When Marvel Comics and Charles Soule announced their brand new volume of Astonishing X-Men that is joining the ResurrXion line-up of X-Men comics in July, there was one thing that was missing from the announcement. At the time the art team for the book was being kept a secret.
In a new announcement Marvel has revealed who will provide the art for the new series, with a bit of a twist. Unlike the last volume of the series that kicked off in 2004 with the team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday that ran through 24 issues & a giant-size issue, this new series will rotate in new artists with every single issue.
“The threat facing our heroes touches on all corners of the X-Men mythology,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “So each issue — illustrated by a superstar artist — will dig deep into one of your favorite pieces of X-Men lore, with some eye-popping surprises along the way. The last page of issue one definitely qualifies as one of those, and it’s bound to make X-Men fans very happy.”
That rotating stable of artists will start with Jim Cheung, Ron Garney, ACO, Phil Noto, Greg Land, Ramon Rosanas and more to be revealed later.
While it’s not uncommon now days for a series to have artists rotate in and out of each arc of the story, changing artist with every issue is not as common. Marvel has toyed with the idea recently including with James Robinson’s series Scarlet Witch where each issue was a solo story with a different tone and art style following an overarching storyline.
Old Man Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Psylocke and Fantomex. Assembled, they are the Astonishing X-Men. But what brings this eclectic collection of heroes together? A familiar menace has once again reared its ugly head – reborn, renewed and resurrected. To defeat one of their deadliest foes and rescue one of their own, the X-Men’s greatest will assemble for a mission that will take them places you never thought they’d go!
Astonishing X-Men arrives in July.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by JIM CHEUNG
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
On Sale in July!