To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the comic book debut of X-Men this September 2013, the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez and Giuseppe Camuncoli have joined forces to produce the first major mutant crossover series in three years.
“If All-New X-Men #1 was the shot heard round the world, X-Men: Battle of the Atom is Valley Forge,” explained Nick Lowe, Senior Editor, Marvel Entertainment. “And there’s no group of creators I’d rather go to war with than Brian [Bendis], Jason [Aaron] and Brian [Wood]. And that doesn’t even mention the murderer’s row of artists.”
Hank McCoy brought the original X-Men into the present in the hopes of changing the course of history and stopping Scott Summer’s mutant revolution before it even begins. But as the young and confused X-Men try to cope with their devastating futures, the team begins to unravel from the inside. And just as mutant civil war is about to hit it’s boiling point, an unexpected third party comes in to change the game—the future X-Men! They’ve travelled back in time with a warning—the original X-Men need to go back to their rightful time or they will be the final nail in mutantkind’s coffin. They risked everything to come to the past and won’t leave until the All-New X-Men are back in the past.
The 10-part weekly event commences in September and concludes in October 2013.
Part 1: X-Men Battle of the Atom #1 (September 4, 2013)
Part 2: All-New X-Men #16 (September 4, 2013)
Part 3: X-Men #5 (September 11, 2013)
Part 4: Uncanny X-Men #12 (September 18, 2013)
Part 5: Wolverine & The X-Men #36 (September 25, 2013)
Part 6: All-New X-Men #17
Part 7: X-Men # 6
Part 8: Uncanny X-Men #13
Part 9: Wolverine & The X-Men #37
Part 10: X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2