60 years ago in 1963, the first five X-Men made their comics debut.
Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, and Iceman all began enrollment at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, and have wowed the world ever since.
Now, AIPRComics has announced that the first five will be teaming up once again in a new one-shot.
Titled Original X-Men #1, the comic will explore themes introduced by Brian Michael Bendis when he brought the original five to the present day in the 2012 All-New X-Men series.
The comic will go on sale on December 20.
It will come from writer Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), artist Greg Land (Phoenix: undersong), and a cover by Ryan Stegman.
The plot will see the Phoenix Force, pluck from the time of the original five X-Men. All for a sacred mission across the Multiverse after the cosmic entity restores the team’s lost memories.
This one-shot will set up a new X-Men comic series which will launch next year.
The first mutants to call themselves X-Men once traveled to their own futures to stop an adult Cyclops from going down a dark path.
But another multiversal mystery calls them forth, and when the dust settles one hero will be trapped in the world as we know it.
It’s unclear how this one shot will tie into the current Fall of X storyline in Marvel’s mutant comics.
The original X-Men team broke up in 1975’s Giant Size X-Men #1 and it wasn’t until 1991 they rejoined.