Jason Latour And Mahmud Asrar Are Relaunching WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN

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wolverine 1Last month Jason Aaron announced that he would be ending his run on Wolverine & The X-Men with issue #42. The writer took to his personal blog to say that his work on Thor, Amazing X-Men, and several creator owned projects has kept him incredibly busy and he couldn’t keep telling stories about Wolverine and the Jean Grey school. Many fans thought that meant the title would be coming to an end since Aaron created it, but that’s not the case. Today it was revealed that Jason Latour and artist Mahmud Asrar would be the team behind another of Marvel‘s now innumerable fresh #1 relaunches.

Speaking with IGN, Latour said his story focuses on a “summer semester” at the school. Most all of Aaron‘s cast will still be present, but the three main characters will be Quentin Quire, Evan Sabahnur, and Idie Okonkwo. Said Latour of his story:

As we’ve seen this first year or so of the Jean Grey School has been a hard road. As a result we’ll begin with a lot of the teachers and students sitting on the the edge of their seats just waiting for the bell to ring. For a break, for a reprieve. Some of them even want to quit. With summer in session many of them have. Those that are left are the ones who basically have no where to go.
So with that in mind, the center of it all are Quire and Evan and Idie. Kids who are among the most potentially powerful and dangerous mutants alive.These kids are Logan’s legacy, but as we’ve seen up to this point he didn’t have such a great track record with that stuff even when he was at his best. In them we could be witnessing the growth of the next GREAT team of X-Men, or the creation of the biggest threats the Marvel U will ever see. Everything we’re planning, the adventures, the threats, will reflect that journey.

Along with all of those changes, Fantomex will be joining the teaching staff at Wolverine‘s request. Jason Aaron‘s run ends in February with issue #42, but the other Jason‘s run will kick off the very next month with the same title but a fresh #1. You can read the full interview with the writer and artist by clicking the link below. What do you think about Wolverine & The X-Men being relaunched so soon? Will you give Latour a shot or will you bow out with Aaron?

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Source : IGN