Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Marvel announces all female 'X-Men' book

Any legit nerd who has spent time in a comic shop in the last decade or so knows that plenty of women read comics - and not just the ones who are trying to become nerd-chick celebs.

So Marvel's launch of an all-female X-Men comic book makes sense, especially since the X-books have had a strong cast of female characters for a long time. Debuting this April, the book will be written by Brian Wood and penciled by Olivier Coipel. It will have a team lineup of Storm, Psylocke, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey and Rogue. It’s main star will be Jubilee but Wood plans on making all the characters stand-out.

Wood told, "I'm definitely an X-Men fan, but I'm not deep into the world ... I'm not a writer who's been writing it forever, so my natural instinct is to go basic and simple and to its core."

Wood also tells that, when it comes to the 50-year-old title, "Cyclops and Wolverine are big names, but taken as a whole, the women kind of rule the franchise."

-Larissa Mrykalo