The Third Eye Guide to X-MEN: RESURRXION
The biggest new direction & storyline for the X-MEN in over a decade begins this Spring at Third Eye!
Third Eye Faithful, get ready: the X-MEN are taking the center-stage where they belong again, and we CANNOT wait!
After nearly a decade of taking a backseat to other corners of the Marvel Universe, the X-MEN are finally getting put back in the spotlight, with a new slate of titles launching this spring, and a whole new direction in story for Marvel’s merry mutants.
Even moreso, there’s a strong cohesion and unified approach to all of the titles that we have not seen with the X-Universe in several years — and that’s pretty darn cool.
I mean, c’mon: speaking as fans who grew up during the days of X-Men, X-Force, New Mutants, X-Factor, and more.. we LOVED being able to pick and choose the corners of the shared X-MEN world that we wanted to follow, while also knowing that there was bigger, bolder stuff going on beyond what we may already be reading.
Now, Marvel is kicking it old school in a new school way as they bring us RESURRXION — the biggest X-MEN initiative we’ve seen since, heck, Messiah Complex and its associated series!
Spinning out of the events of the stellar INHUMANS VS X-MEN crossover (which you can read all about here), the fun all begins in X-MEN PRIME which arrives on 3/29/17!
This special one-shot sets the stage for everything you need to know as the X-MEN take a more aggressive, more dominant role in the Marvel Universe post-IvX, and honestly: this is THE perfect place for you to start reading the RESURRXION stuff and the X-MEN in general!
Even if you missed out on the killer IVX mini-series (which we actually have in stock right now!) — this one-shot will get you caught up to speed!
n the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here?
Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them.
The next chapter of the X-Men’s saga starts here!
After X-MEN PRIME, there’ll be two big ongoing series spinning out of all the X-MEN madness that’s gone down, and they’re going to be bringing back a concept we looooooved from back in the day: X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD!
That’s right: the BLUE TEAM / GOLD TEAM dynamic is in full effect, and we cannot wait to see how it plays out!
These are the flagship titles, and they all kick off in April when X-MEN GOLD #1 drops on 4/5/17!
With a team led by KITTY PRYDE, and featuring STORM, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER, OLD MAN LOGAN, and RACHEL GREY – this is definitely the big, bold, and very superhero-centric X-MEN title.
We’re talking bad guys galore, as rumors are already swirling about the return of the classic BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS and much more.
A lot less focus on the hero vs hero conflicts and X-MEN vs. Inhuman conflicts, and a more traditional return to the kind of X-MEN comics you remember — do NOT sleep on X-MEN GOLD!
Meanwhile, if you’ve grown to dig the time-displaced teenage version of the X-MEN from way back when that’s been in ALL NEW X-MEN and more, then you’ll really dig the other flagship title, X-MEN BLUE, which features JEAN GREY leading a team composed of CYCLOPS, BEAST, ANGEL and ICEMAN.
And, guess who’ll be their mentor?
That’s right: MAGNETO.
We LOVE the evolution of Magneto as a character, and to see him leading an X-Men team and mentoring them the way his good friend Charles would have.. but.. in his own Magneto way is pretty darn rad.
X-MEN BLUE drops on April 4/12/17!
But, wait… there’s more! Some of your favorite mutants get their own solo ongoing series, and they look great!
There’s a TON of X-goodness on the way, and while X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD are the big flagship books, there’s some rad ongoing series, one-shots and mini-series launching as well to reintroduce you to the world of X-MEN!
Fist off, is the new ONGOING ICEMAN series which debuts this Spring, and looks super freakin’ cool!
Featuring the very talented Sina Grace, and with art by Alessandro Vitti, this is going to explore both the past, present and future of ICEMAN!
Kicking off in May, we see the triumphant return of CABLE to an ongoing series, and we’re so pumped to see James Robinson and Carlos Pacheco as the creative team on this, as we feel they’re going to really hit it out of the park on this one!
It kicks off with CABLE doing what he does best: going after bad guys who’re running through time and wrecking the timeline of the MARVEL U in the process!
And, then also dropping in May, the one and only JEAN GREY gets her own ongoing series for the first time… EVER! Focusing on the time-displaced teenage version of Jean (who’s also leading X-MEN BLUE), this book looks super rad, and we cannot wait to see the mysteries of the PHOENIX FORCE and where they’ll be leading in the MARVEL U in 2017!
As kids of the ’90s, we LOVED Generation X growing up, and we’re pretty stoked to see the concept of teen mutants getting a spotlight returning with the all new GENERATION X series beginning this May!
Combining veterans like JUBILEE, HUSK, CHAMBER, and more recent characters like QUINTON QUIRE and more, the new GENERATION X looks to be a blast!
Featuring gorgeous art from GREG LAND, and a killer story from GREG PAK (PLANET HULK), this series looks to be taking on the same role that the late ’00s X-FORCE series did: a team of mutants that slice, dice, and do other nasty things that the X-MEN would NOT normally be cool with.
Kicking off on 4/12, WEAPON X #1 features a powerhouse line-up of OLD MAN LOGAN, SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE, WARPATH, and DOMINO as they find that the WEAPON X Program that helped spawn them is into some even more sinister stuff than what they were before!
And, then rounding out the line-up is quite possibly the most exciting book of them all: ASTONISHING X-MEN featuring superstar writer CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, INHUMANS VS. X-MEN and many more)!
This looks to be the “all-star” book, and is very reminiscent to us of what DC Comics is doing with ALL STAR BATMAN by SCOTT SNYDER — a line-up of classic X-MEN characters you know and love, and the reintroduction of many of their most iconic friends and foes.
Featuring OLD MAN LOGAN, DARK ANGEL, GAMBIT, PSYLOCKE, BISHOP, ROGUE, MYSTIQUE AND FANTOMEX!
ASTONISHING begins in July!
Want to reserve X-MEN RESSURXION issues with a Third Eye Pullbox?
Click here, and in the input field type in X-MEN: RESSURXION (ALL), and this will sign you up for ALL of the new X-MEN series beginning this Summer!
Click here, and in the input field type in the titles you’d like to subscribe to (i.e X-MEN BLUE, X-MEN GOLD, etc.), and this will sign you up for that title only.
We know you’re super stoked about RESURRXION, and it’s gonna be hard waiting until it all begins, so what to read in the meantime? Third Eye Faithful, look no further than the recent DEATH OF X graphic novel, and INHUMANS VS. X-MEN mini-series!
We have both in stock to get you current, and you can read all about both by clicking here.