Astonishing X-Men Gets New Line-up And Creative Team

The Astonishing X-Men are getting a big shakeup, and a new creative team to match.

Marvel exclusive writer Matthew Rosenberg (Punisher, New Mutants) and artist Greg Land (The Incredible Hulk) are taking the helm of the hit X-Men series starting in issue #13, and they're bringing a new line-up with them. The new team will feature Beast, Dazzler, Colossus, Havok, and Warpath, a line-up they revealed on This Week In Marvel

Rosenberg is being a bit vague when it comes to what exactly brings this team together but teases that it will put them in a place they haven't been in for quite some time.

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(Photo: Marvel Comics)

“We’re taking a slightly different approach to our X-Men on this team,” Rosenberg teased to Marvel. “The reasons they are together and what their mission is means that they are playing a role in the Marvel Universe that the X-Men haven’t played in a while.”

While this group holds classic X-Men like Colossus, Beast, and Dazzler, this is still a rather original lineup. Warpath has been used a great deal in X-Force centric lineups over the past few years, while Dazzler and Havok have been featured on a myriad of teams. Colossus has probably been the most used of the group in various teams, and is also currently a big part of X-Men Gold, what with the wedding to Kitty Pryde coming up.

You can check out the new cover for the series above, and the official description is listed below.

Astonishing X-Men #13

Written by Matthew Rosenberg

Art and Cover by GREG LAND

On Sale 7/4/18

Before the new team enters the picture Charles Soule and Gerardo Sandoval will bring their current arc to a close, featuring the current lineup of Havok, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Psylocke, Gambit, Rogue, and more. You can find the official description for that issue below.

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"THE FINAL SHOWDOWN FOR…A MAN CALLED X! It’s XAVIER and PSYLOCKE versus PROTEUS! In a battle for reality itself, which of these super-powered psychics will win? And when the dust settles, what’s next for the Astonishing X-men?"

Astonishing X-Men #12 lands in comic stores on June 6, while Astonishing X-Men #13 hits comic stores on July 4.