X-Office’s Jordan White Teases Return of Professor X
If there’s anything the last volume of Astonishing X-Men did other than show how cool Havok is now that he’s a good guy again, its that Charles Xavier is alive and well and being a walking, talking asshole. But thanks to Jordan White from Marvel’s X-Office, we can bank on Xavier being back in his place with the X-Men (and hopefully not being an asshole).
You can check out the teaser art that X-Men editor Jordan White shared plus his comments on the return of formerly dead mutants, which was sourced from his interview in Adventures in Poor Taste.
Before I answer, I do want to say that a LOT of the questions people submit are, “When are we going to see <insert character> again?” and I know it’s because you love the characters so much… but just know that those ARE spoiler questions. It’s really difficult–there are TOO MANY X-Men characters. That’s not to say that I am trying to get rid of them, or that there are ones I am deeming not worth of existing, I just mean there are numerically so many that it’s pretty much impossible to keep them all active at all times. How to deal with that is one of the struggles the X-Office has had to reckon with. Do you have them all live together in the mansion and reduce like half the characters to walk-by cameos? Do you have everyone move away and just not appear until there is a story that specifically calls for them? Both of those have been used, and both have their plusses and minuses.
He also adds:
But a lot of times, bringing back a character that has not been in the spotlight is something the writer is using for dramatic effect in the story, so it’s risky for me to just be like, “You’ll see that character here and this one there,” etc. I try to be vague for that reason. Matt and Ed and everyone I am working with won’t necessarily want that info out there.
So, to your specific question, I cannot tell you when or where you will see Professor X again… but of course he will be back. He founded the X-Men, he is incredibly important to their past and their future, and we’ll be exploring his role in both.
We last saw “X” in the Astonishing X-Men annual where he pretty much revealed his identity to the then surviving older founding members of the X-Men namely Beast, Angel, Jean Grey and Iceman.