New first look at X-Corp title Marvel says will "revolutionize the Marvel Universe"

X-Corp #1
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Update: Marvel has published new preview pages to May 12's X-Corp #1, the new ongoing series with a business and boardroom bent by writer Tina Howard and artist Alberto Foche starring Warren Worthington and M that the publisher says will "revolutionize the Marvel Universe."

See the new preview pages below and more on the new series below that. 

Original story follows...

After some behind-the-scenes delays, Marvel Comics' X-Corp series is back on track with a creative team, release date, and mission.

(Image credit: David Aja (Marvel Comics))

Archangel and M will lead this ongoing series that gives a corporate-minded twist on the mutant superteam concept. Excalibur writer Tini Howard will pilot this series, joined by Dan Dare artist Alberto Foche - making his Marvel debut.

"The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the 'Reign of X' continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything?" reads Marvel's synopsis for the ongoing series. "Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield.

"But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense confrontation with one of Krakoa's first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel's wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?"

In the announcement, Marvel says X-Corp will introduce "new concepts that will revolutionize the Marvel Universe as we know it."

Check out this unlettered preview of X-Corp #1:

For her part, writer Tini Howard says this builds off previous business-minded versions of Marvel mutant teams such as New X-Men and All-New X-Factor, and that she was actually test-driving her version of it in the recent Empyre: X-Men limited series which featured this team.

"Empyre: X-Men gave me a chance to test-drive some of the earliest concepts - Angel and Monet as dual CXOs, Jamie Madrox by their side, and the cleaning-up of some of Charles Xavier's portfolio," Howard says in the announcement. "Since then, I've reworked the book entirely - and you'll know exactly why you've waited until now to see what they're up to. I've got a corporate past myself, and it's all going into this book. X-Corp: We're Simply Superior.”

X-Corp #1 goes on sale on May 12, with a cover by David Aja.

Keep up to speed on all the new X-Men comics, graphic novels, and collections coming in 2021 and beyond.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)