Press Release: Marvel Announces DAWN OF X – New Series: X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, MARAUDERS, NEW MUTANTS, FALLEN ANGELS and X-FORCE!

 

At Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con ‘Next Big Thing’ panel 6 X-Men series have just been announced…

Now new series by themselves or as a complete line restructure for any of Marvel’s ‘families’ has rather become business as usual – the more things change… and all that. But sometimes the selections of creative team, titles and characters just gets a buzz going – and this is one of those times.

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Scroll on for the full press release, line up and some stunning art – but here (in our humble opinion) is why this – and what specifically – is just a bit damn cool and will grab the attention of the comic-reading public…

First you’ve got a flagship team of top creators Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu on the lead X-Men title. Then – and yes we’re UK based ourselves – pretty much every British Marvel reader of any period is just hankering for news of the return of the British mutant team Excalibur… which is back courtesy of Tini Howard and Marcus To! Now there’s been some ropey incarnations of Excalibur but Howard’s starting afresh so the fan-favourite cast should bring home the love and here’s hoping the new Captain Britain hits the mark – high hopes here anyway.

But it doesn’t end there because it’s an ensemble title line-up with the return of the New Mutants and essentially the original team thereof, this also written by Mr Brubaker – with Ed Brisson for #1. Meanwhile our mutant heroes are appropriating the name of classic villains the Marauders, cannily led by the much loved Kitty Pryde. And Britain’s Psylocke herself leads a new team appropriating the name of the late 80s teen misfit title Fallen Angels. Which just leaves X-Force – and yes people do love ‘Dark X-Men’ but the line-up and set-up do sound particularly well conceived and likewise something to look forward to.

For us though it’s mainly about EXCALIBUR 😉 Colour us generally excited anyway…

That’s our take – read on and see what Marvel have to say below!

 

FROM MARVEL:

New York, NY — July 20, 2019 — With just days until HOUSE OF X #1 hits store shelves, Marvel announced six brand-new ongoing series with a suite of all-star creative teams to take mutantkind further than they’ve ever gone before, kicking off with X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, MARAUDERS, NEW MUTANTS, FALLEN ANGELS, AND X-FORCE!

Announced at Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at San Diego Comic Con, these new series will build directly from the universe-shifting events of HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.

“House of X and Powers of X lay the groundwork for a whole new world of X-Men stories for years to come, and the Dawn of X books are the promise of that new world come to life,” said X-Men Senior Editor Jordan D. White. “They are the start of the new era that will change how we think of the X-Men and the kinds of stories we tell with them. It all begins here.”

Starting this October, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Leinil Francis Yu will lead mutantkind into the Marvel Universe with the flagship X-MEN series, hand in hand with EXCALIBUR #1 written by Tini Howard and drawn by Marcus To; and MARAUDERS #1 written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Matteo Lolli!

Later in November, the Dawn of X will continue with NEW MUTANTS #1 written by Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson; FALLEN ANGELS #1 written by Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Szymon Kudranski; and X-FORCE #1 written by Benjamin Percy and drawn by Joshua Cassara!

These new series will kick off the first phase of Jonathan Hickman’s massive multi-year plan for the X-Men, redefining everything the world knows about mutants and their place in the universe. As the perfect jumping on point for new and long-time X-Men fans, these extraordinary series will change everything – with only more to come in the months and years ahead…

And this is only the beginning. The Dawn of X will begin this October!

X-MEN #1
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Penciled by Leinil Francis Yu
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR THE X-MEN!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
On sale October 2019

EXCALIBUR #1
Written by Tini Howard
Penciled by Marcus To
Cover by Mahmud Asrar
On sale October 2019

A NEW DAY IS FORGED!
Mutantkind has always been special…as has their relationship with the world—or WORLDS—around them. As this new era dawns, a new connection forms between mutants and the magic of the world… and that of Otherworld! Can the new Captain Britain forge a new way through the chaos with her companions Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Rictor…and Apocalypse?!?

MARAUDERS #1
Written by Gerry Duggan
Penciled by Matteo Lolli
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
On sale October 2019

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!

NEW MUTANTS #1
Issue 1 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & ED BRISSON
Issue 2 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ROD REIS
Cover by ROD REIS
On sale November 2019

THE NEXT GENERATION CLAIMS THE FUTURE!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!

FALLEN ANGELS #1
Written by BRYAN EDWARD HILL
Penciled by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
On sale November 2019

NOT ALL BELONG IN PARADISE!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!

X-FORCE #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Penciled by JOSHUA CASSARA
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
On sale November 2019

THE COST OF THE FUTURE ISN’T CHEAP.
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world—one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there… yet.