By Ben Chabala
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
Next week Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel’s X-MEN #1 features some of the most dynamic and daring in the X-Universe. Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rogue and Storm round out the roster and we want to share some of their awesome adventures in this week’s Unlimited Highlights!
After a falling out with Professor X over her status as an
Cyclops vs. Storm—the winner leads the X-Men! Sure Storm lacks her omega-level mutant gift, the power to manipulate the weather of Earth itself, but don’t count her out yet. Ororo knows how to lead, how to fight, and Scott’s every weakness. While Cyclops may seem to have the advantage, in the Danger Room anything can happen!
Ever tangle with an honest to goodness Greek god? During the human/mutant riots in San Francisco, Rogue went toe-to-toe with Ares, the God of War. How you ask? She absorbed some of his divine might of course! The experience almost killed her, but what’s a brush with death compared to the powers of a deity? However, can she survive his wrath afterwards?
Betsy Braddock and Amahl Farouk, Psylocke and the Shadow King, join once again in epic psychokinetic combat. The deviant King wants Betsy to suffer for imprisoning him within her mind for years, and the psychic ninja means to permanently extinguish his evil psyche from the astral plane. Who will emerge the victor, the valorous X-Woman or the black nightmare of the mindscape?
Jubilee fights to keep her bloodlust in check as the Science Team works on a way to cure her newly inherited vampiric nature. Her anger runs unchecked as she lashes out at the people that love her most. Will the girl that could create brilliant fireworks ever walk again in the light? Can she overcome her burning desire for blood? With Wolverine’s help she just might stand a chance.
X-MEN #1 goes on sale Wednesday, May 29!