After announcing the titles return at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel unveiled the creative team as well as the first details about the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny X-Men in November. A 10-week event called “Disassembled” came with an image showing off 54 different X-Men related characters as all hands are seemingly on deck for this event.
This week though Marvel has debuted the cover for Uncanny X-Men #1 with a very pared down roster from that teaser image. This cover features Jean Grey, Storm, Iceman, Bishop, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, Beast, X-23, Cannonball and a returned to her original British body version of Psylocke. All these characters and more will come together thanks to writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kellly Thompson and Ed Brisson and artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Pere Perez, Yildiray Cinrar with Leinil Frances Yu and Edgar Delgado on covers.
Rosenberg, speaking with Marvel.com, said that this series is unlike some of the other current X-Men related books with narrower focuses on characters.
“We are making UNCANNY as huge as we can,” Rosenberg said. “We’re approaching it [as if] this might very well be the last X-Men story ever, so let’s make it matter. We’re doing all hands on deck, fate of the world stuff. It’s big and scary.”
UNCANNY X-MEN will launch with a 10-part weekly epic called “Disassembled.” Where the series goes from there depends on who is left standing! In this “epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance,” every remaining mutant on the planet will come together in “an adventure so Earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!” With stakes this high, it will take an extraordinary team to tell this story.
“I think the best X-Men stories need two things that often seem in opposition, but are entirely crucial. First they need real danger. The X-Men go through more pain, hardships, and suffering than any other superheroes. That’s their lot in life. And they always come out the other side, but that should be tested every time,” Rosenberg said. “And the second thing a great X-Men story needs is creators who love the X-Men. It’s easy to hurt and kill characters. It’s easy to blow things up with no thought. When it matters, when the audience cares, is when there is real pain and heartbreak behind it. When the storytellers were as upset doing it as you are reading it, that’s when an X-Men story works. And I’d put Kelly, Ed, and my love of X-Men against almost anyone in the world.”
Uncanny X-Men #1 arrives on November 14.