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UPDATE: Cyclops Will Return To Lead UNCANNY X-MEN

Not only will the character be returning to a leadership role, but he may experience a shift in his powers.

When we first posted about Marvel's UNCANNY teaser about a week ago, we speculated that based on the title and the red underlay of the graphic in the teaser, we had a funny feeling that this series would have something to do with Cyclops and the X-Men. Apparently, we were right. Artist Chris Bachalo who will be penciling the upcoming series that is being written by Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed yet another teaser image on his blog.

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The image focuses on Cyclops, front and center, standing before what appears to be Magik and Magneto. It seems that the former X-Men leader won't be staying in prison for very much longer, and might soon be making his way out to rejoin his group of rebellious mutants. According to the artist, the decision to make the switch from WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN to the launch of this new UNCANNY X-MEN book was a "tough one," but that when Bendis approached him for the relaunch, "how do you turn down that offer." The artist went on to describe the book as being a little bit darker than what he's been working on lately, and that can also be attributed to the fact that the Phoenix Force "adjusted" some of the powers of certain characters. But wait, that's not all. According to Bachalo "as of today, there are two new mutants," and it's a "big jump that I'm sure will turn a few off," but that he and Bendis are "betting most will welcome and enjoy."

This is kind of big news for fans of Cyclops and the X-Men, and I'm sure many of you (myself included), are definitely looking forward to seeing how the Phoenix Force alters the powers of certain characters, and who these new characters are and what they will be like. Interesting stuff! What do you think of the news? How do you think these characters' powers will change? Do you think we will see a more powerful Cyclops? And is it just their powers that will be altered, or will we see these characters change psychologically, as well? Regardless, it is definitely an interesting time to be a fan of Cyclops and the X-Men.

UPDATE

Oh look, we were right. Earlier today Marvel released the full cover to the first issue of the upcoming UNCANNY X-MEN which Bachalo had teased about on his blog yesterday.

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== TEASER ==

Cyclops will be joined by Magneto, Emma Frost, Magik and a slew of new X-Men in this upcoming series that is sure to be the "flagship" X-Men title.

What do you guys think? Does it look good? Are you excited about reading this series?

Source: Chris Bachalo Illustration

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Posted By slimlim

Here are more images of the new costume

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Posted By slimlim

@UltraBiel said:

@Chaos Burn said:

If Chris Bachalo never did art again, I would cry in happiness

Amem to that!!!

Unfortunately, Cyke's new look probably only works with Bachalo's art style...

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Posted By UltraBiel

@Sharkbite said:

Scott leading a Brotherhood style team is great news. That will fill in the glaring hole left with the announcement of the new Thunderbolts line-up that does not include any real villains.

I thought the same when I saw the previews...

@Chaos Burn said:

If Chris Bachalo never did art again, I would cry in happiness

Amem to that!!!

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Posted By Chaos Burn

If Chris Bachalo never did art again, I would cry in happiness

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Posted By Sharkbite

Scott leading a Brotherhood style team is great news. That will fill in the glaring hole left with the announcement of the new Thunderbolts line-up that does not include any real villains.

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Posted By RPatrick

@MarvelGrey said:

UGH!

One of the worst "creative teams" ever. Give me Liefeld on art and Kevin Smith on scripting duties over this mess, thank you Quesada for a jumping off point. I'm glad i'm done with marvel except X-Factor.

Don't you think you should maybe wait for reviews and/or read the first couple of issues before you pass such dismissive judgement? My God...comparing Liefeld and Bachalo is like comparing apples to rocks.

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Posted By MarvelGrey

UGH!

One of the worst "creative teams" ever. Give me Liefeld on art and Kevin Smith on scripting duties over this mess, thank you Quesada for a jumping off point. I'm glad i'm done with marvel except X-Factor.

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Posted By Agypt2020

@McKlayn:Thank you for the update and can they limit the X-Books Titles?

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Posted By xcoser

THE NEW COSTUME LOOKS A LITTLE MORE X-man, I'd like the original one

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Posted By KDarkholme

Does everyone have a new costume, it looks that way. But I knew that he wouldn't be gone for too long, still don't really like him.

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Posted By CraigWayne

Cyke's new costume reminds me of Speed Racer's Racer X

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

That cover is pretty sweet..

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Posted By snoweye

Its true that MARVEL likes tandem Emma/Cyclops/Mags/Magik

i really enjoy all except Cyclops, but could be very interesting see what come to this characters in the up-coming series!

maybe I prefer that the "tne new stuff" can recovered characters like Tension, Anole, Sand , Armour and forget the five lights of hell¡¡¡(puaghh)

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Posted By snoweye

WOW¡ i love the bachalo´s art, always interest me on how gonna draw the new stuff of x-men, sincerely, i hope that writers forget a little bit Cyclops, to me is a character that piss me off, (however i undrstand the importnace of this character...but he bored me a lot....how many drama have to chargue that man...) anyway, i,m excited how gonna be this enesimal reinvention of x.men.....love magik and mags ,and i enjoy the frost bad attitude, hehe...

Only I hope that they don,t used boring characters like Hope,Velocidad,transonic, etc and bring back some new/old stuff, like Sand,Anole, Tension Or Elixir That are more complex and more interesting to me....

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Posted By slimlim

@One_Eye said:

@LordRequiem said:

I don't know why but I like that new costume. Maybe it reminds me of a certain power ranger. Still a cool revamp though.

Dude,I LOVE helmet and visor combos! I had feeling that once I saw the costume drawn by a different artist that I would like it!

i never thought i'd say this... but i agree with you here. Bachalo's style makes the costume design look better than the Marvel Now teaser. Still... i'm not sure if this look will hold up long term. as it is, artists had trouble showing Scott with expressions, now its made even more difficult.

Emma's in black

Magik looks like she stepped outta Mojoworld.

Magneto looks like he's taken style tips from AOA Sabertooth! Which is so very 90s... at least he's stopped wearing his underpants on the outside though. admirably, he held out the longest i think.

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Posted By alex6166

Wait, did the old mutants get their powers back? Hmmm.

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Posted By McKlayn

@Agypt2020 said:

I am thrill the return of Cyclops (get rid of that big red X across his face, the visor is signature) but I wish to see the familiar team near and dear to my heart. Storm, Night crawler, (Jean Grey)? Beast, Gambit, Wolverine, Colossus, and Forge need to come out Limbo or you can make him a member of X-Force just return Cable as its leader. Come on writers get it right, already broken that didn't need fixing in my opinion, now create the new by remembering the old. As for Magneto, he may not be a villain in traditional mold but he far from being a hero, so return him his Homo-Superior war against the rest of Humanity ways. And few more Mutants since you are introducing new, bring back Bishop and Shard, Dazzler, and allow nature natural course,"Yes more Mutants!"

Night Crawler is Dead (but his AOA version is currently in X Force)

Storm is going to the New Uncanny X Force title

Jean Grey (as a teen) is returning to the All New X Men

Beast is in Wolverine & the Xmen and his teen version will be in All new X men

Wolverine is pretty much everywhere

Colossus will be in Cable & X force

Forge will also be in Cable & X force

Cable will be the leader of X force

Bishop is also returning as a villain for Uncanny X force

Dazzler (yes our dazzler) is in Xtreme X men she jumped realities kind of an Exiles thing

and Shard, well of all the people you named poor shard is the only one still in character limbo

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Posted By Agypt2020

I am thrill the return of Cyclops (get rid of that big red X across his face, the visor is signature) but I wish to see the familiar team near and dear to my heart. Storm, Night crawler, (Jean Grey)? Beast, Gambit, Wolverine, Colossus, and Forge need to come out Limbo or you can make him a member of X-Force just return Cable as its leader. Come on writers get it right, already broken that didn't need fixing in my opinion, now create the new by remembering the old. As for Magneto, he may not be a villain in traditional mold but he far from being a hero, so return him his Homo-Superior war against the rest of Humanity ways. And few more Mutants since you are introducing new, bring back Bishop and Shard, Dazzler, and allow nature natural course,"Yes more Mutants!"

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Posted By blackkitty

I don't know. Maybe it's just me but I'm having a very hard time seperating teams any more. With everyone and their grandmother being a member of the Avengers now, the exclusivity of the team is pretty much gone and I just feel like the XMen are no longer a seperate entity from them any more. The art on the cover is... okay I guess but seems mediocre to me. I lost all respect for just about every member of this team after the whole A vs X thing so, don't really care what happens to them anymore. I'm not gonna be getting it.

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Posted By AlfieBoheme

I don't know why, maybe it's just the costumes, but the cover looks like this might be a brotherhood thing. Magik looks more demony than ever, Cyke looks evil, and Magneto looks like Onslaught. Might be interesting, like the Thunderbolts but for mutants?

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Posted By krexxxx4

Is that Age of Apocalypse Magneto or are they just giving him a new costume?

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Posted By TheGoldenOne
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Posted By The_Diamond_Prince

Marvel doesn't hate the X-Men! This is really exciing news! It didn't seem right not having granddady Uncanny in the line up.

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Posted By One_Eye

@ApatheticAvenger said:

I think that's Emma next to Cyclops, not Magik. Also, next to her appears to be Rachel Grey, very interesting. I actually like Cyclops' "Racer X" look (weird, I know), and am looking forward to what this new chapter of Uncanny X-Men will bring.

I had a feeling a different artist would make the costume look better. I'm rather indifferent to John Cassdays' art style really,however, I'm digging Bachalos' work here!

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Posted By One_Eye

@LordRequiem said:

I don't know why but I like that new costume. Maybe it reminds me of a certain power ranger. Still a cool revamp though.

Dude,I LOVE helmet and visor combos! I had feeling that once I saw the costume drawn by a different artist that I would like it!

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

@sora_thekey said:

I guess this ties closely to the end of AVX: Consequences since Magneto and Magik are present...

I can't help but think of Ultimate Universe's Reed Richards now that I see what Cyclops is going through. I really dislike his outfit by the way.

Huh you know what I never even thought of that till you just said it

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Posted By JohnnyGat

@Thunderscream said:

@hunterscarlet: @Shotgun: Prodigy & Jubilee, I hope so! ...but it mentions "new mutants" so we'll see.

I always assumed that was more Surge than Jubilee considering that both her and Prodigy were vocal in their support of Cyke's system and the fact that both were on the same book and team.

But considering they are in black and white and the fact that characters can look extremely different depending on the artist I think it's possible that they are the two mutants that Scott's team saved in the All New X-men preview. It fits with the mentioning of "new mutants".

But then again the new mutants could just possibly be not in the cover. And it could indeed be some mutants from the past.

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Posted By Cooke76

@Cyclops4ever said:

@kagato: you are on some serious drugs to make that comparison

Indeed.

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Posted By SevanGrim

@sethysquare said:

Cyclops looks like shit.

cat shit.

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Posted By Dazzlergirl0313

so are all of them getting new outfits?

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Posted By Rickbarry

@Owie: We only know that they're going to be in the first issue for sure. It'll likely show them on the run and Uncanny will take over once their little arc is finished.

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Posted By Thunderscream

@hunterscarlet: @Shotgun: Prodigy & Jubilee, I hope so! ...but it mentions "new mutants" so we'll see.

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Posted By mjbiebs

So are the New X-men and Uncanny X-men series going to be related at all, or are they going in different directions?

I don't live the idea of this what so ever. Personally I would get rid of All New X-Men even though I know they wont

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Posted By Owie

I thought that (according to the last issue of Consequences) that Cyke, Mags, and Magic were going to be in All-New X-Men?  So all 3 of them are going to be in more than one series?

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Posted By Rickbarry

The best part of this book? It will likely outsell All New and Wolverine & The X-men. Book's got pop, son!

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Posted By Superbat420

In a few years cyclops will be a villian he's getting too close to magneto

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Posted By guardiandevil

This book looks awesome! Im most excited for this now, Im not a huge fan of Bachalo but he might not even be on the book that long

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Posted By Mercy_

Grrrrr

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Posted By Zeeguy91

I think I'm gonna pick this up.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

@Ramier said:

i dont get why people like bachalo's art, its not that amazing

I wouldn't say his art is incredible, but I do think its better than a lot of other artists' work. And I think something can be appreciated about the way he draws characters' bodies. Its interesting cuz they're very stocky and straight, but its still aesthetically pleasing. Cyclops' body in that cover is a perfect example of what I find at least interesting about his art.

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Posted By Hareil0079

@Mercy_ said:

Cyke and Emma on the same team after Bendis stated in an interview that they will no longer be a romantic item? Interesting to say the least. I hope she's the one who breaks it off.

according to

http://www.formspring.me/KieronGillen/q/391596905915771145

it was cyke who broke it off.

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Posted By hunterscarlet

Is that Prodigy? I hope so!

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Posted By sethysquare

Cyclops looks like shit.

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Posted By mattwing87

@Shotgun said:

Is the girl with the hoop earrings and cropped hair Jubilee?

I was thinking that too! I sure hope so!

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Posted By soir8

I like the new costumes, apart from Magneto - his helmet's nice, but I'm not sold on the rest.

Can't wait to see how there powers have changed. Now that the extinction team's smaller (and on the run), they could probably use a bit of an upgrade.

After reading AvX: Consequences, Cyclops is still the good guy to me, so what's he going to do now that his team are the "villains"? While I was very critical of how AvX was handled, I do like the changes that have come out of it.

I really enjoyed Uncanny X-Men's extinction team; after the unbelievable crimes committed against mutants for so long in the Marvel universe, it was nice to see Cyclops stand up and say enough is enough. The situation had clearly reached the point where he had more than every right to make protecting mutants his #1 priority, and the rest of the world could shut up and get out of his way. But now Captain America's taking on the responsibility of mutant protection... how will Cyclops take this, while he's being painted as the new Magneto?

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Posted By Shotgun

Is the girl with the hoop earrings and cropped hair Jubilee?

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Edited By Xorion

as a cyclops fan I'll be reading this book even though I prefer more realistic look rather than bachalo but than again I'm having hard times to like the costumes. Why do you fuse AoA magneto and AoA sabethooth to make a new magneto

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Posted By dboy4dashing

magneto? Is that u?

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Posted By SavageDragon

Magneto looks awesome.

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Posted By Pilgs

Looks good, I just hope they break the mold in terms of writing!