The X-Men: The Animated Series‘ official manga adaptation is returning to print, thanks to Marvel and Viz Media. A remastered collection is set to be released starting in Fall of this year. A promotional (not yet final look) at the cover artwork is included below in the article.
Originally published in Japan in 1994 to coincide with the run of the X-Men animated series, the manga was written by Hiroshi Higuchi, with various other artists also contributing to its 13 volumes run. The manga was then translated into English and published between 1998 and 1999, but since then has been out of print.
Marvel has also offered a statement for the first volume of the manga which reads, “In X-Men, Vol. 1, Jubilation Lee is a teenager with a secret: she’s a mutant, the next level of human evolution, and has fantastic powers. All she wants is a normal life with trips to the mall to get away from her parents, but when the mutant-hunting robots known as Sentinels come after her, that normal life is pushed out of her reach! Discover the X-Men—mutant heroes hated and feared by a world they’re sworn to protect—alongside Jubilee in this classic manga series releasing Fall 2024.”
The announcement of a reprinted and remastered deluxe edition of the X-Men manga is most likely meant to tie in with the upcoming sequel to X-Men TAS titled X-Men ’97, which is meant to premiere this year on Disney+. A four-part prequel comic series for this new animated project was also recently announced by Marvel, with its first chapter set to release in March.
Stay tuned for more updates, as well as the official comic book covers in the months ahead, as we approach its scheduled release date of November 12, 2024. In the meantime, X-Men: The Animated Series is available to stream on Disney+, with its sequel series, X-Men ’97 set to premiere in the near future.