Exclusive Preview | Marvel’s ‘Astonishing X-Men’ # 1

Years ago, Professor Charles Xavier brought together mutants from around the globe to save a world that hated and feared them. Xavier is gone, but the dream remains! Unfortunately for the X-Men, one of their oldest enemies is also still around…and he’s about to strike back at the team through one of their own.

Next week, Marvel is launching Astonishing X-Men #1, which finds several members of the team reunited in London as they deal with an emergency situation. Some, like Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, and Fantomex haven’t been members in years. Old Man Logan isn’t even from this world, and Mystique betrayed the team so many times that we’ve lost count! But even she’ll be back for this adventure, because the Shadow King has a long memory…and she may also be on his hit list.

In our exclusive preview, Psylocke desperately reaches out to her friends for help as the Shadow King strikes first, while Rogue and Old Man Logan attempt a desperate rescue.

Also: Marvel Reveals the ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Art Team

This issue was written by Charles Soule, with art by Jim Cheung. Here’s the official description from Marvel Comics:

“ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US! An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN. From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG. ASTONISHING X-MEN. It’s the X-book you need.”

Astonishing X-Men # 1 will be released this Wednesday, July 19, in comic stores everywhere.

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