Lewis Simonson and Walter Simonson are returning to the pages of Marvel’s X-Men Legends in January. While their first “Legends” X-reunion focused on their collective time on the X-Factor, their upcoming comeback engagement takes place on New Mutants at the time of Lewis “Weezy” Simmons and once again the X-Men villain (and Simonson creation). Characteristics of the apocalypse.
In January 26’s X-Men Legends #11, Apocalypse is searching for this next horseman and decides that the New Mutants, the underclassmen of the X-Men, are a good place to start.
The story stars the then-junior mutants – Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Boom Boom, Richter, and more, as Caliban leads war and pestilence in search of a fourth for his deadly quartet.
Marvel billed this as a “never-before-seen link” (the basis of the X-Men Legends title) between the New Mutants and Apocalypse.
Simonson wrote 31 issues of New Mutants between #55 and #97 and three annuals between 1987 and 1991.
The story would logically take place between 1989’s New Mutants #77 in which Boom Boom and Richter joined the team, and 1990’s New Mutants #87 in which Dani Moonstar left the team to live in Asgard.
The publisher also disclosed that NS X-Men legend himself Chris Claremont will appropriately debut the title in February’s X-Men Legends #12, a story that “sheds new light” on the original UK-based X-Men team Excalibur. We’re promising more details in the story in a later full announcement.
Apocalypse is, of course, very high on Newsrama’s list. best x-men villain of all time.