Meet the new flagship X-Men title after Secret Wars: Extraordinary X-Men.
Announced in a CBR interivew with writer Jeff Lemire, Extraordinary X-Men will feature an eclectic team of mutants dealing with the fallout of an unspecified incident between mutants and Inhumans in the eight months between Secret Wars and the beginning "All-New All-Different Marvel."
"I will say that in the missing eight months since Secret Wars something has occurred between mutantkind and the Inhumans," Lemire explained. "A major event has occurred which has reshaped the position of both Inhumans and mutants in the Marvel Universe and repositioned them in a different way that maybe fans aren't used to. And that's where our story picks up and that's the story we're telling."
Lemire, who'll be joined on the book by artist Humbero Ramos, explained that the incident with the Inhumans leads to several notable X-Men including Cyclops M.I.A. Ths Extraordinary X-Men team will consist of the adult Iceman, young Jean Grey, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Magik, and Old Man Logan.
"I don't want to get into specifics of how I'm going to deal with it because I don't want to spoil my own story, but you've alluded to the fact that Logan's coming from a future where he killed all these people," said the writer. ". He's seen them all die once already and his mindset -- at least at the beginning of my story -- is very much that he's seen them all die once at his hands and he's not going to live through that again. He's very much resistant to joining the group or being any part of it, putting himself anywhere near them out of fear of what could happen. That's where we'll start with Logan."
Lemire was mum on whether the Jean Grey School (or any mutant school) would play a role in the story, pointing Brian Bendis's Uncanny X-Men #600, which was delayed until after Secret Wars, as establishing the new status quo for mutants.
Lemire calls the X-Men "the ultimate superhero family," and intends to take advantage of that in Extraordinary X-Men.
“I love writing families…and to me, the X-Men are the ultimate superhero family. There's just so much rich material to mine with these characters; they're all so amazing and I can't wait for the book to start coming out so I can share what I'm doing with everyone. You can't please everyone, but all I can do is write the best X-Men book I possibly can, and I think I am.”