If you don’t have enough X-Men in your lives, then be on the lookout for Generation Hope #1 from Marvel Comics.  The publisher released a sneak peek of the first issue, that you can see after the jump.

Variant Cover by GREG LAND

With Hope’s arrival in the present triggering the emergence of mutant children all around the globe, she’s headed to Japan — with Wolverine and Cyclops in tow — to find the fifth and final mutant.  But Hope’s ability to activate the X-gene does not come without risk. Could this last of the Five Lights prove the most dangerous yet? A new day dawns on mutantkind this November, only in Generation Hope #1!

Generation Hope #1 has a cover price of $3.99 and is scheduled to arrive on November 3, 2010.

via Marvel

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  1. Umbra
    October 12, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Okay, at that last image am I looking at an X-men comic or Akira…

  2. October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am — Reply

    It was bad enough Cable was inspired by AKIRA, now they are ripping it off whole cloth, Tetsuo may be a mutant psychic, but not in the X-Men universe. It goes way beyond a nod, and to setting up a freaking three ring circus shouting out that WE ARE RIPPING OFF AKIRA!!!

  3. TaZ
    October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Borrowing…not ripping off ;-)

    However, this is the first X-book out in awhile that I seem to take a liking to. First I love Rouge because she’s still one of the only redneck comic characters in Marvel (ya’ll shush!). The “lights” are a modern version of the original team in many ways (a Jean Grey clone, a mutant with temperature powers, a “beast”, etc.) Plus I’ve always enjoyed seeing the leadership dynamic of Logan and Cyclops develop over the years. I was not a huge fan of “The New Mutants” when they first came out but this series may hold my interest.

  4. IamLeGINd
    October 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    Ummmmmmm….That last image is quite a little more than borrowing from AKIRA!!!! Shoooooooot…..THAT IS AKIRA!!! All the way down to the lil tattered red cape/cloth behind him. It looks interesting tho. I guess we’ll see.

    And, to follow behind TAZ….nor, was I a fan of THE NEW MUTANTS. Moreso because of the name. What the heck kinda team name is “THE NEW MUTANTS anyway. Hated it when I was a kid. Hate it as an adult.

    Although, GENERATION HOPE sucks just as much as GENERATION X sucked as a name/title too. LOL. You’d think that the “creators” could come up with something more “creative”!!!

    • October 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm — Reply

      Generation X did suck as a name, but the early run was and is one of my favorite runs ever for an X book. So many awesome original ideas there.

      This though, that IS Akira, no bones about it, not even in homage territory.

  5. Smoothesuede
    October 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I do not mind that it bears such an uncanny resemblance to Akira. It looks like a kickass book with a kickass cast, and it’s aboutdamntime there’s a new villain that shows some potentially interesting qualities.

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