Tuesday, October 09, 2018

"Uncanny X-Men"

Marvel Comics' "Uncanny X-Men" #1, available November 14, 2018, as the first of a weekly 10-part series, is written by Matthew Rosenberg and illustrated by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley and Mirko Colak, with covers by Marko Djurdjevic, Leinil Frances Yu, Edgar Delgado and a whole lot more:

"We are making 'Uncanny' as huge as we can", said Rosenberg. "We’re approaching it as if this might very well be the last 'X-Men' story ever, so let’s make it matter. 

"We’re doing all hands on deck, fate of the world stuff. It’s big and scary.

"I think the best 'X-Men' stories need two things that often seem in opposition, but are entirely crucial. First they need real danger. The 'X-Men' go through more pain, hardships and suffering than any other superheroes. That’s their lot in life. And they always come out the other side, but that should be tested every time.

"And the second thing a great 'X-Men' story needs is creators who love the 'X-Men'. It’s easy to hurt and kill characters. It’s easy to blow things up with no thought. 

"When it matters, when the audience cares, is when there is real pain and heartbreak behind it.

"When the storytellers were as upset doing it as you are reading it, that’s when an 'X-Men' story works..."

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