The story of the original five X-Men’s trip to the present day may finally be coming to a head as Marvel reveals the first details for the upcoming Extermination event.
Speaking to Marvel.com, writer Ed Brisson laid out the basic premise of Extermination:
“This series is about the Original Five—Jean, Bobby, Warren, Hank
The cover to Extermination #2 reveals at least one major villain in the series, Ahab, the mutant-hunter from the same timeline as Rachel Summers. Ahab isn’t the only piece of X-Men history making its way into the series.
“Our mandate going into this was, ‘Your back issues matter,’” Brisson says. “Every single Uncanny X-Men story involving the Original Five X-Men matters. If the X-Men are here, then they’re not where they’re supposed to be, fighting those they’re supposed to fight. What happens when that past starts to unravel? What’s the butterfly effect on our present?”
He also went on to describe how changes can already be seen in the original five X-Men themselves.
“In a lot of ways, they’re still the wide-eyed kids they’ve always been, but having spent several years in our present, they’ve changed their perspective on a lot of things. Jean and Scotty aren’t the classic
"We’re going to be throwing readers a lot of curveballs. All I’ll say is that this is a chance for us to clear the board a bit and that anything can happen to anyone at any time."
Extermination #1, from Brisson and artist Pepe Larraz, goes on sale August 15th. Extermination #2 follows on August 29th.