The Mystery Of The Third Summers Brother Revealed

The Mystery Of The Third Summers Brother Revealed


Jay Cochran - November 11, 2020
Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in all-new, in-continuity stories set during their groundbreaking runs! Featuring greats like Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Fabian Nicieza, Larry Hama, Peter David, and more, X-MEN LEGENDS will deliver startling tales month after month that dive into the rich history of the X-Men to tie up loose ends, resolve long-standing plot danglers, and reveal shocking truths that will change the past and future of the X-Men!

Fabian Nicieza, known for his explosive work on the X-Men in their nineties heyday, kicks off the series with a special saga of Cyclops and Havok that will solve one of the greatest X-Men mysteries of all time: Adam-X and his startling connection to the Summers bloodline!

“It's incredibly exciting to finally tell the story of the infamous "third" Summers brother. Twenty-five years in the making, to see the truth about Adam-X revealed – and drawn so magnificently by Brett Booth – is one of the most surreal experiences of my career!” Nicieza said. “Getting the opportunity to tell this tale while kicking off the new X-Men Legends series is a x-tremely x-citing!”

Don’t miss this revelatory tale that will leave X-Men fans speechless when X-MEN LEGENDS #1 takes the comic book industry by storm this February! And stay tuned for news about the other decades-in-the-making stories coming your way in this one-of-a-kind title.

X-MEN LEGENDS #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and Cover by BRETT BOOTH
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mako - 2020-11-28 @ 3:22 pm
7 hours ago, leokearon said:

This whole thing reminds me of Hobgoblin Lives where the original writer goes back to finish a mystery because someone else go it wrong the first time.

You just described the last 30 years of Marvel Comics.

leokearon - 2020-11-28 @ 8:06 am

This whole thing reminds me of Hobgoblin Lives where the original writer goes back to finish a mystery because someone else got it wrong the first time.

SpiderS - 2020-11-28 @ 7:02 am

Well its great they want to wrap up really old stories that would be good if they also did the same with Kevin Smith's Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target and Miller's Boy Wonder series, but I doubt it will happen.

Gigantor - 2020-11-28 @ 3:11 am
4 hours ago, Atlantis said:

That's the problem with these guys. They can't have any rhyme or reason to even the stuff they come up with, let alone the works of the ones who went before them. There's a 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th etc Summers brother despite the fact that the idea really makes no sense. As long as these hacks think it will sell comics, they don't care.

Nowadays they just throw crap ideas at the wall & go with what sticks. They know there's suckers out there that will eat it up. 

 

How bout making a DOFP story arc showing how all the heroes depicted on the tombstones that Kitty/ Kate is walking by on her way back to the Sentinels Bronx Mutant internment camp died battling the Sentinels. Not this "3rd, 5th or 9th Summers brother" caca.

Atlantis - 2020-11-27 @ 10:28 pm
On 11/11/2020 at 8:20 AM, Hogun said:

Who the hell is Adam-X. I thought Vulcan was the third Summers brother.

That's the problem with these guys. They can't have any rhyme or reason to even the stuff they come up with, let alone the works of the ones who went before them. There's a 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th etc Summers brother despite the fact that the idea really makes no sense. As long as these hacks think it will sell comics, they don't care.

JayC - 2020-11-12 @ 7:42 pm

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leokearon - 2020-11-12 @ 5:31 pm
2 hours ago, Benn said:

I'm okay with the concept of this book, but starting with Adam X? *shudder* I'd definitely prefer these sorts of details get filled in through current stories, rather than bringing us gap-fillers from yesteryear, but I'll give it a shot. This is an especially bizarre plot-thread to pick up, since Gabriel is now living with the Summers family and is pretty firmly established. Where does Adam fit into the "nobody can die, mutants all get along" new world order, especially if they confirm his heritage.

I also met Claremont a few years back and really enjoyed our brief talk. He similarly dispelled a theory I had read about, that Eric the Red was intended to be Mystique. That said, his writing hasn't been good in years. The man wrote the vast majority of truly great X-Men stories, and nobody can contend otherwise, but he has long since lost his touch.

Well he was already on Krakoa, so he must fit in fine

Benn - 2020-11-12 @ 3:13 pm

I'm okay with the concept of this book, but starting with Adam X? *shudder* I'd definitely prefer these sorts of details get filled in through current stories, rather than bringing us gap-fillers from yesteryear, but I'll give it a shot. This is an especially bizarre plot-thread to pick up, since Gabriel is now living with the Summers family and is pretty firmly established. Where does Adam fit into the "nobody can die, mutants all get along" new world order, especially if they confirm his heritage.

19 hours ago, GrtWhiteCustoms said:

I had the pleasure of meeting Claremont at a Houston show. Such a nice man and he did verify THERE were plans to make Gambit a brother who SINISTER engineered from the Summers DNA and Adam X was indeed a Summers 1/2 brother on his dad's side (according to his sources)

I also met Claremont a few years back and really enjoyed our brief talk. He similarly dispelled a theory I had read about, that Eric the Red was intended to be Mystique. That said, his writing hasn't been good in years. The man wrote the vast majority of truly great X-Men stories, and nobody can contend otherwise, but he has long since lost his touch.

MfkrJones - 2020-11-11 @ 11:56 pm
4 hours ago, GrtWhiteCustoms said:

I had the pleasure of meeting Claremont at a Houston show. Such a nice man and he did verify THERE were plans to make Gambit a brother who SINISTER engineered from the Summers DNA and Adam X was indeed a Summers 1/2 brother on his dad's side (according to his sources)

I'm glad they are revisiting this as the all but said it out loud that Adam X was a Summers brother. Vulcan came along later but is older. I like the Gambit idea and would be fine with the 5 brothers of Summers!

 

Personally I think they should have done the Gambit/Sinister story.

Adam X even had pointy ears to be part Shi ar didnt he?  Not that it was a bad idea but they already recycled It for Vulcan.  If Marvel wants to do retcons they should hire Johns.  During his Green Lantern fun he took a lot of cheesy silver age ideas and brought some sense and cohesiveness to them.

McHogan - 2020-11-11 @ 9:51 pm

Ah retcons... nothing makes happier I no longer follow monthly comics than seeing the synopsis for what is being released today..

Even my beloved Avengers suffer from todays shock and awe storytelling style. Dont like the story, no worries by next year it would be retconned out if existence.

The last great Avengers story I read was World War Kang. And that story was something like 18 months from  start to finish. The days of making your mark on a book are long gone..

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