Hold onto your butts X-Men fans, Marvel is about to get Uncanny once again.
On Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics announced the legendary X-Men series ‘Uncanny X-Men’ is being revived for a fifth volume. While no creative team was announced, Marvel did reveal the series would relaunch in November.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 22, 2018
For those unfamiliar with the title, the Uncanny X-Men (originally The X-Men) debuted back in 1963, where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created a majority of the X-Men characters we know today – Cyclops, Jean Grey Professor X, and Iceman etc, etc, the list goes on and on. After getting canceled in 1970, it was brought back and was repopularized by legendary writer Chris Claremont later in the 70’s, who’s decade-plus run resulted in some of the best comic stories ever, including ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga.’ Basically, anything X-Men related now came through The Uncanny X-Men. The last Uncanny X-Men book by Cullen Bunn and Greg Land ran for 19 issues between 2016-2017.
The new Uncanny X-Men will be the fifth volume of the series. Previous iterations have had stellar creative teams including Lee and Kirby, Claremont and John Byrne, Dave Cockrum and Jim Lee among others. Expect the creative team to be pretty huge. Personally, I’d love to see Tom Taylor and Mahmud A. Asrar take over the book since they’ve been killing it this year with the Jean Grey-lead X-Men Red.
It’s awesome to see Uncanny X-Men return. I can’t wait to see who helms the project and what group of mutants they assemble.