All Right Stop
Gather Around And Listen
X Is Back In A Brand New Incarnation
(Screw you that was awesome)
Source: Exclusive: "X" Makes His Dark Horse Return With Swierczynski
Speaking of “awesome”, Dark Horse has finally decided to give me what I’ve been waiting for since they announced the return of Ghost: X IS BACK, BABY!
Debuting in 1993’s Dark Horse Presents #8, X made his mark on the comic book landscape as the violent mirror to Batman Azrael wished he could be. A resident of Comic Greatest World’s fictional city of Arcadia, X was a mysterious vigilante (do not mistake this to mean “hero”) who enforced his own morals on the city. If you broke X’s law you were marked with slashes across your face; two slashes make an "x", and an "x" equals death.
There is no trial, no appeal, and no mercy – if X marked you for death you die, no matter how long it takes.
Created by a committee of Dark Horse editors: Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Barbara Kesel, Chris Warner, and Jeremy Prosser for the Dark Horse Presents story, X was the quintessential 90’s character; mysterious and violent. Steven Grant took over creative duties for X as the writer for the short lived 25 issue ongoing.
X ended, along with the rest of Comic Greatest World, way too soon and if you want mindless testosterone filled action movie style of violence I would highly recommend the two X Omnibuses that are available (vol 1 and vol 2).
For the relaunch the creative assignment goes to Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen (writer and artist respectfully). From all accounts this is a hard reset, not the soft confusing pseudo-reset we got from the Nu52, add that to Swierczynski’s resent history of successfully relaunching the careers of some of the 90’s cast-offs like Bloodshot and Cable, and you have a combination that should be totally eXtreme, man.
X returns in December’s Dark Horse Presents #19 with part one of a three part story that “shows you what life is like in Arcadia” which leads up to a four issue miniseries planned for 2013.
X is really scary," he concluded.”I hesitate to call him a hero because he's a scary dude – especially in how he's portrayed by Eric. I think it's really an intense book, and people will be shocked when they see how gory and how gritty it gets.~ Duane Swierczynski
RU can’t wait!
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