By TJ Dietsch
For an age to be considered truly heroic, a few other adjectives just have to be in place: Fantastic. Uncanny. Amazing. And the latest addition to the hallowed list: Astonishing.
With that in mind, Marvel will be expanding its Astonishing line with a number of new books and where would said imprint be without the group that started it all, the X-Men? Editor Axel Alonso decided to mix two great tastes in a new cocktail with writer Warren Ellis and artist Kaare Andrews on ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS, which kicks off with a bang in May.
"The inciting incident is a whopper," Alonso promises. "In a small hospital in East Africa, a newborn baby suddenly sprouts metal electrodes and explodes. Is this the first sign of the rebirth of the mutant gene? The X-Men set off to find out."
|ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS by Kaare Andrews|
"Like all arcs of ASTONISHING X-MEN, it's a self-contained read. It's not deeply woven into the subplots that are taking place in, say, UNCANNY X-MEN, X-FORCE or X-MEN: LEGACY, but it sure as hell counts. XENOGENESIS is a clean, accessible read. It offers a massive hook to get you into the story, whether you're an X-Men fanatic or just a casual reader."
Look for more on the Astonishing line this week on Marvel.com!
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