We can now follow up on the teaser that Marvel released last week revealing a new title from writer Brian Wood and artist Olivier Coipel. As expected, it is a relaunch of the (adjectiveless) X-Men series, and will indeed feature an all-female cast. USA Today has an interview with Wood where he goes into details about the series. The team will be made up of Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, and Psylocke, with Jubilee acting as the main star.
Check out the cover here below of X-Men #1.
According to the article, the series starts with Jubilee showing up with an orphaned baby that may save humanity, as well as a return of Sublime (not the 90s band, but the grand villain from Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run.) There will also be Sentinels, aliens, and an ancient war. The series will also have to deal with Jubilee’s current status of being a vampire, so there’s a lot going on.
I have to say, I am very excited for this series. Wood is a great writer, especially when it comes to interpersonal drama. He’s been writing the X-Men in different forms for a while now so he’s familiar with the characters. And he’s joined by Olivier Coipel, who is a great artist. This could end up being one of the best of the X-Men series of the Marvel NOW! relaunch, so make sure you get your copy in April.
If you want more info, there’s another Q&A on Marvel.com.