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Marvel Sets 'X-Men' Spin-Off Comic 'Way of X'

Way of X
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The new series focuses on the spiritual conflict at the heart of the new mutant nation of Krakoa, but with more pyrotechnics than that suggests.

Building on the successful franchise relaunch of 2018, Marvel Entertainment is launching a new X-Men comic book series with an unexpected focus: Way of X will center around Nightcrawler and the spiritual side of mutant society.

As a result of the House of X line wide relaunch of the franchise, mutantkind in Marvel’s comic book universe has relocated to the island of Krakoa, forming a standalone society with new rules, new laws, and new morality — which is where Way of X, created by Si Spurrier (John Constantine: Hellblazer) and Bob Quinn (Captain America), begins.

In a statement about the new title, writer Spurrier said, “I should probably just tell a lie for the sake of a neat elevator pitch and say that Way of X is a story about the creation of a new mutant religion. But it’s not — not really. That’s kinda where it starts, for sure. Nightcrawler realizes something’s wrong with the hearts and minds of mutantkind and sets out to fix it. But as he quickly discovers, this isn’t a job for priests and prayers… The question is, what do they have to become in order to fight it? Preachers? Cops? Executioners? Or something entirely new?”

Beyond Nightcrawler, the cast of the series includes Blink, Pixie, and Dr. Nemesis, characters relatively recently added to the expansive X-Men mythos.

Way of X launches digitally and in comic book stores April.

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