Although Marvel dropped news of both a Legion and a Rogue & Gambit series prior to NYCC, they held off on announcing each series' creative teams. News of an announcement flew under the radar, sadly, owed to the sad state Marvel's Retailer Breakfast found itself in yesterday morning.
In spite of the general bigotry thrown Marvel's way that morning, news that Hawkeye alum Kelly Thompson would be writing the upcoming Rogue & Gambit series is really awesome to hear. Per ComicsBeat, it'll last five issues, so it'll be short and sweet, but it's yet another X-book fans have to look forward to in the months to come. It'll also be drawn by Pere Perez.
Legion, the other title Marvel announced, will be written by Peter Milligan, with art provided by Wilfredo Torres. The character's been enjoying a resurgence as of late, curtesy of a well reviewed TV series created by Noah Hawley, so it'll be interesting to see how it plays into the wider X-verse when it drops. Marvel are no strangers to adjusting their strategy to capitalise on the popularity of films and TV series, after all, so it could be that we're looking at a new ongoing.
Bar that, X-Men fans will have another look at The Gifted if they're at the convention centre. Here's hoping there are more announcements to come.
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