Kieron Gillen Joins The X-Men

The newly-exclusive Marvel creator partners with Matt Fraction as the new co-writer of Uncanny X-Men!

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Marvel is proud to announce that newly-exclusive writer Kieron Gillen (THOR, GENERATION HOPE) will join the Eisner-winning Matt Fraction on UNCANNY X-MEN! Beginning with UNCANNY X-MEN #531, Fraction and Gillen pit the X-Men against what may be their greatest threat yet: he loss of their powers at the hands of the Sublime Corporation, as the malevolent force puts into action its master plan!

"For the last 30 years, UNCANNY X-MEN has been super hero comics' truest reflection of the age. That's what I have to live up to and take it into the future, trying to write the definitive twenty-teen take on the X-Men," explains Gillen. "Any less is underselling what the book deserves. Co-writing with Matt seems a worryingly natural development, as we were friends, then were working together creating the five lights for GENERATION HOPE. The exclusive is the proverbial gravy. In the words of Ms. Knowles:' They liked it. They put a ring on it.'"

Fraction adds, "As a writer? This feels like Kieron and I have already been working on the book for several months anyway, what with the ‘Five Lights' story and cueing up what he needed for GENERATION HOPE, so this is a perfectly natural extension of that. As a reader? There's literally no one else in the world I want to read writing X-Men more than Kieron. He's great. He's dangerously great. And he's dying...Dying to entertain you."

A bold new era for the X-Men begins in December as Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen join forces in UNCANNY X-MEN #531!

UNCANNY X-MEN #531
Written by MATT FRACTION & KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by GREG LAND
Rated T+ ...$3.99
ON-SALE IN DECEMBER

 

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6 comments
Esean
Esean

Portacio was my fave artist in the 90's, so why do people think he sucks now? He was one of my artistic influences along with Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and a few others.

AlanRob
AlanRob

Awesome! Two of my favorite writers on one book! But wait...my LEAST favorite artist is STILL there. Let's get a new regular artist...please.

cyclopsjx
cyclopsjx

This is exciting news indeed. His run on Thor was excellent. He took the book out of "talking Asgardians talking to each other" that JMS did pretty heavily and made it about THOR again. Keiron Gillen has my full confidence. Just get rid of Whilce Portacio, huh?

moogerfooger22
moogerfooger22 plus member

Oh man, I'm stoked. Gillen's writing in Thor was friggin' great.

wildasparagus
wildasparagus

I'd rather see Mr Gillen onto an X book featuring Havok, Polaris, Rachel ( Amanda Sefton, Legion,... )

joshtylen
joshtylen

Hopefully this means some focus on other X-Men who have been wallpaper for a while now.