Chris Claremont returns to the X-Men family next month with the release of X-Men Forever Alpha #1.  While the issue features his original X-Men #1-3 run, Marvel is including an all new eight-page story.  It then kicks into high gear in June with the X-Men Forever #1 and  #2.  Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek that you can see after the jump.

50/50 Covers by JIM LEE

It’s your first look inside the hotly anticipated X-Men Forever with an all new story by Claremont and fan favorite artist Tom Grummett, bridging the gap between the jaw dropping end of X-Men #3 and X-Men Forever #1.


Note: This is a $4.99 book.

X-MEN FOREVER #1 (APR090540)
Pencils & Covers by TOM GRUMMETT

Rated A …$3.99
FOC—5/20/09, On-Sale—6/10/09


X-MEN FOREVER #2 (APR090541)
Pencils & Covers by TOM GRUMMETT

Rated A …$3.99
FOC—6/4/09, On-Sale—6/24/09

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  1. Salieri
    April 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Hank, we share your grief.

    Honestly, it’s like Marvel has spent the past four years or so backpedalling on New X-Men. “Hiring Grant Morrison? Having endlessly dull characters change and develop? Making an actual sub-culture rather than just ‘persecuted circus freaks’? Ythise are all terrible ideas for the X-Men! What were we THINKInG?!

    “…I mean, thank you, come again!”

  2. April 22, 2009 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    are the 90s officially back? will Penance become Speedball again? will Thunderstrike return? Bad Girls?

  3. Creep
    April 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    I like the idea…’cause it has potential to be fun…unspectacular, irrelevant, but fun

  4. April 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    So…this is supposed to start where X-Men #3 left off, right? Then why does Warren have his wings back? And why is Sabretooth among the X-Men?

  5. ykw
    April 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    It’s Tom Grummett. It’s worth buying on that basis, alone.

    Plus, live Kitty Pryde beats stuck-in-a-giant-bullet Kitty Pryde, alternate reality or not.

  6. MaximusRift
    April 22, 2009 at 5:33 pm — Reply

    Hey, this could be the start of a whole new line…

    You hate OMD and wish it never happened? … Spider-Man Forever!!!!

    Don’t like what they’re doing to the Avengers book? … Avengers Forever!!!

    Wish they hadn’t returned Hulk to status quo? … Hulk Forever!!!

    Wanna sell that Captain America movie without reviving Steve? … Captain America Forever!!!

    What do you think?

  7. April 22, 2009 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    there already was an Avengers Forever, and that didn’t suck.

  8. johnny
    April 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    I haven’t read xmen comics in years but this guy’s cover art looks just like jim lee’s.

  9. Mr.EZ
    April 23, 2009 at 9:35 am — Reply

    5 bucks for a Claremont book? Ha, not in this lifetime, thank you.

  10. Rome
    April 23, 2009 at 10:16 am — Reply

    I think its an interesting idea. I’m not gonna pick it up though.

    The part about this that really irks me is that it seems like Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler are going to be major characters. Claremont apparently forgets (or doesn’t care) that Kitty and Nightcrawler weren’t even in X-men 1-3, as they had their own book, Excalibur.

  11. April 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    Yeah, Grifter.
    Avengers Forever was awesome.

  12. Matt
    April 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    THIS ISN’T AVENGERS FOREVER AND NEVER WILL BE. don’t be surprised if Claremont has the characters all playing baseball by issue 4…

  13. April 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm — Reply

    who said this was going to be just like or another Avengers Forever?

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