By now, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that this spring has borne generous fruit when it comes to new titles featuring your favorite mutants. But while books such as X-Men Gold, X-Men Blue and the upcoming Astonishing X-Men feature somewhat familiar lineups, those looking for a change of pace – as well as some young blood – need look no further than Generation X.
If anything, Marvel hasn’t been shy when it comes to playing the nostalgia card of late, and if there’s one character in this series that can fit the nostalgia bill, it’s that of Jubilee. These days, younger fans may know her as the girl who’s unfortunately been mostly relegated to deleted scenes in a number of movies, but those of us who’ve been around a little longer will remember how she was a key member of the X-Men in the 1990’s.
With that, she’s ready to lead the next generation of mutants, some of which are outcasts even in a place that’s supposed to make them feel welcome, as the Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach once again opens its doors. Not every young prospect may have what it takes to be a hero, but that just adds to the appeal of this new series.
Generation X #1, written by Christina Strain (Runaways, Civil War II: Choosing Sides) and illustrated by Amilcar Pinna (Astonishing X-Men, All-New Ultimates), arrives in comic shops on May 17. For more information, be sure to check out the synopsis provided below:
A shining beacon and safe haven for young mutants everywhere, the next class of X-Men begin their long journey right here at the Xavier Institute. But let’s face it: not all mutants are created equal. Some young mutants aren’t cut out to be the next X-Men. For some, you just hope they will survive their first run-in with a Sentinel. But Jubilee isn’t about to sell her class of underdogs short. Under her instruction and mentorship, she hopes to navigate them through growing pains and dangers that would put even the most seasoned X-Men to the test!