After the roaring critical and commercial success of both X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue, Marvel Comics will continue its latest mutant overhaul with X-Men Red.
This new color coded team of X-Men will be lead by the recently resurrected Jean Grey and feature Nightcrawler, who previously served as a member of X-Men Gold, the new Wolverine Laura Kinney and her clone Gabby, the legendary Namor the the Sub-Mariner, the mutant from Wakanda Gentle, and a brand new character named Trinary.
X-Men Red will be written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Mahmud Asrar and Travis Charest. During a recent press release Taylor had this to say regarding his new gig:
“As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-Men Red is a dream. The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I’m very excited about the story we’re telling in these pages. I’m excited forJean Grey’s vision for the world, and I can’t wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I’m hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.”
While Asrar said this within the same press release:
“Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I’m pretty excited to be a part of her return. The stories we plan to tell really captures the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up. It’s just a delight to be working with this team. I have been working on many components of this book, including the designs of the characters old and new, and I haven’t been this eager to see the response to this book in a long while.”
X-Men Red #1 will go on sale on Wednesday February 7, 2018.