Marvel’s New X-Men Line-Up Has Some Un-X-pected Surprises

Marvel’s New X-Men Line-Up Has Some Un-X-pected Surprises

The Marvel comics universe version of the official X-Team has been a bit in flux since the mutant nation of Krakoa was formed for Jonathan Hickman’s earth-shattering stewardship of the X-Book line. That changes in July, when writer Gerry Duggan, artist Pepe Larraz, and colourist Marte Gracia debut (the newest) X-Men #1, with an intriguing new line-up.

Image: Pepe Larraz and Marte Garcia/Marvel Comics

I believe this is the first time Laura has been the team’s “main” Wolverine, in this new era at least, which is very cool. Synch and Polaris have traditionally been members of Generation X and X-Factor respectively — actually, has Synch has ever been an “official” X-Man before? — while Sunfire hasn’t really been part of the team since the early ‘70s, shortly after his debut. So that’s a very interesting assortment of mutants to fill out the X-ranks, especially as the premiere representatives of Krakoan society.

“Mutants have saved themselves, and are now going to save the world,” Duggan told “Krakoa will grow roots in the capital of the world, New York City, and the inaugural year will star Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch, Sunfire, and Polaris. The threats to Earth will come fast and hit hard, and every page from Pepe and Marte will blow your hair back.”

X-Men #1 will be out in July, but the team will make their Marvel universe debut at the Hellfire Gala in June.