Attention, Marvel Mutant fans – we are about to enter into the first official crossover of the
For those unfamiliar with Mojo, he’s the corpulent, self indulgent ruler of the other dimensional Mojoverse, a world that is fixated on round the clock, 24 hour reality programming, who has a yellow complexion and is obsessed with ratings and his own popularity. I know, it sounds like I’m describing our own world at the moment, but Mojo was actually created back in the ’80s by Ann Nocenti, Arthur Adams, and Chris Claremont. It seems they were just being prescient.
Writers Cullen Bunn and Marc Guggenheim are bringing together the
Based on the interlocking covers from Art Adams, it looks like among those greatest hits are two of the X-Men’s biggest foes of all time, Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix. Or, more likely, simulations of those characters for the X-Men to fight. Based on the cover images (which you can see below), it also looks like Sentinels and the alien Brood will also be making an appearance as well.
In an interview with
Along with the return of Mojo and his world, also coming back will be ’80s X-Man Longshot, one of the few members of the team who wasn’t a mutant, but a creation of Mojo’s for his own entertainment (plus, he once dated Dazzler, which makes him that much cooler). “Longshot has been back in Mojoworld, and he’s been causing trouble,” Bunn says. “He’s still fomenting a rebellion, but it isn’t taking the form you might expect. Once more, for the sake of keeping a few surprises for the book, I’ll decline to say what he’s doing exactly. But he’s more of a thorn in Mojo’s side than ever before.”
Another thing fans can expect from the first crossover of the
So far, we are only a few short months into
And we also have the Xavier Institute as a fixture once more, as the school portion of the X-Men mythos is key to who they are. Along with have teams made up of characters fans love, it’s been hard to resist this recent line of
“Mojo Worldwide” kicks off in
Written by Cullen Bunn
Penciled by Jorge Molina
Cover by Arthur Adams
“Mojo Worldwide” Parts 1 and 3
Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly television shows with reality, has made Earth his focus and it’s going to take the combined might of two X-Men teams to fight back! But when threats from their past are thrown at them, how will these teams react? With Sentinels and Brood and Bad memories attacking at every opportunity, will Kitty and Jean and their teams be able to save Manhattan? Or is this the trick that finally boosts Mojo’s ratings?
Written by Marc Guggenheim
Penciled by TBA
Cover by Arthur Adams
“Mojo Worldwide” Parts 2 and 4
The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew as the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of Manhattan! Jean Grey and her team fight side by side with Kitty Pryde and her group of Merry Mutants…but can Mojo be defeated when he’s got the X-Men’s greatest hits weaponized against them? Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue?
Are you stoked about the return of Mojo, along with a “greatest hits” of their villains? Let us know down below in the comments.