Follow TV Tropes


Comic Book / ResurrXion

Go To
An Ending. A Beginning.

The X-Men and mutantkind have been through a lot in recent years. From an extinction level event, to constant in-fighting, to fighting against other Marvel heroes, to (another) extinction level event, to fighting against other heroes (again). But now the threats to mutantkind's existence have ended and the X-Men can now finally focus on one thing — being heroes.

Meanwhile, after the war with the X-Men had caused them to sacrifice all their Terrigen, the Inhuman Royal Family - guided by Marvel Boy - departs on an odyssey across all creation in search for lost secrets — and the last hope — of their people.

In short, ResurrXion is a re-branding of both the X-Men and Inhuman lines of comics.

In November 2017, the House of X editorial feature at the back of the X books started teasing ResurrXion Phase II, which launched in February 2018 in the wake of Phoenix Resurrection.

    General Developments 
  • All-New Wolverine and Old Man Logan will be continuing despite the relaunch.
  • Old Man Logan will be gaining a new creative team.
  • Kitty Pryde will be returning to and leading the X-Men.
  • The Original 5, are reunited and will be lead by Jean Grey and mentored by Magneto.
  • The Inhuman Royal family alongside Marvel Boy will be departing from Earth to search for more Terrigen.
  • The iconic corner box art will be returning.


X-Men Titles

  • All-New Wolverine — Laura investigates an alien contagion that she's somehow connected with. Written by Tom Taylor with art by Leonard Kirk; continuing the ANADM volume at #19.
  • Astonishing X-Men — A new team of X-Mennote  unite to save a friend from a resurrected evil. Written by Charles Soule, with art by Jim Cheung
  • Old Man Logan — Logan fights the Maestro! Written by Ed Brisson with art by Mike Deodato, continues the ANADM volume at #25.
  • Generation X — In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, Jubilee leads a group of mutantsnote  who are ill-fit to be X-Men or ambassadors of mutantkind. Written by Christina Strain with art by Amilcar Pinna.
  • Iceman — Fresh off his stint in the Extraordinary X-Men, Bobby Drake explores his new identity as an out gay man and what it means to be an Omega-level mutant. Written by Sina Grace with art by Alessandro Vitti.
  • Jean Grey — In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, the teenage Jean Grey gets her own ongoing as the Phoenix Force rises from the ashes. Written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Victor Ibanez
  • Cable — In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, Nate chases new villain Conquest through time. Written by James Robinson with art by Carlos Pacheco.
  • Weapon X — In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, Old Man Logan recruits a new black-ops teamnote  to stop a resurrected Weapon X project from finishing the job the Terrigen Mists failed to do. Written by Greg Pak with art by Greg Land.
  • X-Men: Blue — The original, time-displaced X-Men reunite under Jean Grey's leadership and under the mentorship of Magneto. Written by Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina
  • X-Men: GoldKitty Pryde returns from her stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy to lead the X-Men note  and get them back to focusing on super heroics after warding off extinction. Written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ardian Syaf
  • X-Men Prime — The jumping-on one-shot dedicated to setting up the new X-Men status quo, where mutantkind is rebuilding and humans are starting to realize mutants aren't so bad. Written by all writers of the new titles with art by Ken Lashley

Inhumans Titles

  • Royals — Follows the royal family, and Marvel Boy, searching for answers in the Inhumans' past. Written by Al Ewing with art by Jonboy Meyers.
  • Black Bolt — The silent king of the Inhumans finds himself trapped in an alien prison. Written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Christian Ward.
  • Secret Warriors — Daisy Johnson leads a team of Inhumansnote  who opt to stay behind when the rest of the Inhumans head for space. Written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Javier Garron
  • Inhumans Prime — Similar to X-Men Prime, a one-shot setting the stage for the Inhumans going forward. Written by Al Ewing with art by Ryan Sook.

Phase II titles

  • Phoenix Resurrection - five-issue limited series dealing with Jean Grey's return at the hands (talons?) of Phoenix. Leads into new title X-Men: Red.
  • Extermination (2018) - the event that resolves the longstanding plot point of the time-displaced Original 5, begun in late-2012.

ResurrXion Provides Examples of

  • The Bus Came Back: Nate Grey returns in the 2018 series, for the first substantive appearance since New Mutants ended in 2012, having previously had a brief cameo in one issue of Fearless Defenders, and two during flashbacks in the Metus arc of the 2017 Cable series.
  • Call-Back: Kitty's nostalgic tour of the mansion seems to be directly lifted from Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, with even the same memories being invoked.
    • When Ororo meets Kitty in Deerfield, they have lunch together at the same ice cream parlor where Ororo first spoke with Kitty back in Uncanny X-Men #129, Kitty's very first appearance in Marvel Comics.
  • Canon Immigrant: Much like Miles Morales, it's revealed that Jimmy Hudson from Ultimate X-Men has somehow ended up in the mainstream Marvel Universe after Secret Wars (2015). So are Armor, Guardian, Mach-II, and Quicksilver from the same universe.
  • Covers Always Lie: X-Men Prime — Rachel and Laura are no-shows and everyone still has their old uniforms and hairstyles.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: This trope is defied once again, with the Jean Grey School being in the middle of New York.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Storm. She asks Kitty to come back because she's leaving. By the end of the issue, Kitty has convinced her to stay, though no longer as leader.
  • Wolverine Publicity:
    • The cover of X-Men Prime has both both the time-displaced Logan and Wolverine on the cover. The former only appears as a static hologram in one panel, and the latter isn't around at all. Meanwhile, Inhumans Prime has Ms. Marvel prominently displayed despite only appearing in one fight.
    • On the "appearing in every book" side of the trope, Old Man Logan will be appearing in three of the five team books (Gold, Weapon X, and Astonishing) in addition to his solo series.