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Jun 14 2013

Marvel celebrates X-Men 50th with Battle of the Atom in September 2013

X:Men Battle Of The Atom #1 Cover

Marvel has revealed that this September and October, they will celebrate the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with the “first major X-Men crossover event in over three years” – X-Men: Battle of the Atom! It seems that Avengers vs X-Men wasn’t major enough for the purposes of this announcement.

It should come as no surprise that this one is also by Brian Michael Bendis, who is doing the current less-than-spectacular event Age of Ultron. It’s a bit of an all-star team actually, with Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez and Giuseppe Camuncoli, and will span four of the X-titles over 10 issues throughout the two months.

With a new film on the way, will a crossover that requires a checklist be enough to bring X-readers of all kinds together? You can count on the Internet having an opinion on this.

From the press release:

From the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez & Giuseppe Camuncoli, comes an event  so exhilarating,  and so groundbreaking that fans will be talking about this for years to come! Three X-Men universes collide in the biggest war mutantkind has ever seen, and you won’t believe how it all plays out. One thing’s for sure—no reader will come out unscathed!

“If All-New X-Men #1 was the shot heard round the world, X-Men Battle Of The Atom is Valley Forge,” explained Nick Lowe, Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “And there’s no group of creators I’d rather go to war with than Brian [Bendis], Jason [Aaron] and Brian [Wood]. And that doesn’t even mention the murderer’s row of artists.”

Hank McCoy brought the original X-Men into the present in the hopes of changing the course of history and stopping Scott Summer’s mutant revolution before it even begins. But as the young and confused X-Men try to cope with their devastating futures, the team begins to unravel from the inside. And just as mutant civil war is about to hit it’s boiling point, an unexpected third party comes in to change the game—the future X-Men! They’ve traveled back in time with a warning—the original X-Men need to go back to their rightful time or they will be the final nail in mutantkind’s coffin. They risked everything to come to the past and won’t leave until the All-New X-Men are back in the past. It’s monumental! It’s earth-shattering! It’s X-Men: Battle of the Atom!

Who will become unlikely allies? What is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s master plan? What are the consequences for altering time and space? Most importantly, what will determine the fate of our favorite superheroes? This fall, all will be revealed in X-Men: Battle of the Atom!

Beginning in September and ending in October, this 10-part weekly event is not one any fan can miss:

  • Part 1: X-Men Battle of the Atom #1
  • Part 2: All-New X-Men #16
  • Part 3: X-Men #5
  • Part 4: Uncanny X-Men #12
  • Part 5: Wolverine & The X-Men #36
  • Part 6: All-New X-Men #17
  • Part 7: X-Men # 6
  • Part 8: Uncanny X-Men #13
  • Part 9: Wolverine & The X-Men #37
  • Part 10: X-Men: Battle of The Atom #2
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by FRANK CHO
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Wraparound Variant by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by JOE MADUREIRA
FOC - 8/12/2013, On Sale - 9/4/2013
ALL-NEW X-MEN #16
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC - 8/12/2013, On Sale - 9/4/2013
X-MEN #5
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by TERRY DODSON
FOC - 8/19/2013, On Sale - 9/11/2013
UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by CHRISTOPHER BACHALO
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by CHRISTOPHER BACHALO
Emma Frost Variant by MILO MANARA
FOC - 8/26/2013, On Sale - 9/18/2013
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #36
Written by JASON AARON
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by KRIS ANKA
FOC - 9/2/2013, On Sale - 9/25/2013

X:Men Battle Of The Atom #1 Cover

X:Men Battle Of The Atom #1 Cover - Frank Cho X-Men: Battle for the Atom - Wolverine & the X-Men #36 - Variant by Anka X-Men #5 - Battle for the Atom - Dodson Variant X-Men #5 - Battle for the Atom Uncanny X-Men #12 - Battle for the Atom Variant by Bachalo All New X-Men #16 - Battle for the Atom Variant by Stuart Immonen All New X-Men #16 - Battle for the Atom

 

 

 

 

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