Friday, December 16, 2016

ResurrXion: Where Is Psylocke?

After a week full of announcements, X-Men fans now know the scope of what lies ahead for Marvel’s mutants in 2017. A whole new slate of titles will arrive in April 2017 under the ResurrXion banner, including “X-Men Gold,” “X-Men Blue,” “Generation X,” “Weapon X,” “Iceman”, “Jean Grey” and “Cable.” As if that’s not enough, “All-New Wolverine” will continue as it is.

“Uncanny X-Men,” a series starring some of the X-Men’s toughest heroes, has seemingly been hit hard by the ResurrXion revamp. M, Psylocke, Archangel, Mystique and Fantomex are all nowhere to be seen in the initially announced lineup. That’s especially surprising for Psylocke, a character that has maintained a consistently prominent role in the line for the last 10 years. And while the adult Archangel has had his ups and downs over the past few years when it comes to his own sense of self, he’s been a mainstay on X-Teams for even longer than that.

X-Men Gold
Writer: Marc Guggenheim & Artist: Ardian Syaf
Lineup: Kitty Pryde, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan and Rachel Grey.
Focus on more hopeful storylines and tapping into some of the nostalgia of older titles.

X-Men Blue
Writer: Cullen Bunn & Artist: Jorge Molina
Lineup: Jean Grey, Cyclops, Iceman, Beast, and Angel, with Magneto
Dealing with the original five being stranded in the present day, but also be aligning with Magneto, one of their greatest former foes.

Generation X
Writer: Christina Strain & Artist: Amilcar Pinna
Lineup: Jubilee, Nature Girl, Eye Boy, Bling, and Quentin Quire
You’re going to see these kids go through all the growing pains of finding their way, finding out who you love, trust, or don’t,

Weapon X
Writer: Greg Pak & Artist: Greg Land
Lineup: Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Warpath, Lady Deathstrike, and Domino.
As part of Weapon X's bid to extinguish mutants forever, they’ll primarily be going after the mutants they know are going to “fight dirty.”

Jean Grey
Writer: Dennis Hopeless & Artist: Victor Ibanez
Jean’ll get a premonition that the future she feared is actually a lot closer than she thought. The Phoenix is a very real threat.

Writer: Sina Grace & Artist: Alessandro Vitti
The book is primarily focused on older Iceman, because it’s really his journey, informed by the younger Iceman’s journey,

Writer: James Robinson & Artist: Carlos Pacheco
Focus on Cable traveling back and forth through different time periods in order to fix time itself.

All-New Wolverine
Writer: Tom Taylor & Artist: Leonard Kirk
The new story arc is a science fiction story about an alien contagion spreading throughout a US city, which is connected to Wolverine in some way that she doesn’t understand.

Additionaly, "Uncanny Avengers" writer, Gerry Duggan said he had no plans for Psylocke: "I’ve never had the opportunity to write her, but I hope to someday."

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