Marvel's new X-Men series, 'X-Terminators' channels grindhouse-style feat. Wolverine, Jubilee, and more

X-Men's upcoming series is influenced by Grindhouse films (Image via Marvel)
X-Men's upcoming series is influenced by Grindhouse films (Image via Marvel)

The new X-Men series entitled, X-Terminators is a five-unit limited series starring Wolverine, Jubilee, Dazzler, and Boom Boom. Created by writer Leah Williams and artist Carlos Gómez, the series will make its way to readers in July.

The Wolverine that will appear in the series is Laura Kinney's Wolverine, an artificially created version using the DNA of the original Wolverine.

X-Terminators sports Grindhouse style, which means fans will come across a storyline fully loaded with blood, revenge, and exploitation. For the unacquainted, Grindhouse films make low-budget films that usually focus on horror, sputtering, and exploitation.

The issue's synopsis states:

"In typical X-Men fashion, what starts as a wild night out gets even crazier when Jubilee, Boom-Boom, and Dazzler and kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps by a mysterious new army of enemies. What are three fierce mutants with the power to blow things up to do? Expect a hardcore, neon-fueled, down and dirty type of adventure unlike any seen before in X-Men history with all the light blasts, fireworks, time bombs, and brawling you can possibly hope for!"

According to sources, in an interview, Leah Williams, while showing excitement, states:

"I'm excited about how gleefully transgressive this book is -- it's sexy, stupid, and chaotic. One of my favorite moments in the making-of this book was Jordan [D. White] asking, 'What do you think...Parental Advisory for this book? Or just T+?...I am leaning PA."

In continuation to this, Gomez added that she is equally excited to work with Leah because she finds her writing style fun and never fails to provide engaging and catchy stories. She also reveals that X-men has been her all-time favorite, and she always feels happy to work for the X-family.

Cover art of X-Terminators #1 by Federico Vicentini (Image via Marvel)
Cover art of X-Terminators #1 by Federico Vicentini (Image via Marvel)

Initially, Iceman, alongside the other original X-Men, used the name X-Terminators

The X-Factor group's members used the name X-Terminators to go out in public. These members were Marvel Girl, Iceman, Cyclops, Beast and Angel. However, they realized that their former business manager, Cameron Hodge, wanted to worsen the relationship between mutants and humans.

That's when the group gave up on the identity of X-Terminators. Then they chose some young mutants to be a part of the group, and these mutants included Boom Boom, Rictor, Skids, Rustic Collins, Artie Maddicks, and Leech.

After some time, these mutants face a demon named N'astirh, and the New Mutants help them in this fight. Following the rescue, the group disbanded because young mutants of X-Terminators went back to the school, whereas the remaining members joined the New Mutants Group.

The X-Terminators group ended at that point, but the new comic book series will revive the group with new members.

X-Terminators will be available to read on July 6, 2022.

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