More comics news (shock horror!) emerged from the Comic-Con International in San Diego, as senior editor Nick Lowe, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Cornell, Gerry Duggan, Peter David, Sam Humphries, Chris Hastings, Terry Dodson and Brian Posehn took to the stage for the Marvel Comics X-Men panel. The two big announcements of the panel were the new series Amazing X-Men by Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness, and Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe by Hastings and artist Jacopo Camagni. Check out Comic Book Resources for their phenomenal coverage of the comics panels.
Amazing X-Men will feature the return of Nightcrawler, Lowe commented . “Nightcrawler is dead, but that’s not the end of his story.” The intriguing book will feature Azazel as the main antagonist, bring Firestar forward as a major character, along with Northstar, Wolverine, Beast, Iceman and Storm.
Longshot Saves The Marvel Universe had very few details announced, but Hastings only mentioned that Longshot “gets very lucky”. Longshot was first created by Ann Nocenti and Art Adams in 1985, appearing in Uncanny X-Men for several years before joining X-Factor in 2008.
In addition to X-Force, it was also announce that Peter David will have a new book coming out soon.
The panel also discussed the September and October event, X-Men: Battle of the Atom.