X-Men ’97 Takes Center Stage at Marvel Comics
Russell Dauterman’s Wrap-Around Variant Cover Unveiled for Upcoming Comic Series
Marvel Comics is paying tribute to the iconic X-Men of the 1990s with Russell Dauterman’s dynamic wrap-around variant cover for X-Men ’97 #1, the first issue of the official prelude comic series to the upcoming Marvel Studios animated series of the same name.
A Nostalgic Return to the Beloved X-Men: The Animated Series
The X-Men ’97 comic series, written by Steve Foxe and illustrated by Salva Epin, is a collaborative effort between Marvel Comics and the showrunners of the upcoming Disney+ series. Dauterman’s first-issue variant cover captures the essence of the beloved X-Men team, celebrating the impending launch of the prelude comic series.
Unraveling the Stories of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, and More
The story delves into the lives of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, and the rest of the iconic X-Men cast, revealing their experiences and adventures leading up to their return in Disney+’s X-Men ’97. The prelude comic promises mutant drama, unexpected developments, and thrilling character introductions.
Russell Dauterman’s Personal Connection to the X-Men Franchise
Dauterman’s variant cover is an updated version of fan art he created several years ago, which caught the attention of Marvel. The artist shares his deep appreciation for the X-Men: The Animated Series, crediting it for sparking his passion for the X-Men and Comics as a child.
Steve Foxe’s Inspiration for Writing the Prelude Comic Series
Foxe acknowledges the profound impact of the X-Men: The Animated Series on his decision to pursue a career in Comics. He expresses his excitement about reuniting with Salva Espín, his collaborator on X-Men ’92: House of XCII, to create an original tale that seamlessly connects with the upcoming animated series.
X-Men ’97 #1 Release Date and Availability
Marvel Comics’ X-Men ’97 #1 will hit comic book shops on March 27, 2024.