Yesterday, Marvel Comics revealed X-Men Legends was on the way in February, and today they’ve got a special variant cover treat for fans by Iban Coello. The connecting cover features some of your favorite mutants throughout the years in various costume designs. The tales in X-Men Legends will be set during groundbreaking runs of classic creators and, yep, those classic creators will be helming the series. Those creators include Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Fabian Nicieza, Larry Hama, Peter David, and more!
Coello was recently inducted into the Marvel Stormbreakers program. Read all about that here.
Check it out below.
“I became a fan of the X-Men with the animated series of the 90s, the comics drawn by Jim Lee, and the arcade fighting video game as well,” Coello said in a press release sent to AIPT. “Having the opportunity to draw those characters has been like going back to the past. I have really enjoyed doing my interpretation of all these characters!”
For more on this new series and cover read the official Marvel press release below.
New York, NY— November 11, 2020 — Witness X-Men history revisited, revealed, and reshaped when X-MEN LEGENDS debuts in February. This one-of-a-kind new series will feature the greatest X-Men creators returning to their original runs with all-new, in-continuity stories to tie up loose ends, resolve longstanding plot danglers, and uncover long hidden truths that will shake up the past, present, and future of Marvel’s mutant super heroes. To celebrate this unprecedented venture into the legacy of X-Men, Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Iban Coello has crafted an incredible mashup of the X-Men’s greatest eras in a series of connecting variant covers that will grace the first three issues of this groundbreaking series.
“I became a fan of the X-Men with the animated series of the 90s, the comics drawn by Jim Lee, and the arcade fighting video game as well,” Coello said. “Having the opportunity to draw those characters has been like going back to the past. I have really enjoyed doing my interpretation of all these characters!”
With stories by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Larry Hama, Peter David, and more, X-MEN LEGENDS will be packed with revelatory tales that will leave X-Men fans speechless month after month. Kicking things off will be writer Fabian Nicieza returning to solve one of the biggest mutant mysteries of all time: Adam-X and his starting connection to the Summers bloodline. Be there when X-MEN LEGENDS #1 takes the comic book industry by storm this February! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Iban Coello is part of the 2020 class of MARVEL’S STORMBREAKERS, Marvel’s latest preeminent talent distinction program to spotlight the next generation of elite artists in the industry. Check out Marvel.com/Stormbreakers to see all the latest exclusive interviews, articles, and artwork from these future comic book superstars.
X-MEN LEGENDS #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Connecting Variant Cover by IBAN COELLO
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