When we last checked on with the original team of X-Men that are stuck in the present in Brian Michael Bendis’ ‘All-New X-Men’, young Jean Grey had just been abducted by the Shi’ar, the Guardians of the Galaxy have offered their services in getting her back, and we learned that Corsair AKA Major Christopher Summers is actually still alive and well after all these years. There have been some major things going on in ‘The Trial of Jean Grey’ so far, but that last one is definitely one of the bigger surprises of the crossover so far. While we were left wondering what young Scott Summers thinks about all of this “father being alive” stuff, Marvel announced that an upcoming spinoff might answer some of our questions.
According to sources, Cyclops will join his space pirate papa in outer space for his very own solo series from Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and artist Russel Dauterman. While the modern day version of Cyclops has made peace with Corsair, this younger version has not had the satisfaction. Now, we’ll find out what happens when the Summers boys have another chance at life lessons at a father’s knee. Editor Tom Brennan gives some insight into what this series is all about:
“This books is everything Marvel is about – high stakes, intergalactic action, adventure and intrigue with the emotional core of a father and son who have to repair their relationship. Corsair and Cyclops are both in a bold new world – a man back from the dead and a teen out of time. They need each other now, and the universe needs them more than ever.”
Rucka also spoke about his upcoming series that’s described a “starry-eyed coming-of-age” story with Marvel.com where he plans on using some his own real-life experience with his teenage son, except with a more ‘Star Wars’ twist:
“When we’re 16, we have lots of heavy thoughts. And these are the heavy thoughts where when we’re in our 30’s we look at 16-year olds and sort of scorn it. They’re legitimate. It’s legit. Scott’s got real baggage but he’s also got this blessing of an opportunity. Which is for him, okay, his mom is gone. She’s not coming back. But holy mackerel, here’s my dad! And for Chris, for Corsair, who has reconciled with Scott and with Alex [aka Havok], this is an opportunity to be there for his 16-year old son.”
You can check out the cover for ‘Cyclops’ #1 from Alexander Lozano, followed by a synopsis of the story, below:
Spinning directly out of the blockbuster All-New X-Men crossover “The Trial of Jean Grey” comes the very first ongoing solo series for one of the time-travelling Original X-Men. After clashing with the Shi’ar on the edge of deep space, Scott Summers is about to encounter the last person he’d ever expect to meet – his father!
Long thought dead, Corsair, leader of that intergalactic band of misfits the Starjammers, has returned! And he’s got a new recruit in the form of his son, young Cyclops himself! Scott Summers is leaving the X-Men behind to stay in space and learn a few valuable lessons from dad: 1) How to shave, 2) How to talk to women, 3) How to steal a Badoon spaceship.
What are your thoughts on the father and son team of Cyclops and Corsair teaming up and traveling through space in ‘Cyclops’ #1? Are you excited to see teenage Scott Summers finally get to grow up by his father’s side? Share your thoughts about this ‘Trial of Jean Grey’ spinoff in the comment section.