Marvel Comics have released a first look at X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1, due out on September 4 and with contribution from every major X-writer and a number of hot artists.
From Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez & Giuseppe Camuncoli, comes the beginning of a ten-part event story Marvel is promising will shape the future of the X-Men as it celebrate's the property's fifty-year history.
Here is, in part, what the publisher has to say about the first issue, which kicks off a two-month storyline culminating with X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2 but featuring two issues each of the four X-Men titles in between:
"Hank McCoy brought the original X-Men into the present in the hopes of changing the course of history and stopping Scott Summer’s mutant revolution before it even begins. But as the young and confused X-Men try to cope with their devastating futures, the team begins to unravel from the inside. And just as mutant civil war is about to hit its boiling point, an unexpected third party comes in to change the game—the future X-Men! They’ve traveled back in time with a warning—the original X-Men need to go back to their rightful time or they will be the final nail in mutantkind’s coffin. They risked everything to come to the past and won’t leave until the All-New X-Men are back in the past.
"Who will become unlikely allies? What is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s master plan? What are the consequences for altering time and space? Most importantly, what will determine the fate of our favorite superheroes?"
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