Marvel’s relaunched ‘X-Men Saga’ title welcomes longtime X-Men editor and writer Ann Nocenti back in October 1985 Longshot Limited Collection (opens in new tab)Introduces the characters and villains Mojo and Spiral into the X-Men mythology.
X-Men Legends #3 on October 26th, written by Nocenti, drawn by Javier Pina, and drawn by Jim Campbell, will begin a two-part story that takes place directly after the original series drawn by Arthur Adams.
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According to Marvel, the new Longshot storyline will provide a new perspective on the character, filling the gap between his original adventures and his time with the X-Men.
After Longshot’s original adventures on Earth, he was pulled into Mojoworld for a godfather-like “multi-screen deal he couldn’t refuse” in the new story. But Wolverine and Shadowcat investigate the mysterious psionic interference caused by Longshot’s initial adventures on Earth, and the X-Men pair are pulled into Mojoworld for a technical first. As with all stories in Mojoworld, readers can expect plenty of “meta-reviews, pop culture references, and unabashed confusion.”
Here are the four first pages of the first issue:
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“It’s been amazing to play in the Mojoverse again,” Nocenti said in Marvel’s announcement. “The comical world of Longshot, created with Arthur Adams when we were ‘children’ and now drawn by the spectacular artist Javier Pina, is, let’s just say, a joyous experience watching Javier perfectly shape these characters.”
Nocenti went on to say that the creative team is “busy in Mojo’s film studio, MOLLYWOOD, where Mojo, Spiral, and Major Domo are producing masterpieces of genre mashups that only Mojo can imagine, and of course it’s designed to mess with Longshot.”
X-Men Legends #3 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Arthur Adams.
X-Men Legends is another X-Men series you can keep track of in Newsarama’s list All new X-Men comicsgraphic novel and series coming in 2022.