This image will be seen everywhere today. Originally in Entertainment Weekly, it leaked early and everyone is speculating on what it means for the Marvel Universe.
Yes, that is Jean Grey. That’s why her name has been trending all day on Twitter.
Here’s what else we know:
Uncanny Avengers, written by Rick Remender and starring Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, Rogue and Havok; a biweekly Avengers written by Jonathan Hickman and with more than 18 members on the team; and X-Men written by Brian Michael Bendis, with the five original X-Men traveling to the present-day Marvel Universe.
What the fuck?!
Cap and Thor on an Avengers team with three X-Men. Two of which have never been with the Avengers before.
An 18 member strong Avengers team. Twice a month! That could be amazing. And I think we can guess on 18 of those members.
The original X-Men in the modern Marvel Universe? This actually makes a lot of sense. Clean up the mutant books. Make them more accessible and eliminate some of the continuity problems. Jean Grey is back. Cyclops isn’t a bad guy. Beast can look, well, however they want him to. Angel becomes a more streamlined character as well.
Plus look at who is in that picture. Nick Fury Jr front and center. Nova is about to become Marvel’s Green Lantern in prominence. Rocket Raccoon?! Yeah, that Guardians of the Galaxy movie is most definitely happening. Speaking of characters being simplified, look at Cable. Also, why does the Hulk have armor? Sue Storm is in a Future Foundation outfit, yet with the number 4 and not the Foundation’s symbol.
So so much is about to happen to Marvel comics. This will be an exciting month of announcements and a crazy year of comics.