The Krakoan Age of mutantkind is over — but from the ashes comes a new era of the Uncanny X-Men. There’s a new leader (Rogue), a new team (Wolverine, Jubilee, Gambit, and Nightcrawler), a new status quo (Professor X is Inmate X, and the X-Men are outlaws), a new home (in Louisiana, after Xavier’s school was transformed into Graymalkin Prison), and a new creative team (DC’s Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone and Avengers artist David Marquez).

Marvel on Wednesday revealed the trailer for the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny X-Men, the second of three flagship X-titles set in the all-new From the Ashes era (along with Jed MacKay and Ryan Stegman’s X-Men in July and Eve L. Ewing and Carmen Carnero’s Exceptional X-Men in September). Uncanny X-Men #1 goes on sale August 7th with a lineup of variant covers from superstar artists Jim Lee (X-Men), Leinil Francis Yu (Wolverine), Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men), and more.

The official synopsis states, “With Professor X gone and his school transformed into a nightmare reflection of itself, the series sees Rogue step up to be the pillar of Xavier’s dream alongside Wolverine, Gambit, Nightcrawler, and Jubilee. From their new base of operations in New Orleans, the Uncanny X-Men are back to being the outlaw heroes the world hates and fears — and the light in the darkness for mutants everywhere! Mutantkind made a big statement with Krakoa, and now, life is harder for them than ever before, but Rogue’s X-Men will be there to welcome mutants to their newfound family. 

“A core group of essential X-Men rise From the Ashes to face a world without a home — and without Professor X! All bonds among the mutant community seem to be slipping away, and Rogue reluctantly finds herself as the hero designated to bring them back together… but a fearless, malignant power is out there hunting mutants, and it has a terrible secret that may destroy what remains of the X-Men.”

“The X-Men are fractured in the aftermath of the end of Krakoa, scattered across the globe without a central base of operation,” Marvel Comics VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said when announcing the next X-Men era. “What that means in practice is that all three titles carrying the name X-Men are core X-Men series-they all center around one of the major aspects of what the team has been about at different points. This is very much by design. We want to field a wide assortment of X-titles with different styles and tones and approaches, an X-Men book for virtually any taste.”  

X-Men #1 is on stands July 10th, followed by Uncanny X-Men #1 on August 7th and Exceptional X-Men #1 on September 4th.

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