(There is a reason I used a Russell Dauterman X-Men piece here…more on that later)
At at San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Comics released few pieces of X-Men news that should have gotten everyone’s attention.
As expected they officially announced X-Men Black. Rather than a new Black Ops team led by Magneto like many speculated about. We will be getting a series of one-shot books featuring the premier X-Men villains. Honestly it feels like Marvel wants to channel DC Comics New 52 villains month.
These books should build anticipation but anticipation for what.
Well we got the answer to that as well. In November, Marvel will be premiering a new Uncanny X-Men book.
Yes you heard that right. The granddaddy of them all, the first mutant book by Marvel Comics is coming back. No creative team has been announced but just the fact that the Uncanny X-Men is returning should be enough to whet the appetites of many fans.
Marvel has tried hard over the last few years to bring the X-Men back to the level they were when Chris Claremont and Jim Lee will working on the title.
From from the Astonishing X-Men to teams such as X-Men Blue, X-Men Gold and the more recent X-Men Red it has been clear that Marvel has not quite managed to hit the right formula.
The creative team for the next Uncanny title has not been announced but I do have speculation.
With Chris Claremont writing the Magneto X-Men Black issues it only makes sense to bring the greatest writer in mutant history back home. There may be other options but this just feels right.
If you have Clermont writing it then who should draw it. Are you bringing back a name from the past or something new.
Well it just so happens that Russell Dauterman, who did an incredible job the last few years on the Thor titles, has been without a book since he finished Jane Foster’s journey as Thor.
Told you there was a reason I chose that picture earlier.
Dauterman would be perhaps the best artist on X-Men since Jim Lee left for Image Comics. His art simply comes alive on the page. So let him bring the X-Men back from the dead.
Make it happen Marvel.
We will be watching.