Kieron Gillen Joins Matt Fraction as Co-Writer of Uncanny X-Men


Holy Crap, talk about awesome news! Kieron Gillen is joining Matt Fraction as writer of Uncanny X-Men! I love Kieron’s writing, and was a bit upset when it was announced that Fraction would be taking over from him on Thor, but I also love Matt’s writing, so it was all good. Now Marvel have decided to put these two amazing writers together on one of my favourite series. Does it get better than that?!

I bet you a dollar that in six month’s time Kieron is sole writer on the title. Marvel have a habit of doing that. In fact. Fraction was co-writer of Uncanny with Ed Brubaker for about six month, before he took over completely. Mark my words!

From the press release:

Red-Hot Writer Kieron Gillen Joins Matt Fraction On UNCANNY X-MEN

Marvel is proud to announce that newly-exclusive writer Kieron Gillen (Thor, Generation Hope) will join Eisner-winning, superstar writer Matt Fraction as co-writer on Uncanny X-Men! Beginning with Uncanny X-Men #531, Fraction and Gillen pit the X-Men against what may be their greatest threat yet—the loss of their powers at the hands of the Sublime Corporation, as the malevolent force puts into action its master plan!

“For the last thirty years, Uncanny X-Men has been superhero comics’ truest reflection of the age. That’s what I have to live up to and take it into the future, trying to write the definitive twenty-teen take on the X-Men,” explained Gillen. “Any less is underselling what the book deserves. Co-writing with Matt seems a worryingly natural development, as we were friends, then were working together creating the five lights for Generation Hope. The exclusive is the proverbial gravy. In the words of Ms. Knowles:’ They liked it. They put a ring on it.’”

Fraction added, “As a writer? This feels like Kieron and I have already been working on the book for several months anyway, what with the ‘Five Lights’ story and cueing up what he needed for Generation Hope, so this is a perfectly natural extension of that. As a reader? There’s literally no one else in the world I want to read writing X-Men more than Kieron. He’s great. He’s dangerously great. And he’s dying… Dying TO ENTERTAIN YOU.”

A bold new era for the X-Men begins in December as Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen join forces in Uncanny X-Men #531!

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