Deadpool creator to introduce new X-Men character in new comic Major X


Who is Major X? A mysterious new player has joined the X-Men in the Marvel Universe…

On Jan. 18, 2019, in an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that a brand new partnership with Marvel and legendary comic creator Rob Liefeld was formed to launch a brand new comic series from the X-Men universe, Major X.

The major new Marvel comic is a brand new character to the ranks of the X-Men and a major (pun intended) event from the creator of Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, and Domino, that recalls the 90’s era art and storytelling that Liefeld made so popular. This comic will be a six part mini-series event that will ship twice a month from April to June and is scripted and drawn by Liefeld and also includes additional art from Whilce Portacio (X-Men, Image Comics) and newcomer Brent Peebles (Teen Titans), in his Marvel debut.

This mini-series event will introduce a never before seen conflict and a whole new world of characters who reside in a realm called “The X-istence” including already long-established characters like Cable and Wolverine. Marvel comics is celebrating its 80th year and is thrilled to be reteaming with Liefeld with whom they have had an illustrious relationship with for over 30 years to bring the exciting new mystery “Who Is Major X?”. Trust us when we say you will want to know.

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To Entertainment Weekly, Liefeld said:

"To me, the X-Men have always thrived on big ideas, crazy ideas, Major X introduces a new character who is certain to mix up everything in the X-world. He hails from another existence, which is called the ‘X-istence’ — a mutant Shangri-La, a safe haven that has been a realm where mutant kind has lived in peace and harmony. They escaped there following a tragedy that befell mutant kind, and built this community…but then a terrible event happens within the X-istence that causes Major X to cross over and land in the Marvel Universe that we know."

Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said of the new event series

"I still remember when Rob made his Marvel debut, and the impact his art and storytelling had on comics. The energy and enthusiasm Rob brings to comics and every page he draws is still felt to this day, and it’s a joy to have him return to his roots with the X-Men. Rob may have started developing these X-ideas 30 years ago, but his story will leave an indelible mark on our modern mutants!"

The prospect of a brand new X character appearing is very exciting both for casual fans of the X-Men and for those who have read the comics for years and years. While we all love to see old friends pop up it is always interesting to see how a brand new figure can and will shake up the status quo in an established world. Just what is the mystery of Major X? Is he a friend or foe? I know I want to know for sure and we can all find out together when Major X goes on sale this April wherever comic books are sold.

Major X No. 1 & No. 2 (of 6)

Written by Rob Liefeld

Art by Rob Liefeld (No. 1)

Art by Brent Peebles (No. 2)

Covers by Rob Liefeld

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What do you think? Are you excited to see a brand new character tangle with the likes of Wolverine? Let us know in the comments below!