As many Marvelites know by now, long-time Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis has moved over to the X-Men franchise and has already stirred the pot a little with the first few issues of All-New X-Men being released. (This is not to be confused with New X-Men, this one is All-New!) For those who know nothing of this series to date (which, if you follow Marvel comics, is next to impossible), the classic original X-Men have been brought forward in time to the post-AvX world and they must come to terms with what has happened in the years since they left – which includes confronting their current selves.

Marvel has given us a sneak peek at the first few pages of issue #5, on sale in January 2013!

Marvel NOW! – ALL-NEW X-MEN #5 First Look!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at All-New X-Men #5, continuing the critically acclaimed new series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Stuart Immonen! What will happen when the original five X-Men come face to face with their current counterparts?! One thing is for sure, at the end of this issue, one of the original X-Men will be forever changed!

As part of Marvel NOW!, All-New X-Men joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of All-New X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Each issue of All-New X-Men features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new history! All-new consequences! This is All-New X-Men #5!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #5 (NOV120659)
FOC – 12/03/12 On-Sale – 01/02/13

So it sounds like a few things will hit a fan of sorts in this issue! What do you guys think? Is this a good direction for the X-franchise, or are you even picking up this title? Let us know in the comments below… but before you do, take a look at the first few pages of the issue!

All-New X-Men #5 - Cover

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