Hello, funny book readers! Welcome X-men fans (and everyone else too.) The new arc of X-Men begins soon, featuring everyone's favorite web-head: SPIDERMAN!
Since the release of the preview images, I've been peppered with one question a number of times: Are we just gonna see the same old X-dudes we see in the other titles. I'll answer like this:
All of the X-Men are part of the X-Men world. These characters are all tangled up with one another. So Cyclops, for example, is not going to suddenly vanish from the book, never to be heard from again. However, I'm happy and eager to tell everyone that you'll see a lot more Gambit and Storm in this arc. And if I have my way (I don't always get my way, just to let you know) they'll play major roles in future arcs too, with other characters coming and going, depending on what we think is right for a particular story. None of what I'm saying here is gospel, as things can always change, but I am telling you as straight as possible what I plan and hope for future issues.
And let me tell you, folks, Chris Bachalo's pencils are stellar. This is gonna be a damn cool arc, and if you're late to the party (or just had an aversion to vampires) then I hope you'll take this opportunity to hop on the X-train. I'll see you in the club car.