Jonathan Hickman's run on the flagship X-Men title is coming to an end, and fittingly enough its's wrapping up in the midst of a party - the Hellfire Gala.
"THE HEROES OF KRAKOA DEBUT!" reads Marvel's description of X-Men #21. "It's a changing if the guard as the first X-Men team of Krakoa debuts! One era ends as a new one begins, and the handoff happens here."
Check out a preview of X-Men #21 here:
X-Men #21 unlettered preview
And for the occasion, some of Marvel's top artists have come together to draw variant covers for the June 9 finale.
In addition to the primary cover by former X-Men series artist Leinil Francis Yu, X-Men #21 will have variants by Russell Dauterman (a Jean Grey and a Cyclops), Lucas Werneck, Phil Jimenez (with and without trade dress), Emanuela Lupacchino, and David Nakayama (with and without trade dress).
X-Men #21 variant covers
So just who's part of this new X-Men line-up Hickman is debuting before he moves over to Inferno? Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine (the former X-23, not Logan), Synch, and Polaris - the last recruited thanks to a fan vote.
(And don't worry - although not listed, Charles Xavier seems to be operating as an unofficial member/leader.)
Marvel has announced that following X-Men #21, the series will be relaunched with Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz at the helm. Hickman is going off for a mystery new X-title.
X-Men #21 goes on sale on June 9.
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