Marvel loves to shove things down our throats.  Specifically things they want us to buy.  Marvel wants you to buy into the Marvel Universe will be forever changed by (insert random title) FOREVER.  This book is no different.  Cyclops and his team are recruiting.  Cyclops has a new uniform.  The world will be changed forever.   Favorite part is when they say ‘Everything you thought about mutants will be turned on its head’.   Pretty sure you said that about Avengers vs. X-Men and Fear Itself. Here is the official press release:


Superstar Artist Frazer Irving Joins Writer Brian Michael Bendis For A Mutant Uprising!


New York. NY—January 17th, 2013— This April, Cyclops’ master plan comes together in Uncanny X-Men #5, kicking off the all-new story arc from the blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Frazer Irving! As part of Marvel NOW!Uncanny X-Men  raises the stakes for Mutantkind, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!


Deep in the caverns of the old Weapon X facility, Cyclops is training the next great generation of Mutantkind in the Charles Xavier School for Mutants! With new mutants popping up all across the Marvel Universe, Cyclops and his team must race to recruit. But will there be anyone to turn him down?


“Brian and Frazer are bringing you a whole new take on Mutantkind — and it will have major ramifications on the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment.  “Whether you root for Cyclops, hate him, or a little bit of both, everything you thought about Mutants will be turned on its head.”


Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Uncanny X-MenMarvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of the X-Men.


Each issue of Uncanny X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of Uncanny 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! An all-new team! All-new threats! This is Uncanny X-Men NOW!


This February, Brian Michael Bendis and Frazer Irving redefine what it means to be a mutant in Uncanny X-Men #5!




Art & Cover by FRAZER IRVING