The Marvel U has been X-crazy in the wake of Jonathan Hickman’s Dawn|Power of X. It’s a wave that continues into April’s Way of X.
This is the Way
Yes, the X-corner of the Marvel Universe is x-panding (sorry) yet again. This time it’s with the iconic X-Man Nightcrawler at the helm of a brand new team. Way of X is officially a part of Reign of X, the next part in writer Hickman’s saga.
This time, writer Sy Spurrier will be taking up the storytelling task with Bob Quinn attached as artist. The book will see the teleporting mutant on a kind of religious quest.
As some fans have speculated, it seems that there might be something wrong with mutantkind…
Mutantkind has built a new Eden… but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts…Only one mutant senses the looming shadows. Snared by questions of death, law and love, only Nightcrawler can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he – and the curious crew he assembles(including fan-favorites Dr. Nemesis, Pixie and Blink) – can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. This is the WAY OF X.
Here’s what Spurrier had to say about this bold new series:
“I should probably just tell a lie for the sake of a neat elevator pitch and say that Way of X is a story about the creation of a new mutant religion. But it’s not – not really. That’s kinda where it starts, for sure. Nightcrawler realises something’s wrong with the hearts and minds of mutantkind and sets out to fix it. But as he quickly discovers, this isn’t a job for priests and prayers … The question is, what do they have to become in order to fight it? Preachers? Cops? Executioners? Or something entirely new?
“Way of X is a smart, psychedelic tale about faith, science, culture, love and law. And Bamfing. Bamfing just for the joy of it.”Marvel Comics|Sy Spurrier