Even with the popularity of The Avengers and other heroes, interest and enthusiasm for mutants is still at a very high level too. And yes, they still have their very own comic book series. Case in point today is the brand new, upcoming X-Factor, from writer Peter David and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico.
Here’s all you need to know from the official press release:
Serval Industries, the world’s foremost leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology has just unveiled their newest contribution to society – it’s superhuman division, the All-New X-Factor! Led by Polaris, the mutant mistress of magnetism, fellow X-Factor members Quicksilver, Gambit, Danger, Cypher, and Warlock use their powers for the betterment of society.
Or are their corporate backers at Serval Industries using X-Factor for the betterment of themselves?
“So much of what happens in this country stems from corporate control and involvement,” explained Peter David, in an interview with Marvel.com “So why not expand that real world philosophy to the world of comics and have it be that a corporation is interested in expanding into super heroes? I mean, if super heroes really existed, that’s probably what would happen.”
Can Serval Industries be trusted? Or are their intentions much more malevolent?
Check out the preview pages after the break. Look for the new X-Factor to arrive in stores and digital on January 8.