At the beginning of the year, Marvel announced that they would be reinvigorating their Original Graphic Novel initiative by releasing a number of all-new one-shot stories. Since then, we’ve seen ‘Avengers: Endless Wartime’ already hit the shelves and learned that ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’ was in the pipeline for April 2014. Now, the House of Ideas has revealed another new OGN set to coincide with the release of Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’.
Marvel Comics will unveil ‘X-Men: No More Humans’ from the creative team of writer Mike Carey and artist Salvador Larroca on May 7, 2014. The 128-page hardcover story is set in a post-‘Battle of the Atom’ world where the X-Men are faced with a problem that sees the world’s entire human population, including members of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, disappear completely.
It’s almost fitting that the British writer is telling this story. When he first joined the fray in the Marvel bullpen, he had to deal with the X-Men after the events of ‘House of M’, which proclaimed “No more mutants”. Now, the tables have turned in this huge story with a very lofty moral dilemma. Carey explains the magnitude of this upcoming tale:
“There are times in this story when it seems as though there isn’t any right thing to do — and when the different ideals and personalities of the X-Men threaten to split them apart. We really throw them some monstrous, agonizing curveballs. And we see them, finally, finding the core of themselves and responding as the heroes they are.
There are times in this story when it seems as though there isn’t any right thing to do — and when the different ideals and personalities of the X-Men threaten to split them apart. We really throw them some monstrous, agonizing curveballs. And we see them, finally, finding the core of themselves and responding as the heroes they are.”
In addition to a familiar mix of heroes and villains, ‘No More Humans’ is set to consist of Carey’s dream team of mutants including young Jean Grey, Beast, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Emma Frost, and the past and present versions of Cyclops. And this story really did have to be something from the writer’s dreams in order to get him back to writing the X-Men since he’s been preoccupied in other fields of entertainment such as novels and screenplays. Editor Nick Lowe, who says that this story should appeal to old and new X-Men fans alike, comments on Carey’s return to the team:
“Mike is ridiculously talented and does here what he always did best: put our biggest characters in the most difficult situation possible and see them try and fight their way out of it.”
Finally, the report includes the first look at the graphic novel, which you can check out in the gallery below:
What do you think of the upcoming Marvel Original Graphic Novel ‘X-Men: No More Humans’? Are you planning on preordering at your local comic book shop? Let us know in the comments.
Souce: USA Today