|Wolverine & The X-Men #1 cover by Mahmud Asrar|
He may not have been in the industry for long, but Asrar knows that when the stars align, he needed to take the leap. “The timing was just right so I took it on even though I was doing an ongoing book at the time. That work led to more offers by Marvel which I was excited about, however, C.B. Cebulski knew I had a weak spot for Wolverine so he asked if I'd be interested in doing WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN with Jason Latour. The lure worked and I just couldn't resist jumping on board.”
|Wolverine & the X-Men #2 cover by Mahmud Asrar|
Asrar does, however, promise introducing new visual dynamics to the school and its new student body. “The most distinguishable changes will be in some of the kids who have a changed status in the school hierarchy. Especially Quentin Quire springs to mind, who is now a teacher at the school. He's being put in a most unexpected position which will lead to interesting situations.”
When asked who he is looking most forward to visually tackling, Asrar continues, “Aside from getting to draw some of the original X-Men I'm looking forward to [drawing] Fantomex. He's one I wasn't expecting but I suppose Jason’s writing has my interest piqued.”
Once again, Marvel is excited to welcome Mahmud Asrar's kinetic and expressive work exclusively to WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, the Marvel Universe and all Marvel Properties.
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