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FIRST LOOK: Are you ready for the return of X-Men ’92?

November 3rd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Marvel, who have been revealing upcoming titles for summer 2015 over the past few weeks, have just dropped an exclusive at the doorstep of and it’s a doozy.

They say that the image (above) is “offering the possible return of the early 90s-era X-Men team. Anchored by Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Jubilee, Beast, Jean Grey, and lots (and lots) of pouches, the X-Men of the early 90s were one of the franchise’s most prevalent in pop culture. X-Men #1, published in 1991, still holds the world record for the highest-selling comic with almost four million copies sold, and X-Men the animated series, which ran from 1992 to 1997, still remains a fan-favorite take on the characters.”

But why return to this era? Well, they speculate there may be more to it than just fan-pleasing: “The possible return of the Jim Lee-designed team wouldn’t be out of the question for Marvel. They’ve already brought the First Class X-Men to the modern era through time travel, so why not pluck a few more past iterations of their mutants? It could be a backdoor way of bringing the recently-expired Wolverine back to their publishing fold. Indeed, they already pulled that trick with Jean Grey in “All-New X-Men.”

They also speculate that perhaps Marvel are bringing the whole animated universe into the comics fold.

Whatever it means, we know that it will be a pleasing sight to the long-term comic fans out there and a real treat to the newbies.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….