Marc Guggenheim Named Writer of X-Men
The adjectiveless X-Men book currently running is one of the best X books Marvel has running. It’s an entirely female team that so far has had all female villains, and it also introduced Shogo, Jubilee’s son. It’s pretty cool, I recommend it. Up to now, Brian Wood has been writing the book, but this August things are about to change.
Marvel has announced that Marc Guggenheim, writer and executive producer of the CW’s Arrow, will take over writing duties with this summer’s 18th issue. His first four issue story arc will have Rachel Grey, Storm, Jubilee, Psylocke, and Monet into space. Because space is cool, you guys. Marvel’s description of the arc said…
High above the Earth in the floating space station known as The Peak, extraterrestrial threats are monitored by S.W.O.R.D. – the planet’s alien counterterrorism and intelligence agency. From the cold reaches of space, a familiar face returns. The ferocious Shi’Ar warrior Deathbird has landed on their doorstep, gravely wounded and inches from death. Unable to identify the who or what that caused her life threatening injuries, the X-Men are called in to investigate!
Guggenheim explained about the story…
The idea really came from the fact I’d been jonesing for an X-Men in space story as a reader. I’d been re-reading the Brood Saga and it reminded me how much I love that concept of the X-Men in outer space. It’s a milieu that suits them really well.
X-Men issue 18 launches this August.