The future of X-Men is in its women, ladies and gentlemen—and the future is now. In a surprising move, Marvel Comics announced recently that they will relaunch X-Men as a comic title headlined by all X-Women! This new book starting in April will be headlined by Brian Wood (writer of comics like DMZ, Mara, and The Massive) with art by Olivier Coipel (Thor) and will focus on such long-time favorite characters as Storm, Rogue, Shadowcat, Psylocke, Rachel Grey and Jubilee.
Why is this so exciting?
At a time when so many are standing up to speak about a lack of well-developed female lead characters in various geekdoms, Marvel has been actively addressing that absence with some amazing titles. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the upcoming X-Men book and some of the other great books featuring Marvel’s mightiest women.