Well, this is interesting. Outside of the main arc, Marvel’s Secret Wars event has provided creative teams a chance to explore some weird and wacky ideas — and apparently one of those will be sticking around in 2016.
The comic publisher has confirmed that X-Men ’92, which is loosely based on the look and feel of the beloved 1990s X-Men animated series, will survive Secret Wars and become its own ongoing comic series in spring 2016. For fans, that’s awesome news. Much as DC’s Batman ’66 has done for that lineup, this new X-Men series has been a nice change of pace from the messy reality of the modern-day X-Men. Plus, it oozes delicious nostalgia.
According to Newsarama, Chris Sims and Chad Bowers will return to the write the series and be joined by interior artist Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde) and cover artist David Nakayama. The new series was confirmed at the 2015 Diamond Retailer Summit in Baltimore, Md.
The ongoing series will find the X-Men back in their home universe, tasked with reopening Xavier’s school. The continuation will feature some new students to shake things up, along with classic villains such as Apocalypse, Mystique, Omega Red, Exodus, Fabian Cortez and Bastion.
Check out the new cover art below and let us know if you’ll be reading this one.