‘Giant Size X-Men: Thunderbird’ by Nyla Rose, Steve Orlando, and David Cutler Brings Back the Long-Gone X-Man

John Proudstar returns after a nearly fifty year “hiatus” in Nyla Rose, Steve Orlando, and David Cutler’s Giant Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1 this May.

The special one-shot brings back one of the original members of the new Uncanny X-Men team created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, and he has a lot of catching up to do in the modern world, as well as in the world of mutants and his tribe.

Co-writer Orlando says that he “…couldn’t be prouder to be a part of it! But this book wouldn’t exist without the incredible work of Nyla Rose and David Cutler, who are joining me on this blockbuster to tell a Thunderbird story that’s as raw, real, and riveting as possible. With their invaluable help, we’re taking Thunderbird on a two-fisted quest to reunite with his family and carve out a place for himself in this brave, new, Krakoan era. The world has changed while Thunderbird was away. The threats might’ve gotten more complex, but Thunderbird’s still sure there’s not a problem out there he can’t solve with his own two hands.”

Rose (whose primary source of income comes from her wrestling activities as a part of the All Elite Wrestling roster) is making her comic book writing debut on Giant Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1.

Check out the classic costume cover by Ken Lashley, variant by Charles Valenza, as well as some of Thunderbird’s new costume designs by Cutler below.

Giant Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1 will be available at your local comic book store starting on May 4.


    1. Yes, it’s awful. This would’ve been worth checking out with the original Cockrum costume. This new thing is just a reminder of how comics today are not up to yesterday’s standards.

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