It’s been five years but fans of the original X-Men can rejoice because Iceman is back in a new standalone comic! Yes, this June Bobby Drake himself returns in Marvel Comics’ Iceman #1, an all new solo X-Men series written by Sina Grace (Men Annual, Secret Obsessed) with artwork by Alessandro Vitti (Avengers Arena, Secret Warriors). The series is clearly in goods hands with Grace:
“Iceman has one of the most tenured legacies as a Marvel Super Hero and was one of the originators of the modern Marvel Universe. As a lifelong X-Men fan (I’ve got the dog-eared floppies to prove it!), writing Iceman has been the greatest and most challenging project I’ve been lucky enough to work on. Writing this series has been like making best friends with someone who’s been in my class for years, but I never took the time to ask how they were doing. Turns out, Bobby Drake has a LOT to say paired with a LOT of achievements he’s still looking to unlock.”
Iceman has, perhaps, the most extensive resume of any X-Men, including being one of the group’s founding members. He’s also a founding member of the Champions and later revealed to be an Omega-level mutant. Joining him on this adventure is a younger, more put together version of himself who’s been pulled from the time stream. All of that makes a great foundation for what promises to be an epic series!
For you die-hard collectors out there, Marvel’s releasing an additional four variant covers to nab. These include a standard variant illustrated by Damion Scott, a young variant by Skottie Young (there’s a pun somewhere in there…), a corner box by Leonard Kirk, and even a hip-hop version by Skan. Check out all of them below—we can’t decide on a favorite. Plenty to fill the bookshelves and display cases, so start making some room!
Iceman #1 hits comic book store shelves June 7th.