Jean Grey’s X-Men Red Team Revealed By Marvel

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The cover to X-Men Red #1 Marvel Comics/TRAVIS CHAREST

The return of Jean Grey (the adult version, not the time-displaced one) has been highly publicized by Marvel Comics .After the announcement that the telepathic mutant will lead her own team in the upcoming X-Men Red series from writer Tom Taylor and artist Mahmud Asrar, the members of this new squad have finally been revealed.

In a series of teases on Taylor’s Twitter account, Marvel revealed X-Men Red team will consist of: Namor the Submariner, Gentle the mutant from Wakanda, Nightcrawler, Gabby Kinney, X-23 and the original character,Trinary.

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The X-Men Red team, led by Jean Grey. Photo: Marvel Comics

“As an X-Men fan, as a Jean Grey fan, as a Mahmud Asrar fan, and as a Travis Charest fan, to be asked to write X-MEN RED is a dream,” said series writer Tom Taylor in a press release. “The time is right for an X-Men book like this, and I'm very excited about the story we're telling in these pages. I'm excited for Jean Grey's vision for the world, and I can't wait for Marvel readers to meet our team of established fan-favorites and brand new mutants, and to see them in action. To write a core X-Men book is to walk in the footsteps of giants, so I'm hoping my secret mutant ability is sudden foot-growth.”

“Jean Grey has been one of my favorite characters ever since the Dark Phoenix Saga, so I'm pretty excited to be a part of her return,” added series artist Mahmud Asrar. “The stories we plan to tell really captures the essence of the X-Men I read lovingly growing up. It’s just a delight to be working with this team. I have been working on many components of this book, including the designs of the characters old and new, and I haven't been this eager to see the response to this book in a long while.”

 

X-Men Red will follow the five-issue miniseries Phoenix Resurrection, which  explains Jean Grey’s return to the land of the living and what it means for the X-Men and the world at large. Marvel Comics also dropped a special trailer showcasing Jean Grey’s history, which you can watch below.

X-Men Red #1 will drop in stores on Feb. 7, 2018.

So what do you think of the new X-Men team? Which of the members is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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