Marvel has tapped Charles Soule to headline their all-new X-Men series, Astonishing X-Men.

Astonishing X-Men will star Old Man Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Psylocke, and Fantomex. Uniting these X-Men will be a familiar menace that has reared its ugly head – reborn, renewed, resurrected. The Astonishing X-Men will assemble for a mission that you’d never think they would go and the’ll do it not only to defeat this familiar menace, but to save one of their own!

“The book is designed to tell a very focused, specific story, with a few cool main villains,” says series writer Charles Soule. “I’m writing it like a puzzle box, with new layers and reveals opening up every issue. So, you’ll never know exactly where it’s going to go next – but the structure is built in such a way that almost anything from the long, incredible history of the X-Men can pop up. If you think about these characters, they’ve been present or involved for virtually every major era of X history, all the big events. That’ll play a role in a big way.”

“If you’re going to relaunch a book called ‘Astonishing X-Men,’ it had better live up to the title,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Charles and his soon-to-be-revealed collaborators are about to unveil a story that touches every corner of the X-Men mythology, and the first issue alone will have massive ramifications for the Children of the Atom. We can’t wait to tell you more about this book.”

Deadly forces await the Astonishing X-Men, will they be able to survive their first mission?

Find out this summer in Astonishing X-Men #1.

Marvel is keeping the artist attached to this project classified, but Jim Cheung does provide cover art.

Who do you think the “familiar menace” could be?

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