11:09am PT by Graeme McMillan
X-Men to Discover 'No More Humans' in 2014
Just in time for the release of next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past in theaters, Marvel Entertainment has announced a brand-new original graphic novel, X-Men: No More Humans, that deals with mutant prejudice -- both inside and outside the mutant community.
The 128-page hardcover will be the third release from Marvel's new OGN program, following this year's Avengers: Endless Wartime and next year's already announced Spider-Man: Family Business. Like those titles, No More Humans will feature a stand-alone story set inside "regular" Marvel Comics continuity that will nonetheless be able to be understood by readers who have only encountered the characters in their cinematic incarnations.
No More Humans lives up to its title with a story that sees the mutant population of the Marvel Universe wake up one morning to discover that every single human on the planet has disappeared -- but as the X-Men set out to discover why, one question remains for the left-behind mutants: Do they really want humanity to return?
The graphic novel is, according to writer Mike Carey, "an X-Men story in a classic mold - one that pits the mutant heroes, not just against external enemies, but also against each other, forcing them to confront their own ideals and prejudices as they cope with world-changing and potentially world-ending events." The book will be illustrated by Salvador Larroca.
X-Men: No More Humans will be released May 7, 2014.