And now for a double-dose of speculation — Marvel just released the following teaser image today… of something they described as “the all-new, all-deadly Dark X-Men”:
This’ll be an interesting story, I think — I’m curious to see if this is tied in with Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign, or if this is an insurrection from the more “chaotic-good” members of the Cabal. While the Dark Avengers lend a certain cache to Norman, I can only wonder how co-opting the name of the X-Men — traditionally seen as mutant outlaws in the Marvel U — might help.
Based on the lineup there, it’s looking like: Dark Cabal members Namor and Emma Frost, Professor Charles Xavier, Daken (or Dark Wolverine, as we’ll now call him), Cloak & Dagger, joined by the high-flying Mimic (credit for solving that mystery goes to Rama readers Dave and JamesFerguson for their eagle eyes — thanks, guys!) and this guy in the back with the Omega symbol. (Starting guesses: the new Vindicator from Omega Flight, or a spin-off of Russian villain Omega Red.)
Either which way, talk amongst yourselves.