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Marvel's X-Men are setting up bases in three US States as part of massive revamp

And no, it's not Xavier's School and it's not in New England.

Image credit: Marvel Comics/ Greg Rosenke(Unsplash)

Marvel is revamping the X-Men comics line ahead of the entire mutant brand being added in the MCU, and one of the first things they're doing is changing their base.

No longer will the X-Men be in their island nation of Krakoa - or New York, or San Francisco, for that matter. Instead, there are three distinct X-Men teams, each with their own base, and all in the United States. As revealed in news about the three new X-Men titles debuting this summer, they have now set-up bases in the South, the Midwest, and the far, far north.

X-Men in Alaska

In the title simply known as X-Men, a team consisting of Cyclops, Beast, Magneto, Psylocke, Kid Omega, Temper (formerly known as Oya), Magik, and Juggernaut will be based in Alaska. For Cyclops, it's been his home twice before - it's where he was born, and also where he went after he quit the X-Men for a time in an attempt to lead a normal life - and now it's where he and his team will be based as they reach out to struggling mutants to try to help them.

X-Men in New Orleans, Louisianna

In the longest-running X-Men title, Uncanny X-Men, a team comprised of Rogue, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, and Wolverine will be headquartered in the Big Easy. For Gambit, it's the town he's eternally linked to, if you can't tell from his French-Cajun accent... and now it'll be the home ground for a team that executive editor Tom Brevoort promises will put mutants back at the center of the wider Marvel Universe.

X-Men in Chicago, Illinois

Although you wouldn't know it, Emma Frost has strong ties to Chicago - her former company Frost International was based here - as does Kate Pryde, who went to school at the University of Chicago after leaving the X-Men. As it happens, Exceptional X-Men writer Eve L. Ewing also is based in the city, and her new series centers around both Kate and Emma as teachers for several new mutants including ones named Bronze, Axo, and Melee.

These three titles begin rolling out July 10, with each having monthly comic books by September.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant: Chris Arrant is the Popverse's Editor-in-Chief. He has written about pop culture for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel, Newsarama, CBR, and more. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. (He/him)


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