There is no doubting the fact that superhero comics are mainly a boys club. Sure the occasional Wonder Woman or Black Widow hits the mainstream, but for the most part, testosterone rules all in the comic book industry. But this April, Marvel is looking to change that as writer Brian Wood (Conan the Barbarian, The Massive) and artist Olivier Coipel (Thor) are teaming up on an all-female mutant book titled X-Men, oddly enough.
The book will star estrogen-charged heroines like Storm, Jubilee, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, and Psylocke. In terms of mutant characters, it doesn’t get much more A-list than this. According to USA Today, the book will begin with the return of Sublime, a villain that was introduced back in Grant Morrison’s New X-Men. He’s forced to go to this X-Men team for help from an unspecified new baddie from outer space. The site also hinted at the return of the Sentinels and an orphaned baby who is the key to mankind’s survival in the book's future.
"I feel like as far as the X-Men go, the women are the X-Men," Wood told the site. "Cyclops and Wolverine are big names, but taken as a whole, the women kind of rule the franchise. If you look at the entire world as a whole, it's the females that really dominate and are the most interesting and cool to look at. When you have a great artist drawing them, they look so amazing and always have."
X-Men will debut this April, and you can check out the cover for the first issue by Coipel below.
[via USA Today]