Marvel-Comics - Marvel's NYX #3 Variant Cover by W. Scott Forbes Celebrates X-23's Legacy

By Mulder, 28 june 2024

Marvel Comics is set to release NYX #3 this September, featuring a stunning variant cover by acclaimed artist W. Scott Forbes that commemorates the groundbreaking comic book debut of X-23. Originally introduced in the gritty pages of Joe Quesada and Joshua Middleton’s NYX two decades ago, X-23—now known as Wolverine—returns to the forefront in this revitalized series. Set against the backdrop of New York City, NYX explores the lives of mutant youth navigating the complexities of urban existence in a world reeling from the aftermath of Xavier’s school and Krakoa.

Forbes' variant cover for NYX #3 not only captures the essence and visual style that made the original series iconic but also pays homage to Wolverine's early appearances. The artwork features Wolverine prominently alongside missing posters of the original NYX cast, highlighting unresolved mysteries that continue to shape the narrative. "To celebrate NYX’s return and the anniversary of X-23’s debut, I wanted to evoke the raw energy and emotional depth that defined the original series," remarked Forbes. "It’s an honor to contribute to X-23's legacy and bring her evolution as Wolverine to new and longtime fans alike."

In this latest iteration of NYX, penned by the dynamic duo of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (known for their work on Timeless and Alien: Black, White & Blood), and illustrated by rising star Francesco Mortarino (whose credits include Avengers and Cult of Carnage: Misery), readers can expect a gripping narrative that explores themes of identity, resilience, and the ever-evolving dynamics between mutants and humans.

The series promises to delve into the challenges faced by young mutants in a city undergoing rapid transformation, where old prejudices and new threats converge to test the limits of solidarity and survival. As mutantkind finds itself once again at a crossroads, NYX #3 serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring appeal and relevance of Marvel’s mutant universe. NYX #3, including Forbes’ variant cover, hits comic book stores on September 25. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to for more updates and insights into this eagerly anticipated release.

NYX #3 – 75960620918700311
Written by Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Art by Francesco Mortarino
Cover by Sara Pichelli
Variant Cover by W. Scott Forbes – 75960620918700331
On Sale 9/25 

(Source : press release)