Yesterday, we got a look at Point One and Uncanny X-Men, and today, here's a first look at Wolverine and the X-Men, another part of the post-Schism fallout that divides mutantkind once again.
Kitty Pryde, fresh off of being a complete jerk to her now ex-boyfriend Colossus, has gone off with career jerk Wolverine's new crew, which also seems to include a bunch of little Bamfs.
"I will admit that it’s certainly an eccentric line-up," writer Jason Aaron says. "It’s not what anyone would expect, but after I looked at the characters I’d thrown together I realized that I was pulling from all different periods of X-Men history. There [are] characters from the original Stan Lee and Jack Kirby issues; characters from several generations of Chris Claremont’s run; then there’s Quentin Quire from Grant Morrison’s run; and Idie from Generation Hope, the absolute newest generation of mutant. It’s a group that traverses the entire X-Men history, all in a very new kind of book."
"It won’t be a book about butting heads with Cyclops and his band of X-Men, not initially at least," he continues. "Wolverine is going off and starting his own branch of the X-Men with a very different objective than Cyclops. This is very much a book about world-building, with both new characters and old characters in brand new roles. We’ve developed some surprisingly different takes on a couple characters that I don’t think people will expect to see in the spotlight. The line-up shown in the teasers shown so far doesn’t cover the entire cast of the book; it’s a big cast, which will make sense as the book unfolds. We have several distinct groups within the main cast which people will see develop, and there’ll be a lot of additional characters popping up in the book. There are more surprises coming before the book debuts, and as the series progresses."
Check out this pair of covers from Chris Bachalo.