‘X-Men Blue and Gold’ Release Date, News & Update: Here’s The New X-Team Lineup & Some ‘ResurrXion’ Details To Get You Hyped

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 02, 2016 10:56 AM EST

The wait is almost over. "X-Men Blue and Gold" will finally arrive in 2017 and they'll be sporting their own team colors. What Marvel has dubbed "ResurrXion" is to premiere its two titles, "X-Men: Blue" and "X-Men: Gold," on April 2017 and each team gets to have its own directions and distinct identities. This ought to make longtime "X-Men" fans excited and nostalgic at the same time.

"X-Men Blue and Gold" Details: Which Mutants Are Blue?

"X-Men: Blue" will be composed of the original five X-Men: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Jean Grey. The book will be written by Cullen Bunn, who currently helms the "Uncanny X-Men," with art by Jorge Molina, reports IGN. "X-Men Blue and Gold" will have some twists that will delight fans and on "X-Men: Blue," the team's greatest enemy, Magneto, will be their mentor instead of Professor X, who is apparently dead.

"He almost takes the role of a Professor Xavier for the original five here. That's really what I thought was interesting... is that Magneto is the oldest enemy of these X-Men," said Bunn In a phone interview with IGN. "X-Men Blue and Gold" teams each has a head, and "Blue" will see Jean Grey taking the lead.

"X-Men Blue and Gold" Details: Which Mutants Are Gold?

"X-Men: Gold" will be written by Marc Guggenheim, who's known for his DC projects. He is joined by artist Adrian Syaf, whose recent project is DC's "Green Lantern." This book will see Kitty Pride finally taking the lead, and under her wing are extraordinary mutants: Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Old Man Logan and Rachel Grey. In this book, Kitty returns to Earth with the X-Men in shambles. She regroups the mutants to rebound after their war with the Inhumans. The "X-Men Blue and Gold" comic books will highlight character's never-before-seen prowess and in "Gold," Kitty will showcase her leadership skills.

The "X-Men Blue and Gold" books will ship twice per month, according to Marvel. More details are to be announced by the company before April 2017.

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