ALL-NEW X-MEN #1 Script and Art Preview

“Don’t know why, there’s no sun up in the sky. Stormy weather…”

A special treat for a rainy day. Well it’s overcast in some places anyway. Marvel was kind enough to pass along a sneak peek at November’s All-New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. But it’s not the usual comic preview. This time we get a look behind the curtain at an excerpt from Bendis’ original script, followed by the relevant art. Notable in this excerpt, the casual tone of Bendis’ instruction to frequent collaborator and trusted pro, Immonen.


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5- Ororo is angry and the sky behind her is dark purple wind and lightning.  The wind is insane.



I know, Kitty.

But a fight like this will end in half the mutants dead and half the world hating us.

All we’ve been doing here will have been for nothing.


Now here’s the part where it’s a little like a cooking segment on the Today Show. We set the script in the oven and then, through the magic of comics, we unveil the finished art by Stuart Immonen!

It’s a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


  1. looks like a good story, nobody does time travel like the x-men.

  2. Storm’s look is in need of a redesign.

  3. Where’s the insane dark purple wind?

  4. I think I ordered this but right now I’m kinda “eh….”

  5. Oh man, this is looking fantastic!

    Has it been confirmed yet if this book is replacing Uncanny X-Men? Uncanny #20 is solicited as the final issue and a Marvel Now relaunch of the title hasn’t been announced yet either.

    Come to think of it, I’m not sure the fates of Astonishing and Adjectiveless X-Men have been determined as well.

    Spill it, Marvel. NOW!! (Please and thank you.)

  6. I love previews and movie trailers as much as the next fanboy, but these kinds of promos are wearing thin on me. We get art without words, words without art, sometimes art without color, etc…all to promote the upcoming event and/or issue. I understand the cycle of pre-ordering and importance of marketing, but this is the sort of thing that makes the actual issue feel like its only five pages long when I finally get it in my hands. We have been spoon fed bits and pieces for weeks, if not months, leading up to the release. I personally didn’t read the script here and only glanced at the art, so it will still feel new to me when I read the finished product. Anywho, I’m off my soap box and back to work.

  7. Will I be able to pick this up if I’ve never read and X-men comic before and still get it?

    • Of course, that’s what Marvel NOW is all about! Everything was restarted to number for that reason…oh wait, that was a DC thing. Marvel just did it to give the illusion that anyone can jump onboard and know what’s going on.

    • @captaincold258: If they do their job properly, then yes you shouldn’t have a problem picking this up.

    • Well think of the concept, the original X-Men (Cyclops, Angle, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl) come to the present. This is when they all wore matching outfits, Angle just had wings and McCoy wasn’t blue. So about the only thing you would need to know about X-Men history is their basic powers and personalities. Everything that has happened since that era is new to them as well. If told right you should be able to learn about X-Men history right along with them.