Nightcrawler Getting His Own Comic Series from Chris Claremont

Marvel announced this afternoon that everyone’s favorite teleporter Nightcrawler will be getting his very own ongoing comic series starting this April. Legendary “X-Men” writer Chris Claremont, responsible for some of the most memorable X-Men stories like “Days of Future Past,” will pen the new series along with artist Todd Nauck.

“He’s smart, tough, creative [and] daring, with an instinctive understanding of people and situations,” Claremont said about Nightcrawler. “He has a wicked sense of humor and a devastating charm. As his body’s designed well outside the box of human experience, so too are his thought processes. His ‘normal’ is revolutionary to most people; throw him a problem, he’ll find a way to solve it that’s unique to him. He quite simply is the kind of man [who] others trust; to know him is to have faith in him.”

The new series will spin out of the current “Amazing X-Men” series and will feature Wolverine grooming Nightcrawler back into the post-Schism world where the X-Men are divided and Charles Xavier is dead.

Nightcrawler #1 hits stores this April, will you be picking it up?