Artist John McCrea has confirmed that he and colorist Mike Spicer are working on a 21-page standalone story in February 6's Uncanny X-Men #11.
"The reason I've been quiet on the oul social media of late is that I've been working on a 21 page story for [Uncanny X-Men #11 which I just finished," McCrea tweeted. "[W]ritten by [Matthew Rosenberg] with colours by the mighty [Mike Spicer], published by [Marvel], it stars this chap..."
The story will be in addition to the previously solicited lead story by upcoming solo series writer Rosenberg and artist Salvador Larroca. The issue is a special, 72-page issue.
This will be a return for McCrea; although best known for his work on DC's Hitman, McCrea previously illustrated an issue of Wolverine in 2003 and contributed a pin-up to 2000's X-Men: Millennial Visions.
Here is the updated solicitation for Uncanny X-Men #11.
UNCANNY X-MEN #11
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA & JOHN McCREA (A)
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
VARIANT COVER BY ROB LIEFELD
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CHARACTER VARIANT COVER BY TBA
SKRULLS VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT WILLIAMS
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY EDUARD PETROVICH
VARIANT COVER BY LEWIS LAROSA
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
SPECIAL OVER-SIZED ISSUE!
After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he’s not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind’s only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour…and beyond!
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