Rob Liefeld Returns To Marvel With "Major X" Mini-Series
Jan 18, 2019
Rob Liefeld, a staple at Marvel in the 1990s perhaps best known for creating Deadpool, is headed back to his roots.
Entertainment Weekly has exclusively reported that Liefeld is writing a new Marvel comic mini-series titled Major X.
Per the announcement:
The series will be six issues shipping twice a month from April through June, and will focus on the arrival of the title character, a mutant warrior from another realm, into the Marvel Universe.
The story puts Major X into the Marvel Universe right between New Mutants #98 and X-Force #1. By the series' conclusion, the events will have caught up to Marvel's current storyline.
Whilce Portacio and Brent Peeples will also be on the creative team.
"Major X introduces a new character who is certain to mix up everything in the X-world," Liefeld told EW. "He hails from another existence, which is called the ‘X-istence’ — a mutant Shangri-La, a safe haven that has been a realm where mutantkind has lived in peace and harmony. They escaped there following a tragedy that befell mutantkind, and built this community. There are some familiar faces that he has forged this other society with. But then a terrible event happens within the X-istence that causes Major X to cross over and land in the Marvel Universe that we know. But he doesn’t land in the spot he was hoping, so in the first issue he is in 1991. We progressively get him where he needs to go."
Major X will be available to pre-order in the February PREVIEWS catalog.