This coming March, as a part of the X-Men ResurrXion, Marvel revealed that they have plans to revive the Astonishing X-Men series with writer Charles Soule and a rotating group of artist. The book will have a popular cast of X-Men but what's been revealed recently is that the X-Men's Oldest villain The Shadow King will be returning as well.
“The Shadow King was the first ‘evil’ mutant Charles Xavier ever encountered, and as we saw way back in Uncanny X-Men #117 in 1979, he’s essentially the reason Xavier decided to train up other mutants to fight emerging threats in the world,” Soule tells Marvel.com. “The nice thing about The Shadow King is that he resides in a place called the astral plane, which is sort of a dream dimension where anything anyone imagines can become real. So, battles there tend to be about willpower; the person who can impose their reality on their opponents, force them to believe in whatever situation they’re projecting onto them, tends to win. In Astonishing, we’ll see some fantastic set pieces built around that idea, some of which will tie into signature past events from X-Men history. It’s not all backwards-looking, though. This is a story that moves the X-Men forward in a huge way.”
Astonishing X-Men will feature an ensemble as Soule said comprising of Old Man Logan, Gambit, Rogue, Bishop, Fantomex, Archangel, and Mystique. Astonishing X-Men goes on sale this July, for more Nerd News keep it right here at Nerds With Words.