Marc Guggenheim and Manuel García revisit Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s famous “Days of Future Past” storyline in the upcoming 5-issue limited series prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past: Doomsday on July 12.
Guggenheim and García fill in the blanks as to what occurred before “Days of Future Past,” with previously untold deaths, non-mutant super-powered guest stars, and Kate Pryde, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Banshee, Cyclops, Angel, Professor X, and Magneto all striving to protect their kind and prevent the last days of the X-Men.
Guggenheim said “I never thought I’d get the chance to write the X-MEN as many times as I have. I particularly never thought I’d be able to play around in the amazing timeline that Chris Claremont and John Byrne brought to life in ‘Days of Future Past”. I still have the most vivid memory of visiting the stationery store where I used to buy my comics and seeing Uncanny X-Men #141 on the rack. That iconic cover blew my nine year-old mind.”
Guggenheim’s “…goal with this story is to fill in some missing gaps in the thirty-year period that Kate Pryde summarized in just four panels back in the day. Prior familiarity with the original story won’t be required. The end result is an event that feels like the X-Men story to end all X-Men stories. At least, that’s the bullseye we’re aiming at!”