In the aftermath of the opening shots of the new X-Men event Extermination, Marvel’s merry mutants have lost one of their own. The time-traveling giant gun-toting Nathan Summers/Cable, the son of Scott Summers & Jean Grey’s clone Maddie Pryor, was killed off in the event by an alternate younger version of himself as the presence of the original five X-Men in the present day continues to wreak havoc on the time stream.
While the X-Men have little time to mourn their losses (the vampiric alternate reality Storm known as Bloodstorm also perished) during the event, this December some of them might have that chance in the newly announced X-Men: The Exterminated #1 from the former Cable team of Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler with art by Neil Edwards and Geoff Shaw on the cover. The issue focuses on Cable’s adopted daughter Hope Summers as she is “attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival.”
Alongside the main story, the one-shot will also feature a new back-up from iconic X-Men writer Chris Claremont that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, with no artist named yet.
“This issue is our chance to say a proper farewell to Cable, to honor his legacy, and to really see the immense impact the time traveling mutant had on those closest to him,” said Nadler. “Most importantly, it’s about how the Summers family copes with grief, and the difficulty of forging ahead. The issue is packed with fan favorite X-Men from all different eras, and we’re super excited to be bringing them together, despite the somber occasion.”
X-Men: The Exterminated #1 arrives on December 05.
X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1
Written by ZAC THOMPSON, LONNIE NADLER, and CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and more
Cover by GEOFF SHAW, colors by ANTONIO FABELA
On Sale 12/5/18