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Marvel officially announces ‘X-Corp’ by Tini Howard and Alberto Foche

Marvel Comics launching new X-Men series X-Corp this May.

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After much anticipation, Marvel Comics has revealed X-Corp, a new X-Men series, will launch May 2021. Written by Tini Howard with art by Alberto Foche, the series will premiere a brand-new group of X-Men and it’ll be all about business. Head of X himself Jonathan Hickman confirmed the series was on the way back in December on AIPT’s X-Men Monday column.

So what’s it about?

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The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense confrontation with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?

Check out the cover below.

Marvel officially announces 'X-Corp' by Tini Howard and Alberto Foche

Tini Howard commented on the series by saying, “Hello! Some of you have been waiting a while for this book, and I’m the one to blame. I first pitched this story because I absolutely love the weird corporate world within Marvel Comics – specifically books like New X-Men, All-New X-Factor, and the history of what the X-Corporation was before. But in a new mutant era of gates and deals, X-CORP’s ‘corporate embassy’ is a bit obsolete – and I refuse to sell you guys anything I wouldn’t buy myself.”

She went on, “We shelved the book for a time (I had X OF SWORDS on my plate immediately after) and decided that X-CORP existed quietly in the background, there for us to debut when we had the right story to tell, the right public offering to make, if you will. Empyre: X-Men gave me a chance to test-drive some of the earliest concepts – Angel and Monet as dual CXOs, Jamie Madrox by their side, and the cleaning-up of some of Charles Xavier’s portfolio. Since then, I’ve reworked the book entirely – and you’ll know exactly why you’ve waited until now to see what they’re up to. I’ve got a corporate past myself, and it’s all going into this book. X-CorpWe’re Simply Superior.” 

Artist for the series Foche added, “I´m very happy to contribute to the awesome X-Men comic universe and specifically with this series,” Foche said. “Tini’s scripts are intense and have a flair that I appreciate. I hope everybody enjoys reading this comic as much as I had making it!”

Marvel Comics also revealed some interior art for the title. Check it out below.

Marvel officially announces 'X-Corp' by Tini Howard and Alberto Foche Marvel officially announces 'X-Corp' by Tini Howard and Alberto Foche

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

New York, NY— February 11, 2021 — The X-Book every fan has been waiting for is finally here! X-CORP, written by Tini Howard (Excalibur) and drawn by Alberto Foche (Dan Dare) will hit stands this May. Taking Jonathan Hickman’s masterplan for mutantkind to the next level, the series will premiere a brand-new group of X-Men that will prove once and for all that mutantkind means business!

The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense confrontation with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?

Here’s what Howard had to say about the X-Men’s next big venture:

“Hello! Some of you have been waiting a while for this book, and I’m the one to blame. I first pitched this story because I absolutely love the weird corporate world within Marvel Comics – specifically books like New X-Men, All-New X-Factor, and the history of what the X-Corporation was before. But in a new mutant era of gates and deals, X-CORP’s ‘corporate embassy’ is a bit obsolete – and I refuse to sell you guys anything I wouldn’t buy myself.

“We shelved the book for a time (I had X OF SWORDS on my plate immediately after) and decided that X-CORP existed quietly in the background, there for us to debut when we had the right story to tell, the right public offering to make, if you will. Empyre: X-Men gave me a chance to test-drive some of the earliest concepts – Angel and Monet as dual CXOs, Jamie Madrox by their side, and the cleaning-up of some of Charles Xavier’s portfolio. Since then, I’ve reworked the book entirely – and you’ll know exactly why you’ve waited until now to see what they’re up to. I’ve got a corporate past myself, and it’s all going into this book. X-CorpWe’re Simply Superior.” 

Artist Alberto Foche, known for his work on Dan Dare, makes his Marvel Comics debut with this bold new series.

“I´m very happy to contribute to the awesome X-Men comic universe and specifically with this series,” Foche said. “Tini’s scripts are intense and have a flair that I appreciate. I hope everybody enjoys reading this comic as much as I had making it!”

Grab hold as X-CORP introduces new concepts that will revolutionize the Marvel Universe as we know it when it arrives this May! For more information, including a first look at interior artwork, visit Marvel.com.

X-CORP #1

Written by TINI HOWARD

Art by ALBERTO FOCHE

Colors by SUNNY GHO

Cover by DAVID AJA

On Sale 5/12

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