Get ready for the Days of FuturePresentPast as Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood risk temporal catastrophe in X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Marvel’s next major mutant event. Celebrating 50 years of merry mutant mayhem, Battle of the Atom sees the arrival of a group of tomorrow’s X-Men all bent on casting yesterday’s X-Men back to the
60s 80s early 90s the past from whence they came. That leaves today’s X-Men in the middle of a bitter conflict between…themselves and…themselves.
It all goes down in September and October in the pages of these fine books:
- X-Men Battle of the Atom #1
- Uncanny X-Men #12-13
- All-New X-Men #16-17
- Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37
- X-Men # 5-6
- X-Men: Battle of The Atom #2
We’ve also got a peek at some Arthur Adams character designs for the Future X-Men, including a gruesome vision of Beast’s mutations run amuck, Molly from the Runaways all growed-up and a Wolverine Jr. with stubby claws, blue skin and red hair. Plus, how about some lady Xorn?
Our man Jim Mroczkowski was on the scene at the X-Men panel and had this to report:
- The Future X-Men from the crossover are: Kate Pryde, Elderly Beast, Ice Thing, Molly Hayes, Deadpool, and a Lady Xorn that may or may not be called Xornia (an argument about this went on for some time). There is one more character being left mysterious intentionally. [Editor's note: it's the Blue Wolverine character, the art for which, according to the panel, was accidentally sent out to the comics media.]