X-Men Changes Its Alien Name From Kleevus To Kologoth

This is how X-Men: Gold #12 was solicited.

X-MEN: GOLD #12
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • Luke Ross (A)
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
• While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery.
• Little did they know, the alien KLEEVUS was on a mission of his own!
• Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kleevus' true nature…but will it be too late?

But as if by magic, there has been a change in the text, most mysteriously.

While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery. Little did they know, the alien KOLOGOTH was on a mission of his own! Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kologoth's true nature…but will it be too late?

Was this a trademark issue – too close to Kleenex? Or was the name an alien who had first appeared in Fantastic Four? Or, like Rosebud, could it have been Ike Perlmutter's pet name for something intimate?

Well, Bleeding Cool has taken the innovative new approach of actually asking the people involved. And even getting an answer. Marc Guggenheim took time out of showrunning Green Arrow and Legends Of Tomorrow to tell us

I just came up with a name I liked better. :)

What do you think? Does he look more like a Kleevus or a Kologoth?

X-Men Changes Its Alien Name From Kleevus To Kologoth

 

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