The X-Men Go High Fantasy on a Quest for Marvel's Mutant Holy Grail

Marvel continues to give more details about the shape of the X-Men line come April with the new Destiny of X era. The company is now teasing the next step in the world of Captain Britain and Otherworld as Tini Howard continues her work that began in the pages of her Excalibur run with artist Marcus To with a new series, Knights of X, now with artist Bob Quinn.

The series follows Captain Britain (Betsy Braddock) as she fights back against Merlyn and his right hand man, King Arthur, who has turned Otherworld into a world that hunts down and subjugates mutants. Captain Britain will be aided on her quest to make things right by Rictor, Shatterstar, Gambit, Rachel Summers, Bei the Blood Moon, Gloriana and two other surprise characters.

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Howard was asked by Marvel to discuss the upcoming storyline, and she explained, "At the end of Excalibur, we saw Merlyn take control of all Otherworld, transforming the Starlight Citadel into the Lunatic Citadel and raging his war on mutants from Saturnyne's former throne. Captain Britain stayed within when the gates fell, but even with the whole Corps at her side - it'll take more than an army of one to bring down King Arthur and his Furies."

She added, "You'll recognize many of the Knights from Excalibur’s past - both my run and the classic - in a quest for a precious treasure that crashes our high fantasy tale into that most classic X-Men story - fighting for a(n Other)world that hates and fears them."

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Howard's new creative partner on this Otherworld journey is Bob Quinn, and he shared his thoughts on the new project, as well, “Tini Howard and Marcus To’s run on EXCALIBUR was incredible, so launching the follow-up series is equal parts exciting and intimidating. But I’m giving this series everything I have, I’m proud to say that these are the best pages I’ve ever drawn. Otherworld is a big draw for me. I’ve drawn midwest farms, New Jersey neighborhoods, and Central Park in my books at Marvel, and I’m excited to let my imagination loose drawing some of the weirder and wilder people and places in Otherworld!”

The new series, complete with a Rod Reis variant cover, will be coming out in April.

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Source: Marvel

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