Marvel has recently announced the return of, original X-Man, Jean Grey, in the pages of Marvel’s Phoenix Resurrection Arc. On top of that, Marvel has also announced, a new color-coded X-Men team, X-Men Red, led by none other than Grey herself.
On Monday, November 13, X-Men editor Mark Paniccia promised to reveal most of the roster of the new X-Men Red series slowly throughout the day, which he did deliver, keeping comic book editors on their toes, waiting for more news.
Also joining the team is Nightcrawler (previously in Kitty Pryde’s X-Men Gold), Wolverine (previously X-23), her clone Gabby, Namor, Gentle (a Wakanda mutant) along with a new character, Trinity.
The series will be Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine) and illustrated by Mahmud Asrar, a familiar artist who’s worked on popular runs like Wolverine and The X-men. All-New X-Men and Supergirl, amongst many other hit titles under his belt.
Taylor stated the following in a previous press release:
“As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-Men Red is a dream. The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I’m very excited about the story we’re telling in these pages. I’m excited for Jean Grey’s vision for the world, and I can’t wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I’m hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.
Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I’m pretty excited to be a part of her return,” said Asrar. “The stories we plan to tell really captures the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up. It’s just a delight to be working with this team. I have been working on many components of this book, including the designs of the characters old and new, and I haven’t been this eager to see the response to this book in a long while.”
X-Men Red #1 will hit your favorite comic shops on February 7, 2017.
Stay tuned for updates.