It's been about two years since fan-favorite writer Mike Carey ended his acclaimed run on X-Men Legacy. Christos Gage took over the series for another fifteen issues before it was replaced by a rebooted series starring the unlikable character Legion which is somehow still being published (possibly because writer Simon Spurrier possesses incriminating pictures of Axel Alonso and a donkey - but then again, who doesn't?). Carey, however, is finally ready to make his return to the franchise with a new graphic novel, as reported (read: Marvel gave them all this info as part of the usual incestuous relationship between publishers and media) by USA Today.
Titled "No More Humans," the Original Graphic Novel (a term for a standalone graphic novel, differentiating it from a trade paperback collecting single comic book issues into a single book) will be set in the aftermath of Battle of the Atom in a world where all the humans on Earth have disappeared (what?) and will feature an all star cast including Cyclops (old and young), Jean
Gray Greigh, Magneto, Storm, and Wolverine. Wait a minute, Cyclops and Wolverine in the same book? Carey told USA Today:
We really throw them some monstrous, agonizing curveballs. And we see them, finally, finding the core of themselves and responding as the heroes they are.
Holy crap? Could the schism between the heroic Cyclops and the villainous Wolverine finally be coming to an end? How did that happen?! We like to think The Gutters got it right, and the pair finally had some make-up sex:
In any case, it's good to see that Carey is going to be putting an end to this status quo, which has gone on for a little too long, if you ask... wait, what?
But, Carey says, there will also be a mix of familiar heroes and villains — plus one canonical character who hasn't been around for a while "who comes late to the scene but changes everything in a single panel" — in the story that forces the X-Men to choose sides and positions.
God fucking dammit. Another schism!
According to USA Today, one character who will play a big role is Raze, the son of Wolverine and Mystique, because if there's one thing Wolverine needs, it's more kids to murder.
X-Men: No More Humans, by Mike Carey and Salvador Larroca, will be in stores in 2014. We have no fucking clue if this is in continuity or not.