Matthew Rosenberg and Salvador Larroca opened up their run on Uncanny X-Men by killing off not one but two Marvel mutants… but it looks like Rosenberg's thirst for mutant blood is not yet sated! The solicit for May's issues of Uncanny X-Men, #s 17 and 18, tease another death for the objectively greatest franchise in comics!
Who will live? Who will die? Cyclops and Wolverine are probably safe since they just came back… but it seemed like there were some ill tidings for Jamie Madrox in Uncanny X-Men #11…
As for the Black King, if you didn't read X-Men Black: Emma Frost, first of all, shame on you because it was awesome, but also, it's Emma Frost.
On another note, it looks like we'll be getting new artists in May, with Carloses Gomez and Villa providing art instead of Larocca. Has Larocca been replaced after complaining about the coloring by Rachelle Rosenberg last month? Or is he just taking a break, as artists tend to do these days? We reached out for answers, but haven't heard back yet, so speculate away for now!
On the other hand, another X-Men art legend is providing the covers for these issues: Whilce Mother@#$ing Portacio! We're thinking it must be pretty nice to be Matthew Rosenberg.
Check out the solicit and those sweet Portacio covers below.
UNCANNY X-MEN #17 & #18
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • ISSUE # 17 – Carlos Gomez (A)
ISSUE # 18 – Carlos Villa (A)
CoverS by WHILCE PORTACIO
• First…the X-Men lose one of their own.
• Then…the new Black King of the Hellfire Club makes a move.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)