‘X-Treme X-Men’ Returns In November From Claremont & Larroca

by Tony Thornley

There’s no creator who has contributed more to any comics franchise than Chris Claremont and the X-Men. In November, Claremont brings that history back to one of his most infamous X-Men stories.

X-Treme X-Men will reunited Claremont and his longtime artistic collaborator Salvador Larroca for a new five issue limited series. Set just before she returned to the X-Mansion, the story will find Kitty Pryde reuniting her former X-Treme teammates to face harrowing old and new threats. This series is the latest in Marvel’s nostalgia driven limited series, a publishing initiative that especially seems to resonate with X-Men readers.

From Marvel’s Press Release: A powerful psychic attack on Kitty Pryde from her old enemy Ogun brings the X-Treme team back together for a high-stakes mission…but what secret is Ogun hiding, and will even the combined might of Bishop, Sage, Gambit, Rogue, Rachel Summers, Storm, and Wolverine be enough to stop his insidious plan?

“I’m very happy to be teaming up with Chris again to bring back the adventures of the X-Treme X-Men!” Larroca said. “It’s been a long time and I’ve missed this team and this book that I consider a child of mine. I hope fans enjoy what we’re doing with this new run–there’s lots of new histories to tell. This is the book that Chris Claremont fans have been waiting for and I’m proud to once again illustrate his awesome plots. Let’s make this an instant classic!”

This series also will be the center of a new variant cover program, featuring the lead characters and others at their most (sigh) X-Treme.

Check out the main cover by Larroca and be sure to pick up X-Treme X-Men when it debuts in November!

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