Marvel announces Secret X-Men # 1 one-shot on a rescue mission
Marvel has revealed a one-shot story called Secret X-Men with writer Tini Howard (Excalibur), artist Francesco Mobili (Daredevil) and cover artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion)!
Here’s the official press release from Marvel:
Sunspot. Cannonball. Marrow. Boom-Boom. Tempo. Forge. Banshee. Strong Guy. Armor. Earlier this year, these X-Men characters were choices in the mega popular X-Men Vote! While they ultimately weren’t chosen as the final member of the Krakoan Age’s first team of X-Men, the vote took social media by storm with passionate fans campaigning fiercely for their favorites. And this February, fans can relive the excitement of this pivotal moment in X-Men history by seeing their chosen candidates in action in SECRET X-MEN #1! This special one-shot written by Excalibur and X of Swords scribe Tini Howard and drawn by Daredevil artist Francesco Mobili will bring all nine of these mutant heroes together for a secret mission to the stars!
When the Shi’ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball will lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a dangerous mission to save a figure of paramount importance—the daughter of Professor X and empress of the Shi’ar: Xandra!
“We had to do it, yeah? And I jumped at the chance to tell the story while I had the time,” Howard said. “Cannonball was my vote, and Strong Guy? Tempo? Boom-Boom? This is the perfect team for an intergalactic X-Men mission. I hope they didn’t forget anything important!”
See the team assemble on Leinil Francis Yu’s cover below and be there when SECRET X-MEN #1 hits stands on February 9!
And yes this is interesting because this could give us an idea of what the current roster of X-Men would be like if they had gone with other nominees.
It’s also a good way of honoring the original intention for the New Mutants when it was first written decades ago of having the New Mutants turn into full fledged X-Men i.e. Sunspot, Cannonball, Boom Boom.
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