorites.
That team in question is the Astonishing X-Men, and Marvel has been teasing the lineup for several days. Finally, the full lineup has been revealed, and it's a rather formidable squad. The lineup includes Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Psylocke, and Fantomex, and will put the group against a familiar enemy, though it's not known who that will be just yet.
The book will be helmed by writer Charles Soule, and the debut issue will have a cover by Jim Cheung, which you can view in the gallery. While the artist hasn't been announced, Marvel Editor and Chief Axel Alonso thinks the book will represent its title well. “If you’re going to relaunch a book called ‘Astonishing X-Men,’ it had better live up to the title. Charles and his soon-to-be-revealed collaborators are about to unveil a story that touches every corner of the X-Men mythology, and the first issue alone will have massive ramifications for the Children of the Atom. We can’t wait to tell you more about this book.”
Soule is excited to get started and thinks longtime fans of the X-Men will all find something to enjoy. "The book is designed to tell a very focused, specific story, with a few cool main villains,” says series writer Charles Soule. “I'm writing it like a puzzle box, with new layers and reveals opening up every issue. So, you'll never know exactly where it's going to go next - but the structure is built in such a way that almost anything from the long, incredible history of the X-Men can pop up. If you think about these characters, they've been present or involved for virtually every major era of X history, all the big events. That'll play a role in a big way."
You can read the official description for the issue below, and the debut cover can be found in the gallery.
Old Man Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Psylocke and Fantomex. Together, they are the Astonishing X-Men. But what brings this eclectic collection of heroes together? A familiar menace has once again reared its ugly head – reborn, renewed and resurrected. To defeat one of their greatest foes and rescue one of their own, the X-Men’s greatest will assemble for a mission that will take them places you never thought they’d go!
ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by CLASSIFIED
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale in July!