Marvel has revealed a new teaser for the mysterious ResurrXion all week long, including an interview with Editors Mark Paniccia and Daniel Ketchum on Marvel.com. The project will follow after Death of X, and Inhumans Vs. X-Men. This new teaser image plays off of the “A New Beginning” tagline from last week’s Resurrxtion An Ending. A Beginning Teaser. This teaser joins Monday’s ICEMAN #1, Tuesday’s Weapon X #1 teaser, Wednesday’s JEAN GREY #1, yesterday’s GENERATION X #1, and yesterday’s CABLE #1, X-MEN BLUE #1 & X-MEN GOLD #1 along with images from throughout the team’s history.
But lets back up to last week’s Resurrxtion An Ending. A Beginning Teaser the teaser said “An Ending. A Beginning.” and so far we have seven new titles covering the X-Men/Mutants line of books all under the banner on “A Beginning.” Ever since Marvel started the resurgence of the Inhumans with numerous titles and an ever growing boost in their ranks thanks to the Terrigen Mists, at the expense of the mutants fans have let their outrage be known. The Terrigen Mists has been killing and sterilizing mutants everywhere, and it seemed like the rumors about Marvel phasing them out to spite FOX were true, until this week.
“Easy. X-Men are heroes. Of the Marvel Universe. These mutants have saved the world enough times they deserve to be called what they are.”
“Without spoiling too much about the ending of INHUMANS VS X-MEN, the X-Men have been living with a cloud hanging over their heads—literally. The current roster of X-Men titles has been defined by this pervading sense of doom, the fact that mutantkind is on the brink. Well, one way or another, the impending threat of extinction subsides, and this is the story of what happens next. The X-Men have a future. Now what are they going to do with it?”
“Extinction is no longer staring them in the face, so the X-Men can exhale and turn their attention back to doing what’s defined them since the beginning: Protecting a world that hates and fears them. These new titles won’t cast the X-Men as members of a species fighting for their survival but rather as big, bright, colorful super heroes who want to demonstrate to the world that they want to walk with them hand-in-hand into the future. They’ll have costumes with capes, a school, and softball games. Oh, there will be softball games. The goal is to tell exciting new X-Men stories while keeping an eye on the tropes and touchstones that longtime X-Men fans cherish.”
Outside of the solo titles for ICEMAN, JEAN GREY and CABLE, there are four new team books; GENERATION X, WEAPON X, and the flagship X-Titles X-MEN BLUE #1 & X-MEN GOLD #1 that will all bring back classic elements and fan favorite characters.
“With GENERATION X we’re tapping into the demand for the school book. The school is such a big part of the X-Men mythos it feels wrong not to have a series devoted to it for this long. And I think readers will like the cast and the creative team. This will be a book that will seem familiar but it’s going to have a very fresh vibe to it and I can see it being a very endearing run for fans of this kind of book.”
“WEAPON X is our darkest book and that’s an understatement. I’m asking my writer to push the boundaries on this, go as far as we can take it in the rating. I haven’t done a lot of dark books in my career at Marvel. I’ve always had that itch I wanted to scratch. This is going into the abyss. Visceral. Shocking. You’ll step back and for a minute and be like ‘What the [expletive] just happened? Did they really do that? I’m loving this!!!'”
“GENERATION X and WEAPON X follow in the footsteps of their predecessors in terms of tone and spirit, but otherwise they blaze their own trails.
So, GENERATION X will bring you plenty of teenage drama, school uniforms, awkward kissing, and young X-Men being thrown into peril that would test the mettle of even the most seasoned veterans. And—of course—Jubilee. Because how could you do a GENERATION X book without Jubilee?”
“Blue and Gold books are the return to the quintessential X-Men team books. Rosters you’re going to love. The kinds of stories we all grew up on. You’re going to dig them and maybe even feel a little competition between the books, trying to outdo each other. If I do my job right, there will be readers who are Team Blue or Team Gold. Don’t get me wrong. You’ll enjoy both but you will have a home team.”
“Let’s not skip over the fact that we titled these books X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD! From the top down, we conceptualized these series as our love letters to the characters and stories that made us the stalwart X-Men fans we are today. Both books boast all-star lineups and the adventures they embark upon are fitting of their statures. These are the classic heavy-hitter X-Men, doing what they do best.”
Daniel Ketchum: Some random thoughts I’ve had in the past week:
- If I say, “A beloved X-Man returns and will lead the X-Men into the future,” who will readers think I’m talking about?
- Who is Andre Mexer, again?
- Let’s be honest: Katya and Tatianna were the real winners of All-Stars 2.
- It’s always the Phoenix. Always.
- Stay tuned to Marvel.com and our social channels for the latest updates on ResurrXion as we count the days to Spring 2017!
Like the previous titles there is no further information on X-Men Blue #1 and X-Men Gold #1 yet including the creators, but it will be released along side of them in Spring 2017.
Stay tuned to Comic Frontline for more on this week’s ResurrXion teasers, and to Frontline LIVE 128 this Tuesday night at 9:30-ish PM ET as the Frontline LIVE Crew discuss this and more.