The first teaming of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men looks like a winner in this motion trailer from Marvel for The Black Vortex.
The Guardians of the Galaxy, the All-New X-Men, Nova, Captain Marvel, Cyclops and more team up for a cosmic throwdown the likes of which have never been seen in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX! On sale this week, the highly anticipated first issue in the upcoming crossover from fan-favorite writer Sam Humphries and blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness!
The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact of immense and immeasurable power has resurfaced on the far side of the galaxy. With the power to unlock its users true cosmic potential, in the wrong hands, the Black Vortex’s power could be a force of unparalleled destruction. Imagine the power that transformed Jean Grey into the Phoenix or Norin Radd into the Silver Surfer available to anyone, and in the hands of those who would use it for evil!
Kicking off in this special Alpha issue and continuing through some of your favorite Marvel titles including Guardians of the Galaxy, Legendary Star-Lord, All-New X-Men, Captain Marvel, Nova, Cyclops and more, be there for the beginning of the next great out-of-this-world crossover when GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 hits comic shops and digital devices this February!
As a non-fan of the GotG (I’ve not been interested in the team since their first days in the Marvel U) I have to say, this looks interesting. I suppose it helps that I love the X-Men and have since I was a kid, but The Black Vortex not only looks like a lot of fun, it looks like an honest-to-god X-Men outer space epic, the kind we haven’t seen in the comics in a good long time.
If you remember the X-Men comics of the ’90s especially, the team was always headed off on a mission into Earth-orbit, or the far reaches of the Shi’Ar empire, or battling the Brood in deep space… bottom line, there was always a sci-fi, space-faring element to the team and there really hasn’t been in a while. Not till the new Cyclops went off to hang out with his dad on the Starjammers anyway (nice to see them in this crossover too).
Seeing a reinvigorated push to add back in those more science fictiony elements is pretty cool and a nice re-addition to the franchise. And as for the Guardians, well, even though I’m not a fan there are tons of readers who dig ’em and they’re hotter than almost any other Marvel super-team right now. So having them star (and headline! I never thought I’d see that over the X-Men) just plain makes sense.
The Black Vortex looks like a fun one, and hits the racks with Guardians Of The Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 this month.