The X-Men are getting sidekicks in new Dawn of X book Children of the Atom with Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang
Another Dawn of X book has popped out of the woodwork and this time its going to be about the X-Men’s sidekicks. That’s right, it looks like some key members of the X-Men will have their own sidekicks and this could be interesting enough to follow and pick up on a monthly basis and its called Children of the Atom.
The book is due out April and will be written by Vita Ayala (Morbius) with art by Bernard Chang (Supergirl, Wonder Woman) and will focus on young people who have been inspired by the works and actions of the X-Men to become heroes themselves. There are two covers coming out for issue one with one cover featuring the adult X-Men and the young “sidekicks” on the other one (seen below).
And here’s a gif featuring both covers…
I’m interested in seeing who these characters are and where they come from. Its also nice to see Archangel/Angel back in the fray; he’s one of the cooler characters we haven’t seen much since Dawn of X started and House of X/ Powers of X ended last year. It’s also nice to see Nightcrawler here especially since it was also announced that he’ll be having his own miniseries sometime this year.
Doing a quick youtube search, I’m also surprised that they have an ad for Capcom’s X-Men: Children of the Atom
Also here’s what Marvel had to say about the new project…
A new ongoing series from writer Vita Ayala and artist Bernard Chang, this thrilling new team book will debut a new squad of Super Heroes that will turn the X-Men’s world upside down. And now, you can get your first glance at these young heroes in R.B. Silva’s stunning cover right here!
Further details surrounding the cast remain a mystery, but it’s no secret that these teens have been inspired by your favorite X-Men. But don’t let their admiration fool you, their adventures will be far different and you won’t believe the twists and turns that await you from the very first issue!
Writer Vita Ayala is currently taking Marvel’s famous living vampire on a chilling journey in MORBIUS and is eager to bring their creative genius to the X-Men line with this brand-new ongoing series! “The initial seed of the idea actually came from [editor] Chris Robinson: What if the X-Men had sidekicks?” explains Ayala. “MY take on it became, what would actual kids from our current time be like if they were X-Men sidekicks? What would Gen Z X-Men be like?
“I have never known a world without mutants and the X-Men, and to be able to create characters that would become part of the canon is WILD. I love them very much. Bernard, Chris, and I have worked so hard on them, and I was practically itching to let them out into the world so others could love them too,” says Ayala. “What makes the new cast special to me is that they are reflective of a lot of people I know who look up to what the X-Men stand for, and have taken it upon themselves to further those ideals. These kids are exactly the kids who, in real life, have posters of Storm and Wolverine in their rooms, who grew up seeing them as heroes and want to live up to that.”
Joining Ayala on CHILDREN OF THE ATOM will be Bernard Chang, who, throughout his illustrious comic book career, has crafted stories for some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, from Deadpool to the X-Men. Now, he’s using his legendary skills to create a brand new team of iconic Marvel Heroes!
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