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All focus goes to the villains as Marvel reveals X-Men Black to be series of villain-centric one-shots

Magneto, Emma Frost & more villains will take the spotlight in a series of one-shots under the X-Men Black banner

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Shortly before San Diego Comic-Con began, Marvel dropped a teaser with Magneto and the title X-Men Black upon it. It seemed that there was going to be another colorful X-Men centered title arriving this fall just in time to replace the September concluding X-Men: Gold X-Men: Blue). During their X-Men panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel pulled back the proverbial curtain.

As reported by Newsarama, the previously teased X-Men: Black series is likely not what many expected. Rather than being an ongoing series, X-Men: Black is a series of five one-shots featuring stories on five X-Men villains. Those villains are Magneto, Emma Frost, Juggernaut, Mojo, and Mystique with every issue featuring a back-up story about Apocalypse from the Cable series team of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson.

The creative teams are:

  • Magneto: Chris Claremont & Dalibor Talajic
  • Mojo: Scott Auckerman & Nick Bradshaw
  • Mystique: Seanan McGuire & Marco Failia
  • Juggernaut: Robbie Thompson & Shawn Crystal
  • Emma Frost: Leah Williams & Chris Bachalo

Each cover will be drawn by Scott J. Campbell, just like the teaser image shared, and the mini will roll out weekly in October.

 

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