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Marvel confirms Louise and Walter Simonson will continue their X-Factor run

Louise and Walter Simonson return to their original X-Factor run in a battle with Apocalypse this April!

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Marvel Comics has revealed Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson will be returning to the X-Men franchise this April in X-Men Legends #3. The pair will be telling an all-new story that is in continuity and set during their run on X-Factor. Fans will note this was the run that introduced the famous villain turned hero Apocalypse as well as the transformation of Angel into Archangel.

X-Men Legends was first announced in November with the first issue out in February by Fabian Nicieza and Brett Booth.

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So what’s X-Men Legends #3 about?

Starring the original X-Men now defending the world as the mutant team X-Factor, X-MEN LEGENDS #3 will take place just before X-Factor #43. Having defeated Apocalypse, X-Factor now uses his mysterious sentient spaceship Ship as their base of operations. But when Ship begins to malfunction, they’ll realize Apocalypse’s true plans are just beginning to unfold. Don’t miss a rematch decades-in-the-making when the full breadth of this iconic villain’s original motives are finally revealed!

Check out the slick cover art to X-Men: Legends #3 below by Walter Simonson.

Marvel confirms Louise and Walter Simonson will continue their X-Factor run

For more on this, read the official Marvel press release below.

New York, NY— January 6, 2021 — Legendary creators Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson will be returning to the X-Men franchise this April in X-MEN LEGENDS #3. The pair will be teaming up for an all-new, in-continuity story set during their groundbreaking run on X-Factor— notable for introducing one of the X-Men’s greatest villains, Apocalypse, and boldly transforming Angel into the metal-winged Archangel.

Starring the original X-Men now defending the world as the mutant team X-Factor, X-MEN LEGENDS #3 will take place just before X-Factor #43. Having defeated Apocalypse, X-Factor now uses his mysterious sentient spaceship Ship as their base of operations. But when Ship begins to malfunction, they’ll realize Apocalypse’s true plans are just beginning to unfold. Don’t miss a rematch decades-in-the-making when the full breadth of this iconic villain’s original motives are finally revealed!

X-MEN LEGENDS will be a title like no other. Revisiting key runs throughout X-Men history, X-MEN LEGENDS will feature other greats such as Chris Claremont, Fabian Nicieza, Larry Hama, Peter David, and more returning to the X-Men mythos 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.

Launching in February with a story by Fabian Nicieza and Brett Booth that will finally resolve the famous “third Summers brother” mystery, X-MEN LEGENDS will reshape X-Men history as we know it! Don’t miss the original X-Factor’s grand return when X-MEN LEGENDS #3 hits stands in April! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

X-MEN LEGENDS #3

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON

Art and Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

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