Another day brings another cover for Marvel Comic’s upcoming revival of Uncanny X-Men. Previous looks at covers for issues one and two of the ten-part weekly event story showcased a team shot of a handful of classic and popular X-Men and Jamie Madrox/Multiple Man recreating that team cover all by himself.
This time, the cover for issue three features a few of the X-Men along with Charles Xavier’s son David Haller, the mutant known as Legion. Well, at least half of him as he seems to be split with another person that could be one of his other personalities or something else.
Brought to life by 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, Uncanny X-Men brings together a ton of mutants (54 of them appearing on an initial series teaser image) for a storyline titled “Disassembled,” with Kelly Thompson highlighting the emotional stakes to come in the book.
“I love all these artist and so I feel incredibly guilty for what we’re putting them through,” Brisson said. “There are some pages we’ve written that I look at and think, ‘Wow, this is going to be amazing, but… oh man, this is gonna be hell to draw!’ So, Mahmud, R.B., Yildiray, Pere, if you’re reading this. I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.”
It’s not just the artists that will be put through the wringer with the story, as Brisson notes things won’t be easy for the giant amount of characters that will be appearing in the series.
“Anyone who’s read any of my work knows that I love to put characters through the wringer, and UNCANNY X-MEN will not be an exception. We’re pushing some of these characters in ways that they’ve never been pushed before. Characters who maybe haven’t had the spotlight in the past are going to have to step up and prove that they deserve to be on this team. We’ve given some of the younger X-Men, including my personal favorite, Glob, a chance to really shine, which I’m thrilled about,” Brisson said. “Because this is an X-Men book, there’s going to be lots of internal drama, which I think is going to cause this team to go off in some very interesting directions.”
Brisson made sure to point out what one of those directions will be.
“Choas. Absolute chaos.” He said. “This book will keep you guessing at every turn. There are going to be some pretty big players you haven’t seen in a while doing some downright crazy stuff. I think that there’s at least two ‘holy crap’ moments in every issue. Readers are in for a hell of a ride.”
Uncanny X-Men #1 arrives on November 14 with the rest of the series rolling out every week.