Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
3

Comics News

Brian Michael Bendis outlines 'Uncanny X-Men' plans

By
Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid. Please click here if you wish to continue.

Brian Michael Bendis has revealed some of his Uncanny X-Men plans.

He spoke about the genesis of the relaunching Marvel NOW! title and his plans for the main characters of the Chris Bachalo-illustrated series.

'Uncanny X-Men' #1 cover

© Marvel Comics



"Everything in Uncanny X-Men came right out of our story planning for Avengers vs X-Men," Bendis told Marvel.com.

"There was a great deal of time where Marvel had asked Jason Aaron and [me] to bring all the elements of the story together.

"It was during this process that both of us came up with a lot of ideas for the mutants going forward. By this time I knew that I was taking over the X-Men and that allowed me freedom to take his [X-Men] characters into places I probably wouldn't have the guts to [in Avengers vs X-Men] if it wasn't my job to clean up the mess so to speak.

"While we were discussing whether or not it was time for Charles Xavier to die, one of the reasons I was all for it was because it made all of my books so much more interesting."

Bendis added that "the romance is done" regarding Emma Frost and Cyclops, and that the book will "establish a very bold, new chapter for Magneto".

The writer is also working on the new flagship title All-New X-Men.

"The books will connect thematically and sometimes even story-wise, but you don't have to buy both books to enjoy them," Bendis continued.

"Hopefully I will make you want to buy and read both books with our stories and our characters. But these books are both looking at mutants and Marvel from their unique point of view. Both of these books' points of view are, in my opinion, very legitimate and very much a concern."

All-New X-Men will debut this week on November 14, with Uncanny X-Men arriving in February.

You May Like

Comments

Loading...