Rob Liefeld's Major X Gets a #0 Issue, Co-Written by the Publisher of Image Comics?!

Superstar artist Rob Liefeld has a major hit on his hands with Major X, the story of a mysterious mutant from the future, the titular Major X, who returns to the 1990s era of X-Men comics to save his dying world. Every issue of the series so far has sold out before hitting stands. So how does one capitalize on a hit like Major X when the mini-series is over? Why, release a zero issue, of course!

That's what's happening in August as Marvel will release Major X #0, with art by Rob Liefeld, and writing by Rob Liefeld and… Eric Stephenson, the publisher of Image Comics?! Well, calm down a second. It seems the bulk of this issue will be a reprint of Liefeld and Stephenson's story from Wolverine #154-155, featuring The Watchtower, a sort-of-prelude to Major X.

But Major X #0 will also feature a new short story as a framing device, written and drawn by Liefeld himself.

Will Marvel manage to sell out of a reprint? We'll find out in August. Check out the solicitation below, and the full Marvel August solicitations here.

Rob Liefeld with Eric Stephenson (W) • Rob Liefeld (A/C)
Sketch Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld
Variant Cover by TBA
Representing the classic Wolverine (1988) #154-155 with an all-new Major X frame short story written & drawn by Rob Liefeld!
Deadpool accepts a hit from a mysterious group of overzealous techies called the Watchtower. His intended target? Wolverine! There's a bounty on Logan's head, and Deadpool plans to collect! But will the Watchtower prove too morally questionable for even the Merc? The beginnings of the hit Major X series can be found in these classic stories!
72 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

Marvel Comics August 2019 Solicitations

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Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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