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The Future of Uncanny X-Men Is Marvel NOW!

Simon Peter Curran 11/09/2012 Reviews

This coming February prepare for a change that will affect all of mutant kind for years to come. Cyclops is back and he has some serious business to take care of. As part of the Marvel NOW! Initiative, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil, Powers, Avengers) and Chris Bachalo (Sandman, X-Men, Avengers) bring you a brand new Uncanny X-Men series that is surely to be like no other!

The iconic, flagship X-Men book returns after the devastation left in the wake of the Phoenix force’s recent trip to planet earth. The world has changed, parts of which now lie in ruins after the exploits of this Summers blockbuster event: Avengers Vs X-Men. A new world is rising from the ashes and in steps a new team of X-men along with it. But just what are they? Revolutionaries dedicated to the preservation of mutant and humankind alike? Or dangerous mutant terrorists bent on proving the superiority of the mutant race? Whatever his mission may be Cyclops, along with the help of Emma Frost, Magneto and Magick, has been scouring the earth in search of new mutants to bolster his ranks.

Uncanny X-Men 1 Cover

[quote]“What Brian and Chris have planned for Cyclops’ team in the post-‘Avengers VS. X-Men’ landscape is nothing short of its adjective, ‘uncanny’. “Mutantkind has been going through a reEvolution over the past couple years. The pressing question now is, who will lead them into the future?” – Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. [/quote]

Marvel NOW! Is the groundbreaking initiative, making comic books not just a literary medium, but an all in one entertainment experience. With the use of Marvel’s brand new Augmented Reality application available for iOS and Android devices, readers can access special augmented reality content available that is exclusively available through app. This contains, but is not limited to… cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

[quote]“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners. We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”  – David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment[/quote]

 

An all-new direction! An all-new team! All-new threats! This is Uncanny X-Men NOW!
This February, Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo redefine what it means to be a mutant in Uncanny X-Men!
UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
ON SALE FEBRUARY 2013

Stay Tuned to Comic Booked.com for more breaking Marvel News. It’s a great time to be a comic fan…this book can’t hit soon enough!

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About The Author

Hailing from the North West of merry old England. Simon is a professional Film and TV Composer. A lover of bacon and full time nerd, he is also a scriptwriter and an aspiring film maker! Batman is his moral compass. +Simon Peter Curran

  1. Knighti2 11/09/2012 at 6:02 pm

    Marvel NOW can suck it.

  2. Sokos6 11/09/2012 at 6:03 pm

    can't wait for this book. Going to be AWESOME!!!

  3. arsautbine 11/09/2012 at 6:04 pm

    Three wonderful things new to me as of this year are X-Men, Avengers and my iPad. Yes, I was unfamiliar with those until this year. And now I love them all! I'm super excited about Marvel NOW! and seeing where this is all going. That Augmented Reality app is something that I MUST check out!

  4. kcassidy 11/09/2012 at 6:07 pm

    Magneto's helmet looks very much like the AoA one… Not a fan of Cyclops helmet, but Bendis did some amazing things with Avengers and now it looks like he has his sights set on the Mutants!

    • Sokos6 11/09/2012 at 6:21 pm

      Not trying to be some Bendis fanboy, but I'll geek out all day about him leading the charge on this book. I'm about 100% certain that this is going to be a huge hit. Thoughts?

      • @thesimonpeter 11/09/2012 at 6:32 pm

        Anything he touches turns to gold in my opinion! A phenomenal few years on The Avengers shows that he can balance big team books with special and often touching character moments too

  5. itcamefromthearchive 11/09/2012 at 6:12 pm

    Interesting, been waiting for news on this for a while! Looks great!

  6. @thesimonpeter 11/09/2012 at 6:15 pm

    Bendis, X-Men, new team…what's NOT to love? Bring on Marvel NOW! I can't wait!

  7. Sokos6 11/09/2012 at 6:19 pm

    I love comics on my ipad. Changed my life….lol. Well, not really, but It is damn cool, and looks beautiful!

  8. @thesimonpeter 11/09/2012 at 6:25 pm

    Im a HUGE fan of digital comics, have you tried out the AR app yet? Its actually mind blowing!

  9. Christian_J 11/09/2012 at 6:40 pm

    Hmmmm, sounds like Cyclops is amassing a army of mutants…..I'm down for it. I like the direction they've been going with him.

  10. Naomi 11/09/2012 at 7:03 pm

    Really looking forward to uncanny x-men after reading AvX! As long as cyclops is not leading the new team I'm happy also looking forward to reading marvel on my ipad sounds awesome!!

  11. Knighti2 11/09/2012 at 7:49 pm

    I see more people walk away from books because of all this "rebooting" then I see stick around. Im about tired of collecting 100 new X-titles that start over again constantly and I have been reading Uncanny since around 1985 or so.

  12. Škorpijon Luna 11/10/2012 at 2:12 am

    Damn, how much farther can Cyclops fall?

  13. Skott_Jimenez 11/10/2012 at 2:22 am

    Let's end Uncanny X-Men so we can relaunch it again from another #1. Things like this make me glad I'm not an X-Men readers.
    But this Marvel NOW! thing is really getting disappointing.

    I do with they would stop with that AR junk though, it's really annoying. I want to read my comics, no have some 'augmented reality' box in every other panel that does nothing but distract from the art. I don't read digital comics for a reason, you know?

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