X-Men Blue: Origins # 1 sets out to tell the origin of Nightcrawler with Si Spurrier, Wilton Santos & Marcus To
Marvel has recently announced a new limited series titled X-Men Blue: Origin # 1 by Si Spurrier, Wilton Santos & Marcus To with covers by Francis Manapul and another variant cover by Russell Dauterman.
X-MEN BLUE: ORIGINS #1
Written by SI SPURRIER
Art by WILTON SANTOS & MARCUS TO
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
On Sale 11/29
According to Marvel.com, this would be the official story of how the mutant teleporter Nightcrawler came to be and how it involves his mother Mystique aka Raven Darkholme, his biological father the demon Azazel and Mystique’s long time wife Destiny aka Irene Adler.
Writer Spurrier writes:
Mystique, she’s fascinating and wonderful and would be an utterly unlikable character if it weren’t for the fact that everything she does is purely and pragmatically focused on love,” Spurrier told Looper in an exclusive interview. “That redeems so much—this idea that she and her wife have this centuries-old romance that is so overwhelming that it threatens to destroy not only everybody around them but also each other.”
“They keep coming together and smashing together and then going away and coming back,” he continued. “It’s this elaborate decades dance, which is such a wonderful thing to think about. Everything they do is focused on each other, so we can, if not quite forgive a lot of what Mystique does and has done, we can at least understand it in that context. That buys her a lot of points in my view.”
X-Men Blue: Origins # 1 is set for release November 2023.