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Move over Professor X, Doctor Doom has recruited his own X-Men team

Don't call them the D-Men... call them Doctor Doom's X-Men

X-Men panel art SDCC 2023
Image credit: Marvel Comics

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this fall Doctor Doom is doing that for the X-Men.

X-Men panel art SDCC 2023
Image credit: Marvel Comics

Although he'll never admit to it.

Recently in Marvel Comics, the X-Men have had more losses than wins - and in that Doctor Doom sees an opening. Doctor Doom is recruiting his own band of mutants - all from his country of Latveria - to form a team of his own.

No, it's not the D-Men.

It's Doom's X-Men.

As announced during Marvel's Designing the X-Men panel at SDCC 2023, Doom's X-Men will debut in X-Men #29 this December - part of the long run by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Joshua Cassara.

“This is Doctor Doom with his own personal team of mutants," says X-Men senior editor Jordan D. White.

“When you’re creating new mutants, or superheroes in general, I have a daughter who loves Pokemon, so it’s like, what kind of Pokemon do you have? Here’s an electrical type, here’s a plant type…" adds Cassara.

X-Men #29 goes on sale this December.

Popverse saw it and did most of it, and you can find all about our guide to All the big news, magic, and moments from San Diego Comic-Con. And if you want to go to SDCC next year, we have the San Diego Comic-Con 2024 dates as well.

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