San Diego Comic-Con News: Forget red, blue, and gold. The darker side of the X-Men will be spotlighted in X-Men Black. The series of five one-shot stories stars Magneto, Mojo, Mystique, Juggernaut, and Emma Frost and will be on sale in October. Each 40-page issue has an MSRP of $4.99.
Each issue is created by an all-star team and is covered by J. Scott Campbell, with mugshot variant covers by Salvador Larroca (Darth Vader). Zac Thompson (The Dregs), Lonnie Nadler (The Dregs), and Geraldo Borges (X-Men Gold) provide a multi-part backup story, “X-Men Black: Apocalypse.”
Mojo pursues his latest plan to boost his ratings at the X-Men’s expense in X-Men Black - Mojo #1 from writer Scott Aukerman (Spider-Man / Deadpool) and artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine). The issue is available October 10.
New York Times bestselling writer Seanan McGuire (Newsflesh series) and artist Marco Failla (Ms. Marvel) look at a day in the life of murderous mutant Raven Darkholme in X-Men Black - Mystique #1, which will be in stores on October 17.
X-Men Black – Juggernaut #1 finds the Juggernaut… stopped. Writer Robbie Thompson (Silk) and artist Shawn Crystal (Mother Panic) try to solve the mystery of why in this October 24 release.
Marvel has been “color-coding” its X-Men teams since early 2017, when the publisher launched new flagship series highlighting new iterations of the X-Men team (see “'X-Men Gold' and 'X-Men Blue' Revealed” and “'X-Men Red' Team Assembles”).