Kieron Gillen To Co-Write Uncanny X-Men With Matt Fraction


“Marvel is proud to announce that newly-exclusive writer Kieron Gillen (THOR, GENERATION HOPE) will join the Eisner-winning Matt Fraction on UNCANNY X-MEN! Beginning with UNCANNY X-MEN #531, Fraction and Gillen pit the X-Men against what may be their greatest threat yet: he loss of their powers at the hands of the Sublime Corporation, as the malevolent force puts into action its master plan!

“For the last 30 years, UNCANNY X-MEN has been super hero comics’ truest reflection of the age. That’s what I have to live up to and take it into the future, trying to write the definitive twenty-teen take on the X-Men,” explains Gillen. “Any less is underselling what the book deserves. Co-writing with Matt seems a worryingly natural development, as we were friends, then were working together creating the five lights for GENERATION HOPE. The exclusive is the proverbial gravy. In the words of Ms. Knowles:’ They liked it. They put a ring on it.'”

Fraction adds, “As a writer? This feels like Kieron and I have already been working on the book for several months anyway, what with the ‘Five Lights’ story and cueing up what he needed for GENERATION HOPE, so this is a perfectly natural extension of that. As a reader? There’s literally no one else in the world I want to read writing X-Men more than Kieron. He’s great. He’s dangerously great. And he’s dying…Dying to entertain you.”

A bold new era for the X-Men begins in December as Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen join forces in UNCANNY X-MEN #531!

Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99

Does this mean that we’re getting the return of Sublime, or is the name just coincidence? He was one of Morrison’s more inspired creations, but like most things he did during his run on New X-Men it’s been shuffled off into limbo. Sublime is more awesome than Xorn, and, I mean, while both were touched on by other writers after Morrison left, the Sublime story in Weapon X was far less offensive. If Fraction and Gillen are tackling it, though, I have nothing but the utmost faith in the levels of possible awesome.

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