Last week we were promised more information on ResurrXion when Marvel released the Resurrxtion An Ending. A Beginning Teaser and the delivered! Starting on Monday Marvel tweeted out a teaser image a day concluding yesterday with three new teasers and an interview with Editors Mark Paniccia and Daniel Ketchum on Marvel.com revealing more on ResurrXion.
This week has sent new hope for all of the mutant fans everywhere with the seven new titles launching out of the ResurrXion initiative. But it has left the Inhuman fans that include fan favorites like Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) and Lunella Lafayette (Moon Girl) not to mention the long standing Royal Family is the "An Ending" to the Inhumans? I personally doubt this will effect the two new fan favorites, but other than them who knows. Hopefully the ResurrXion initiative will be a way to bring both species up without tearing the other down, and "An Ending" could just signify the end of the traveling Terrigen Mists, and maybe some of the team characters of both groups that will be replaced by the series above, and maybe a whole new slate of Inhuman titles?
"Easy. X-Men are heroes. Of the Marvel Universe. These mutants have saved the world enough times they deserve to be called what they are."
— Mark Paniccia, On The Mission Statement of ResurrXion
"Without spoiling too much about the ending of INHUMANS VS X-MEN, the X-Men have been living with a cloud hanging over their heads—literally. The current roster of X-Men titles has been defined by this pervading sense of doom, the fact that mutantkind is on the brink. Well, one way or another, the impending threat of extinction subsides, and this is the story of what happens next. The X-Men have a future. Now what are they going to do with it?"
— Daniel Ketchum, On The Mission Statement of ResurrXion
"Extinction is no longer staring them in the face, so the X-Men can exhale and turn their attention back to doing what’s defined them since the beginning: Protecting a world that hates and fears them. These new titles won’t cast the X-Men as members of a species fighting for their survival but rather as big, bright, colorful super heroes who want to demonstrate to the world that they want to walk with them hand-in-hand into the future. They’ll have costumes with capes, a school, and softball games. Oh, there will be softball games. The goal is to tell exciting new X-Men stories while keeping an eye on the tropes and touchstones that longtime X-Men fans cherish."
— Daniel Ketchum, On The Most Important Elements Of The
X-Men Books That Will Be Present In ResurrXion
Outside of the solo titles for ICEMAN, JEAN GREY and CABLE, there are four new team books; GENERATION X, WEAPON X, and the flagship X-Titles X-MEN BLUE #1 & X-MEN GOLD #1 that will all bring back classic elements and fan favorite characters.
"With GENERATION X we’re tapping into the demand for the school book. The school is such a big part of the X-Men mythos it feels wrong not to have a series devoted to it for this long. And I think readers will like the cast and the creative team. This will be a book that will seem familiar but it’s going to have a very fresh vibe to it and I can see it being a very endearing run for fans of this kind of book."
— Mark Paniccia
"WEAPON X is our darkest book and that’s an understatement. I’m asking my writer to push the boundaries on this, go as far as we can take it in the rating. I haven’t done a lot of dark books in my career at Marvel. I’ve always had that itch I wanted to scratch. This is going into the abyss. Visceral. Shocking. You’ll step back and for a minute and be like 'What the [expletive] just happened? Did they really do that? I’m loving this!!!'"
— Mark Paniccia
"GENERATION X and WEAPON X follow in the footsteps of their predecessors in terms of tone and spirit, but otherwise they blaze their own trails.
So, GENERATION X will bring you plenty of teenage drama, school uniforms, awkward kissing, and young X-Men being thrown into peril that would test the mettle of even the most seasoned veterans. And—of course—Jubilee. Because how could you do a GENERATION X book without Jubilee?"
— Daniel Ketchum
"Blue and Gold books are the return to the quintessential X-Men team books. Rosters you’re going to love. The kinds of stories we all grew up on. You’re going to dig them and maybe even feel a little competition between the books, trying to outdo each other. If I do my job right, there will be readers who are Team Blue or Team Gold. Don’t get me wrong. You’ll enjoy both but you will have a home team."
— Mark Paniccia
"Let’s not skip over the fact that we titled these books X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD! From the top down, we conceptualized these series as our love letters to the characters and stories that made us the stalwart X-Men fans we are today. Both books boast all-star lineups and the adventures they embark upon are fitting of their statures. These are the classic heavy-hitter X-Men, doing what they do best."
— Daniel Ketchum
Daniel Ketchum: Some random thoughts I’ve had in the past week:
- If I say, “A beloved X-Man returns and will lead the X-Men into the future,” who will readers think I’m talking about?
- Who is Andre Mexer, again?
- Let's be honest: Katya and Tatianna were the real winners of All-Stars 2.
- It's always the Phoenix. Always.
- Stay tuned to Marvel.com and our social channels for the latest updates on ResurrXion as we count the days to Spring 2017!
Like the previous titles there is no further information on X-Men Blue #1 and X-Men Gold #1 yet including the creators, but it will be released along side of them in Spring 2017.
Stay tuned to Comic Frontline for more on this week's ResurrXion teasers, and to Frontline LIVE 128 this Tuesday night at 9:30-ish PM ET as the Frontline LIVE Crew discuss this and more.
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