Jonathan Hickman Teases X-Corp Series in New Mutants #2 (Spoilers)

X-Corp was a Marvel Comics organisation founded by Charles Xavier to provide support for "civilian" mutant populations on a global scale in a world where the mutant population was outgrowing the reach of the X-Men. Consider it an early form of Krakoa. X-Corp offices were located in many major cities in every continent, and each office was managed by a former member of the X-Men or one of their satellite teams, such as Sunspot or Domino. X-Corp worked with local governments, such as when they took in the superstrong twelve-year-old orphan Molly Hayes on behalf of the Social Services of Los Angeles. In the wake of House Of M wherein 90-95% of the mutant population was rendered genetically and physically human and thus powerless, several bombings occurred at X-Corporation locales. For the safety of those operating the facilities, and to regroup all empowered members, Cyclops ordered the evacuation of all X-Corp offices and the organization appears to be dead. With the minimal mutant population and the strict government rules imposed on mutants, the organization would serve no purpose.

But in today's New Mutants, it seems not. Or at least it wasn't. Not until Sunspot decided to make a trip in =to space to find and 'rescue' his bezzy mate Sam Guthrie, Cannonball, and his wife Smasher. And he signed the whole thing over to lawyers…


Which I am sure will be fine.  Just to remind, Marvel teased a new X-Corp comic as part of the Dawn of X line drawn by Carmen Nunez Carnero for February – though as we later pointed out that was a little premature and February solicitations came and went without mention. Maybe March? Looks like whatever it is, New Mutants writer and Dawn Of X showrunner Jonathan Hickman seems to be setting it up, right here.

New Mutants #2 is published by Marvel Comics today in all good comic shops. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Rod Reis
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers! Rated T+In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $3.99

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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