More On The First X-Men: The Teams Origins Are Being Rewritten


This August, a five issue miniseries will rewrite everything you thought you knew about the X-Men. The limited series will be written and drawn by Neal Adams with Christos Gage scripting. We teased the First X-Men earlier, you can check it out by clicking here. Well now we know more about it. Taking part in a conference call was legendary comic creator Neal Adams, writer Christos Gage, and the X-books editor Nick Lowe who were teasing the miniseries and what we can expect. CBR has a very lengthy transcript of what went down, but this is the part that may rile fans of the X-Men up and be a deciding factor of how they are going to think about this new miniseries. Christos Gage said this:

It takes place before the original X-Men and at a time when the government was snatching mutants up and doing scary things to them. Logan notices this and thinks somebody needs to look out for them. He recruits Sabretooth, who asks ‘Why?’ and so he pays him. Professor Xavier is a young man studying at Oxford, who’s engaged and wants nothing to do with this. They recruit this guy Erik Lensherr who is out there killing Nazis. Wolverine is a soldier here. He doesn’t put together a school, he puts together a unit, but they are young kids… They do encounter ‘hobo’ Sub-Mariner at one point… We wanted this to be something you could hand to somebody who just saw the X-Men movies and they’d enjoy it as a good X-Men story. At the same time, for giant nerds like me, FBI agent Fred Duncan from the early stories is in there, and when Professor X talks about his brother you know it’s Juggernaut.

Yeah, you read that right. Charles wanted no part of helping mutants, it was all Logan and the hired-hand Sabertooth that wanted to start some sort of collective effort. This is set in continuity and will feature Wolverine’s team fighting for mutants. The team will feature Sabertooth, Magneto, Bomb, and a new but not named as of yet female character. It seems that Professor X will still be the founder of the X-team, but Adams hinted that Wolverine was a heavy influence. If you want to read the full report on what was said, you can find it by clicking here. Lot of interesting information and elaboration on the series, but this seems to be the thing that sticks out the most.

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