The timing of this seems kind of hilarious to me, but in news today Marvel has announced that beginning in April Cyclops will be getting his own ongoing Marvel title. Now as to why they are pumping up this character in time for the New X-Men movie which he is glaringly absent from you will have to take a guess at. Check out more on this below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Warning: Potential spoilers for All-New X-Men #23.
If you thought the upcoming April slate of comics for All-New Marvel NOW! was going to be the end of it, you would be mistaken. Marvel has announced today that Cyclops will be getting his very own comic series starting this May from writer Greg Rucka and artist Russell Dauterman!
The series will see the young Scott Summers, from the current All-New X-Men series, teaming up with his presumed dead father Christopher Summers, aka Corsair, leader of the Starjammers, for some outer space adventures!
“When I started reading ‘Uncanny’ way back in the day — and I mean way back in the day — there were characters I loved,” Rucka told CBR. “And there were characters that I was kind of “meh” about. I was “meh” about Scott at the start. I had been collecting for about a year and a half, and I came to a realization — ‘Why is it that I feel like I haven’t connected with this guy?’ Then the penny dropped for me, which was, ‘Oh, because he and I are an awful lot alike.’ [Laughs] We’re very serious people; we take our responsibilities very seriously, we expect others to do the same, and we’re often frustrated by their lack of doing so. And we internalize a lot. If I were an X-Man, I’d probably end up being Scott”
Rucka also mentioned in his interview that the first three issues of the series will be one-and-done stories, providing plenty of opportunities for readers to jump on and enjoy. Check out the cover art by Alexander Lozano below! Will you be picking up Cyclops this May?