Nightcrawler is joining a new X-Men squad and he’s getting a new look to go with his new team.
Marvel Comics has revealed Travis Charest's cover for X-Men Red #2, arriving in March 2018. The cover features Nightcrawler, the X-Men’s mutant teleporter, in his brand new costume. The costume was first revealed when the X-Men Red character roster was announced, with practically everyone on the team receiving a new look.
In addition to Kurt Wagner’s new red costume, the cover to X-Men Red #2 also reveals that Nightcrawler is growing a beard, which brings up some interesting logistical questions since Kurt’s entire body is covered in fur.
Take a look below:
X-Men Red is being written by Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine) and drawn by Mahmud Asrar (Wolverine and the X-Men), with covers by Charest. In addition to Nightcrawler, the team will be led by the soon-to-be resurrected Jean Grey and also includes Wolverine, Honey Badger, Gentle, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and new character Trinary.
“As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-Men Red is a dream,” Taylor said in an earlier press release. “The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I'm very excited about the story we're telling in these pages. I'm excited
“Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I'm pretty excited to be a part of her return,” said Asrar. “The stories we plan to tell really captures the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up. It’s just a delight to be working with this team. I have been working on many components of this book, including the designs of the characters old and new, and I haven't been this eager to see the response to this book in a long while.”
X-Men Red #1 goes on sale February 7, 2018.