X-Men’s most dangerous villain joins Marvel’s mutant heroes
Classic X-Men villain Cassandra Nova joins the Marauder crew as Kate Pryde’s team venture into uncharted waters with Destiny of X.
A classic X-Men villain will join the cast of Marauders for the team’s next trip.
In March, Marvel Comics will relaunch Marauders with a new creative team, welcoming on board writer Steve Orlando and artist Eleonora Carlini. The series will see Kate Pryde and her team navigate uncharted waters as the X-Men enter the “Destiny of X” status quo. Now Marvel has revealed the fate of Hellfire Trading Co. lies in the hands of longtime X-Men antagonist Cassandra Nova as the Marauders search for answers to a mystery that has been brewing for two billion years. ‘years.
MARAUDEURS # 1
- Written by STEVE ORLANDO
- Art by ELEONORA CARLINI
- Cover and teaser variant of ELEONORA CARLINI
- On sale 3/30
Cassandra Nova first appeared in New X-Men # 114 by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Tim Townsend, Brian Haberlin and Comiccraft. Like her brother, Charles Xavier, Nova was born with enormous telepathic abilities. However, after Charles attempted to kill her in the womb, Nova developed sociopathic tendencies and became one of the X-Men’s greatest enemies. Her most notorious crime came when she killed 16 million mutants on the island nation of Genosha. She was last defeated by Jean Gray, who reprogrammed a Sentinite in Nova’s mind to allow her to feel empathy.
Still, fans shouldn’t expect the lifelong villain to give up his murderous ways. Orlando says Nova may be as malicious as ever when she appears in Marauders. “How much has she changed since her last meeting with the X-Men? Pryde and the Marauders have no choice but to find out, as only Cassandra can lead them to the first ancestors of mutantkind – a mystery of two billion years She is a bit like Xavier, a bit like Catherine Trammel, and the Marauders’ only hope for success.
Nova isn’t the only new member of the Marauder crew. When Red Queen Kate Pryde and Red Bishop leave Hellfire Bay, Aurora, Psylocke, Daken, Somnus and Tempo, losing votes from fans, will join them. Together, the team will search for endangered mutants and bring them back to the shores of Krakoa. Their first mission will take place in January Annual Marauders # 1, who sees them cross X-Men 2099‘s Brimstone Love, whose arrival raises questions about the scale of the team’s mission.
Marauders is just one of many titles that experience upheaval during “Destiny of X”. Branding follows in the wake of X Wolverine Lives/X Wolverine Deaths and sees Marvel’s mutants enter the X-Men’s Second Krakoan Age, creating a great starting point for new readers. In total, there will be nine titles featured in the book line, including Immortal x-men by Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck and X-Force by Benjamin Percy and Robert Gill.
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