Last week Marvel Comics revealed that the returning adult Jean Grey, set to return in the upcoming Phoenix Resurrection series, will be getting her own team of merry mutants next year in X-Men Red. Now through a series of images released on Twitter, that team stands revealed.
As shown in the image Jean will be joined by current X-Men Gold member Nightcrawler, the king of Atlantis Namor (who had a stint on the team years ago), Wakandan mutant Gentle, Laura Kinney Wolverine, her clone sister Gabby and a brand new character named Trinary. Tom Taylor and Mahmud Asrar will helm the title, with Travis Charest on covers.
“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,” said series writer Tom Taylor. “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 for Jean Grey’s vision for the world, and I can’t wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I’m hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.”
There is no word what the team’s mission will be, but that is likely to come after Phoenix Resurrection actually begins so as not to spoil potential plots from that series. In a previous release about the series, Marvel teased there will be new uniforms, a new team headquarters, some new characters featuring in the series and a “surprising” new villain.
Taylor, of course, has written Laura’s title All-New Wolverine since 2015, where he introduced the character of Gabby.
X-Men Red arrives in February.