Marvel bringing Generation X back

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We posted earlier about Marvel Comics Death of X leading into Inhumans vs X-men (IVX) leading into Resurrxion.  Marvel hasn’t told us a lot about their plans for this story arc just yet.  They have released some information about future titles.  Marvel announced an ongoing series spinning out of ResurrXion.  Generation X is making a comeback!

Generation X is a spin-off of the X-Men.  The team was created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo. Generation X debuted during the 1994 “Phalanx Covenant” story-line. They received their own monthly series later that year with Generation X #1 (November 1994).

Generation X did not attend Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and were not taught by Professor Xavier.  They were trained at the Massachusetts Academy and were mentored by Banshee and Emma Frost, the former villain White Queen.

Generation X consisted of:

  • Chamber – a British mutant who produced huge blasts of energy from his upper chest. When his powers first manifested, they destroyed the lower half of his face and chest, leaving him with only his limited telepathic powers with which to communicate and releasing him from any necessity to eat, drink, or breathe. Because of this he is characteristically sullen and bitter.
  • Gaia – formerly the otherworldly Guardian of the Citadel of the Universal Amalgamator, which could potentially be misused to combine all sentient consciousnesses into a single entity.  
  • Husk – a Kentucky coal miner’s daughter who could shed her skin revealing a different substance each time. She is the younger sister of The New Mutants Cannonball and elder sister of Icarus.
  • Jubilee – a Chinese-American “mall rat” from Beverly Hills, California who could produce explosive energy.
  • M – a “perfect” young woman born into a rich family from Monaco who could fly, possessed super strength, and had telepathic abilities.
  • Mondo – a cheerful, laidback Samoan mutant who could take on the texture of objects he touched. 
  • Penance – a silent, childlike, and mysterious mutant who possessed diamond hard red skin and razor-sharp claws.
  • Skin – a former reluctant teenage gang member on the streets of East Los Angeles who possessed six feet of extra skin. He could stretch his extremities, but mostly considered his mutation, which caused him to have sagging gray skin and painful headaches, a curse.
  • Synch – an African-American teenager from St. Louis known for his pleasant and supportive temperament. He could copy the powers of other mutants/super-humans within close physical proximity.

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Looking at the teaser for this new Generation X title, it appears there are incarnations of several teen X teams.  It is still undetermined who will comprise the new team of Generation X. “Generation X” will debut alongside “Jean Grey,” “Iceman” and “Weapon X” in spring 2017.

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