Over on Twitter, Marvel’s editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski has announced an X-Men miniseries, titled “Extermination:”
Oh, and maybe you can get us to spill some secrets on EXTERMINATION… pic.twitter.com/gqAVFY5swJ
— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) April 3, 2018
The comic will begin in August, and is written by Ed Brisson (currently the scribe for “Iron Fist,” “Cable” and “Old Man Logan”) with art by Pepe Larrez (“Uncanny Avengers,” ‘Avengers: No Surrender’). As the teaser strongly implies, the comic will see the original five X-Men – Jean Grey, Cyclops (Scott Summers), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Beast (Hank McCoy) and Angel (Warren Worthington) – facing their possible demise.
The original five X-Men were brought forward into the future at the start of Brian Michael Bendis’s run on the series with “All-New X-Men” in November 2012. Though many expected the younger versions of Cyclops, Jean et al. to return to their own time at the end of Bendis’s run, they have remained, headling the post-“Secret Wars” relaunch in 2015 and the “X-Men Blue” series begun two years later, and in Cyclops’s case, have joined other Marvel Universe teams like the Champions. Now, it seems they have to face off against the potential long-term damage that their presence in the future may be causing…
More details on “Extermination” will be revealed this weekend at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), along with more information on other summer events from Marvel like “Infinity Wars,” and “Death of the Inhumans,” which similarly sees the X-Men’s Terrigen-infused counterparts facing the prospect of annihilation this July.