MARVEL Launches X-MEN: WORST X-MAN EVER

"X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" cover
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Who is the worst X-Man ever? In 2016, readers will find out with a new series titled X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever. Announced at a retailer event Friday in London (and first reported online by ComicVine), the upcoming miniseries follows a new mutant named Bailey Hoskins who might earn the moniker of the worst member of the mutant team while in a new standalone universe described as "best of" X-Men continuity. X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever is by writer Max Bemis and artist Michael Walsh.

"Given the story he wanted to tell, we decided to give Max the opportunity to bring us his own take on the X-Men, which is very much a sort of evergreen “Best of” situation," said series editor Jordan D. White. "We’ve got X-Men from all eras in here, all coming together to tell the story of Bailey Hoskins, our main character...who fears he may be the worst X-Man ever."

Bemis is best known as the lead singer of the band Say Anything, but has been working in comic books recently at BOOM!. He also contributed a short story to to Marvel's A+X anthology.

"The fact is that Max is a huge comic book fanatic," said White. "We will occasionally get celebrities coming through the offices for tour because they are fans of our work...and Max did just that, but said he wanted to make sure to meet with editors because he was determined to write for us. As you said, he did an A+X story for me before, and I’ve read his work for BOOM! like Evil Empire and Oh, Killstrike, and I’ve really enjoyed it. You can tell he knows his stuff."

X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever is a five-part series that will be published digitally beginning in December, with a print edition in early 2016.

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