The X-Men are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and riding high after the Marvel Now! relaunch, filled with critically acclaimed and well-selling books. And with this we now have Nightcrawler starring in “Amazing X-Men”.
“Nightcrawler is dead, but that’s not the end of his story,” Lowe says. The story will involve Azazel, Nightcrawler’s father, as a “demonic pirate.” “It is so good, I can’t wait for you guys to read it.” McGuinness is a major Nightcrawler fan and particularly enthused by this project, Lowe says.
The team will consist of Wolverine, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Northstar and Firestar — the latter who will start becoming a major X-Men character, Lowe says.