Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin have been named as the artistic team of August's Astonishing X-Men #2, the second in a string of planned artists doing each issue. The news was made by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, tweeted it out with a first look at the cover and an uncolored interior double-page spread.
The heavily-censored page appears to show the X-Men attending a theatrical presentation of their history.
The cover is an ominous image featuring the X-Men reduced to skeletons. Of note is the inclusion of Beast, who is not part of the book's core roster - at least as it's currently known.
Astonishing X-Men will feature a different artist on every issue as a function of the story's ever-changing environment in the Astral Plane, with Ron Garney, ACO, Phil Noto, Greg Land, and Ramon Rosanos named as future creators.
Astonishing X-Men #2 is due out in August, and has not yet been solicited.