There were quite a few X-Men comics to spin out of House of X and Powers of X, many of which were new takes on what we’ve seen before, like X-Force, Excalibur, and Wolverine. One that promised to tread some new ground was Children of the Atom, showcasing what appeared to be mutant sidekicks. The series was originally going to debut in April, but then COVID happened and it got put on hold for a bit. Marvel Comics has announced the series will now begin in January 2021.
Written by Vita Ayala, illustrated by Bernard Chang, and colored by Marcelo Maiolo, the comic introduces a brand new team of young X-Men characters, inspired by their favorite mutants. Little is known about who they are or where they come from, but I cannot wait to find out.
“I have never known a world without mutants and the X-Men, and to be able to create characters that would become part of the canon is WILD,” Ayala said when the book was first announced. “What makes the new cast special to me is that they are reflective of a lot of people I know who look up to what the X-Men stand for, and have taken it upon themselves to further those ideals. These kids are exactly the kids who, in real life, have posters of Storm and Wolverine in their rooms, who grew up seeing them as heroes and want to live up to that.”
Children of the Atom #1 features a main cover by R.B. Silva & Jesus Arburtov. It’s set for release in January 2021.