"I'll draw it again "Simonson said on the YouTube Mainframe Comic Con Drink and Draw stream, referencing the blue and white Cyclops costume design during their initial tenure on X-Factor. " I draw two issues of X-Factor, and Weezie is writing, so I'm going to draw it all again.
"It 's set back in its continuity after my time on the book, " Simonson explains.
Marvel Comics has now officially stepped in, sharing Simonson's cover for X-Men Legends # 3, which launches the Simonsons two-part arc and revealing some details on what lies ahead.
"With the original X-Men now defending the world as the mutant X-Factor team, X-Men Legends # 3 will take place just before X-Factor # 43, " reads Marvel's official synopsis.
"After defeating Apocalypse, X-Factor now uses son mysterious sentient spaceship as a base of operations. But when Ship starts to malfunction, they will realize that the real plans for Apocalypse are just starting to unfold, "he continues.
" Don't miss a rematch of the decades in progress when the full extent of this iconic villain's original motivations are finally revealed!
Here is the video from the previous stream in which Simonson discusses the project, around 8:50 am:
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The husband creation team and wife of writer Louise Simonson and artist Walter Simonson will pick up on an X-Factor story for Marvel 's next new X-Men Legends title , which will tell continuing stories set in the past by top X-Men creators.
Louise Simonson - affectionately known as "Weezie " - aalready been confirmed to be writing an upcoming arc in the series announcement. We now know he will be illustrated by Walt Simonson, who recently posted X-Factor character sketches to his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Louise took over X-Factor Volume 1 - which at the time was a title created by Bob Layton bringing together the five original X-Men - with number 6 in 1986 and stayed with the title for five years thanks to number 64. Walt joined his six-year-old wife as a cartoonist starting with X-Factor # 10 and drew 23 numbers until 1989, culminating with the # 39.
Among the major story developments during Simonsons' X-Factor run was the creation of the now-big-bad X-Men Apocalypse in the Louise's first issue, and L ' evolution of Warren Worthington III from Angel to Archangel (considered a shocking development at the time) and his temporary villainous role as one of the aforementioned Apocalypse s Four Horsemen.
During her run with X-Factor, Louise created a group of teenage characters who featured in the title in the limited series X-Terminators. This team featured characters like Boom-Boom, Rusty Collins, and Rictor (creation of Simonson) that they would later add to the New Mutants monthly series.
Louise was the writer of New Mutants until issue 97 before cartoonist Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza took over as writer and screenwriter with New Mutants # 98 and the transform into X-Force # 1 two numbers plus yourrd with Boom -Boom as a member.
In his last big X-Factor arc, Scott Summer and Madelyne Pryor's baby Nathan was infected with the techno-organic virus and took 2000 years into the future, a development of plot which was not originally intended to be but was later incorporated retroactively into Cable 's Leader origin of New Mutants / X-Force.
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)
Additionally, Newsarama has learned that Simonson's art will likely be physically inscribed directly onto the original boards, a technique that has fallen out of favor in recent years with the advent of digital technology and will likely be a bargain for the collectible value of new art.
Simonson 's art will likely be literate by his longtime collaborator John Workman.
Marvel Comics declined to comment for this story.
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