Marvel Premieres "X-Factor" #26 Variant -- and New Title?

Thu, December 20th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Much has been hinted by Marvel of changes to come for the Mutant side of the Marvel Universe post-"Mesiah CompleX," but the following press release -- created, ostensibly, to announcde the sell-through of the first printing of "X-Factor" #26, contains quite innocuously the first mention yet of a new title called "Young X-Men." When asked, Marvel told CBR News, "No comment – stay tuned."

Eagled-eyed X-fans have noticed a distinct lack of a solicitation for a new issue of "New X-Men" in the previously published Marvel March solicitations. While Marvel wouldn't comment on that either, the lack of a "New X-Men" book and the mention of this "Young X-Men" title suggests the possibility of one replacing the other. Stay with CBR for more information as it becomes available.

Discuss this and other X-Men stories right here in CBR's X-Men forum.

Official Press Release

"X-Factor" #26 variant cover by Scott Eaton
Marvel is proud to announce that X-Factor #26, featuring Messiah CompleX Chapter 7, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). This marks the seventh straight sell-out for the comic book event of the season, which has shocked readers with the appearance of a new mutant, the return of Cable and the formation of an all-new, all-different

To meet the overwhelming demand for this issue, Marvel is going back to press with X-Factor #26 Second Printing Variant, featuring the interior art of fan-favorite Scot Eaton on a new cover!

"I am so proud that Messiah CompleX is doing so well," said editor Nick Lowe. "The writers and artists have put in so much work to knock your socks off and it seems to be working (though I hope your feet don't get cold). Trust me when I say, the best is yet to come!"

David Gabriel, Marvel's Senior Vice-President of Sales and Circulation added, "Sales on New X-Men and X-Factor have more than doubled since this started. With new titles launching out of this event such as X-Force, Cable, X-Men: Legacy and Young X-Men, as well as saying good bye to some old favorites, we'll have an entirely new invigorated X line up for 2008! "

Hailed as am "undeniable success so far" by IGN.Com, and with buzz continuing to grow, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Factor #26 Second Printing Variant and all chapters of Messiah CompleX. The X-Men have never faced a war like this before and when it's done, not everyone may survive the x-perience!

Don't miss a single issue of Messiah CompleX!

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 1 of 13

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX ONE-SHOT NEW PRINTING (SEP078124)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI

Wraparound Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated T+ ...$3.99

On-Sale--NOW!

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 2 of 13

UNCANNY X-MEN #492 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP078145)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by BILLY TAN

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/05/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 3 of 13
X-FACTOR #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT078038)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by SCOT EATON

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/12/07

MESSIAH COMLPEX - PART 4 of 13
NEW X-MEN #44 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT078075)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/19/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 5 of 13
X-MEN #205 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV078022)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC--12/20/07, On-Sale--01/16/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 6 of 13
UNCANNY X-MEN #493 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV078021)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC--12/20/07, On-Sale--01/16/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 7 of 13
X-FACTOR #26 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV078080)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by SCOT EATON

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC--1/10/08, On-Sale--1/30/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 8 of 13
NEW X-MEN #45 (OCT072137)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/19/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 9 of 13
X-MEN #206 (OCT072139)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated A ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/28/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 10 of 13
UNCANNY X-MEN #494 (NOV072179)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--01/04/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 11 of 13
X-FACTOR #27 (NOV072181)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--01/09/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 12 of 13
NEW X-MEN #46 (NOV072183)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC--12/20/07, On-Sale--01/16/08

MESSIAH COMPLEX - PART 13 of 13
X-MEN #207 (NOV072185)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC--01/03/07, On-Sale--01/23/08

X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX POSTER (AUG072315)
24x36 Color Poster...$6.99

On-Sale--NOW!

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: X-MEN - MESSIAH COMPLEX (OCT072141)
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale--12/28/07

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX - MUTANT FILES (OCT072142)
Written by ERIC J. MOREELS, CHAD ANDERSON, STUART VANDAL, DAVID WILTFONG, SEAN MCQUAID, CHRIS BIGGS, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD & MADISON CARTER

Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

Rated T+ ...$3.99

On-Sale--12/28/07

 
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