Celebrating 50 Years of X-Men with X-Men: Battle of the Atom

Are you an X-Men fan? If you answered, Yes, then you’re in luck, as Marvel announced that it will be celebrating the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with an all new event called X-Men: Battle of the Atom. This event, which will be the first X-Men crossover since Second Coming, will be handled by an all-star creative team in Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez, and Giuseppe Camuncoli. Battle of the Atom has been brewing since the end of Avengers vs X-Men and this September will see the tensions finally boil over into an all out Mutant civil war. The All New X-Men will find themselves face to face with two sets of their future selves and one of them are prepared to send them home to stop them from being the straw that broke the camel’s back for mutantkind. How many butterflies have been stepped on with all this time travelling and what will the consequences be like for the X-men? Find out when X-Men: Battle of the Attom hits shelves this fall.

For several upcoming covers and the official Marvel press release, read below.

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[press release]

Celebrate 50 years of X-Men with X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM!
Past, Present, and Future X-Men Take the Marvel Universe By Storm

New York, NY—June 13, 2013— This September, celebrate the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with the first major X-Men crossover event in over three years—X-Men: Battle of the Atom! From the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Frank Cho, Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, David Lopez & Giuseppe Camuncoli, comes an event so exhilarating, and so groundbreaking that fans will be talking about this for years to come! Three X-Men universes collide in the biggest war mutantkind has ever seen, and you won’t believe how it all plays out. One thing’s for sure—no reader will come out unscathed!

“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 traveled 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. It’s monumental! It’s earth-shattering! It’s X-Men: Battle of the Atom!

Beginning in September and ending in October, this 10-part weekly event is not one any fan can miss:

• Part 1: X-Men Battle of the Atom #1

• Part 2: All-New X-Men #16

• Part 3: X-Men #5

• Part 4: Uncanny X-Men #12

• Part 5: Wolverine & The X-Men #36

• 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
Don’t miss out on the event of the season! Who will become unlikely allies? What is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s master plan? What are the consequences for altering time and space? Most importantly, what will determine the fate of our favorite superheroes? This fall, all will be revealed in X-Men: Battle of the Atom!

X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by FRANK CHO
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Wraparound Variant by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by JOE MADUREIRA
FOC – 8/12/2013, On Sale – 9/4/2013

ALL-NEW X-MEN #16
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC – 8/12/2013, On Sale – 9/4/2013

X-MEN #5
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by TERRY DODSON
FOC – 8/19/2013, On Sale – 9/11/2013

UNCANNY X-MEN #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by CHRISTOPHER BACHALO
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by CHRISTOPHER BACHALO
Emma Frost Variant by MILO MANARA
FOC – 8/26/2013, On Sale – 9/18/2013

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #36
Written by JASON AARON
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant by KRIS ANKA
FOC – 9/2/2013, On Sale – 9/25/2013

 

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