...X-Men ResurrXion...

domingo, 2 de abril de 2017
... X-Men ResurrXion: Everything You Need To Know...

Marvel Comics is on the cusp of beginning a brand new era for the Inhumans and the X-Men. Marvel's ResurrXion relaunch will see a new line of comics for each Marvel franchise, and it all begins this week.

ResurrXion provides a perfect starting point for new readers looking to get on board with either the X-Men or the Inhumans. ComicBook.com is here to provide readers with everything they need to know about the new ResurrXion series.

In this article, we'll be covering the new X-Men line. Launching in intervals from April through July, the X-Men's ReusrrXion includes eight brand new series.

Wondering which ones to you might enjoy reading? Keep reading through the slides and we'll tell you everything you need to know before heading to your local comic book store!

... X-Men: Prime

The ResurrXion era kicks off in this week's X-Men: Prime. The one-shot brings together several of the writers of the ongoing story X-Men ResurrXion series to offer small vignettes introducing the concept of their new books. The entire thing is framed around the story of Kitty Pryde returning to the X-Men after some time spent in space with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Here's a quick rundown of what it may help to know about recent X-Men history going into X-Men Prime: For the past year or so, the X-Men have been living with a literal cloud of doom over their head. The clouds of Terrigen Mist, the very substance that gives Inhumans their powers, were discovered to be deadly to mutants, infecting them with a disease referred to as M-Pox.

When this was discovered, the world was led to believe that Cyclops destroyed one of the two Terrigen Clouds before being killed by Medusa and Black Bolt, Queen and King of the Inhumans. Since then, things have been tense between the two factions. The X-Men decided to move the Jean Grey School to the plane of Limbo, where they'd be safe from the Terrigen Cloud, while Beast stayed with the Inhumans at New Attilan and attempted to find the cure.

In the end, what Beast discovered was the Terrigen was so completely saturating Earth's atmosphere that it would soon make the planet unlivable for mutants. Fearing the worst and with time running out, the X-Men attacked the Inhumans in order to subdue them so that they could destroy the last remaining Terrigen Cloud.

The X-Men defeated the Inhumans, but the Royal Family escaped capture. After some of the younger members of each side of the conflict realized what was going on, Medusa was told and she then made the decision to destroy the Terrigen Cloud herself.

It was then revealed that Cyclops had died on contact with the Terrigen mist and Emma Frost had been psychically projecting his image and manipulating the X-Men into war with the Inhumans as a means of extracting revenge. Both sides turned against Emma, but she ultimately got away.

With the Terrigen gone, the X-Men and mutants are free to return to Earth and begin a new chapter. However, nobody is sure just yet what that chapter should be about, and Storm is doubting her ability to lead after what happened with the Inhuman, and so she seeks out Kitty Pryde.

...X-Men Gold

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Ardian Syaf
Release Date: April 5

Arrow creator Marc Guggenheim teams with artist Ardian Syaf on one of the flagship ResurrXion titles, X-Men Gold. The series draws inspiration from Chris Claremont's run in the 1970s and 1980s, which is considered by many to be the X-Men's golden era.

The X-Men Gold team is led by Kitty Pryde, and also includes X-Men veterans Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan and Rachel Summers, who is now calling herself Prestige.

The goal of X-Men Gold, and of Kitty's team within the book, is to make the X-Men into true superheroes again. The first story arc pits the team against a new version of their oldest foes, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

You can read more about X-Men Gold in our interview with Guggenheim.

Recommendation: If you only read one X-Men book, this should probably be it, as it sounds like a modern twist on classic X-Men that should appeal to readers new and old. X-Men Gold ships bi-weekly, meaning the pace will be like that of TV show. If that's appealing to you, pick it up for sure.

Background reading: Extraordinary X-Men, Chris Claremont's Uncanny X-Men.

Jamie Lovett 

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