Second ASTONISHING X-MEN Artistic Team Named

Astonishing X-Men #2
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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.

Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

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.

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