Matthew Rosenberg Takes Over Astonishing X-Men in July

It's finally happened for Matthew Rosenberg. In what the writer described as "fulfilling a lifelong dream," Rosenberg will take over as writer of Astonishing X-Men from Charles Soule in July, beginning with Astonishing X-Men #13.

Rosenberg has recently brought Jean Grey back from the dead again in the Phoenix Resurrection mini-series, is currently writing the New Mutants: Dead Souls mini, and will write a Multiple Man series this Summer. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride — that's what they (we) said about ol' Matty Rosenberg. But not anymore. Marvel has upgraded him to one of the four core X-titles (well, until we get that Uncanny X-Men reboot).

Rosenberg will be joined by Greg Land for his first story arc, which will introduce a new team consisting of Havok, Beast, Dazzler, Colossus, and Warpath. "It's got a lot of nods to some of my favorite stories in X-Men history but also is going to be pushing things forward and challenging the future," Rosenberg said on Twitter.

"I learned to read with X-Men comics," he continued. "I survived tough times growing up through X-Men comics. X-Men comics helped shape my worldview and my personal politics. X-Men comics made me want to be a better person. And X-Men comics made me want to write comics."

We love the X-Men too, Rosenberg. So you'd better do a good job. We'll be watching.

Check out Rosenberg's Twitter speech below.

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