Tini Howard goes corporate with Archangel and Monet in new series X-Corp
The X-Men’s Reign of X continues with writer Tini Howard finally getting a book she wanted to write for a long time in the form of X-Corp with lead characters Archangel aka Warren Worthington III and M aka Monet St. Croix.
Again the book will be written by Tini Howard with art by Alberto Foche Check out the cover and preview pages for X-Corp after the jump!
Here’s a quick statement about the X-Corp book from Marvel.com
The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense confrontation with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?
Tini Howard had a lot of things to say about the project.
“Hello! Some of you have been waiting a while for this book, and I’m the one to blame. I first pitched this story because I absolutely love the weird corporate world within Marvel Comics — specifically books like NEW X-MEN, ALL-NEW X-FACTOR, and the history of what the X-Corporation was before. But in a new mutant era of gates and deals, X-CORP’s ‘corporate embassy’ is a bit obsolete — and I refuse to sell you guys anything I wouldn’t buy myself.
“We shelved the book for a time (I had X OF SWORDS on my plate immediately after) and decided that X-CORP existed quietly in the background, there for us to debut when we had the right story to tell, the right public offering to make, if you will. EMPYRE: X-MEN gave me a chance to test-drive some of the earliest concepts — Angel and Monet as dual CXOs, Jamie Madrox by their side, and the cleaning-up of some of Charles Xavier’s portfolio. Since then, I’ve reworked the book entirely — and you’ll know exactly why you’ve waited until now to see what they’re up to. I’ve got a corporate past myself, and it’s all going into this book. X-Corp: We’re Simply Superior.”
The solicit reads vague but hopefully we get to learn more about the book as time goes by. And if you want a piece of what they offer, the writer has already stated that she tested the concept via the Empyre tie-in book Empyre: X-Men which prominently featured the two plus some explanation as well as to why the Quiet Council selected them to become X-Corp’s CXO.
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