Entertainment Weekly reports Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld will introduce a new X-Men character in his upcoming comic miniseries Major X.
Rob Liefeld’s Major X series consists of six issues that will ship twice a month from April through June. The Deadpool creator’s new story will center on the Marvel Universe debut on the title mutant warrior from another realm and Liefeld hinted at what fans can expect from the new X-Men character:
“To me the X-Men have always thrived on big ideas, crazy ideas. So I figured, let’s just go for it. Major X introduces a new character who is certain to mix up everything in the X-world. He hails from another existence, which is called the ‘X-istence’ — a mutant Shangri-La, a safe haven that has been a realm where mutantkind has lived in peace and harmony. They escaped there following a tragedy that befell mutantkind, and built this community. There are some familiar faces that he has forged this other society with. But then a terrible event happens within the X-istence that causes Major X to cross over and land in the Marvel Universe that we know. But he doesn’t land in the spot he was hoping, so in the first issue he is in 1991. We progressively get him where he needs to go. By the conclusion of the story, we catch up to modern-day Marvel.”
You can check out the cover of the first issue below!
The story will be set sometime between the events of Liefeld’s New Mutants#98, which marked the introduction of Deadpool, and X-Force #1. Liefeld will also partner with Uncanny X-Men illustrator and fellow Image Comics co-founder Whilce Portacio on Major X.
The identity of Major remains a secret for the time being and Rob Liefeld explained why he believes a little mystery has been key to the X-Men mythos:
“I love motorcycle helmets. I love helmets and masks that obscure identity and create mystery. The X-Men franchise I understood as a kid was built on mystery. As pretty as the artwork was, the Chris Claremont/John Byrne team created fantastic mysteries. The number one mystery that really carried the book for me was Wolverine. I’ve said this time and again, I was obsessed with creating the next Wolverine. When I introduced Cable, Deadpool, Domino, all of them, it was always, ‘am I gonna get the next Wolverine? Can I nail the landing and create the soap opera mystery?’ I had mom and sisters who watched soap operas, and those are all about mysteries. As a kid I got sucked into all of the Weapon X mystery with Wolverine: How old is he? He looks 30 but he’s really 100? Mind blown! So when I was writing those books with Cable and Deadpool and Domino, I doubled down on mystery and big twists. Each of those characters had one or two big reveals. I loaded Cable’s story with all kinds of twists and turns that we would reveal slowly. I know my soap operas: Double identities and mystery, mystery, mystery.”
Major X issue #1 will be available in stores in April.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”