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The Phoenix Chase

A Marvel School of X Novel

The Phoenix Chase

A Marvel School of X Novel

By Neil Kleid

The X-Men confront space pirates and intergalactic war in this stunning space adventure featuring Kid Omega and a quest for the legendary powers of the Phoenix Force

Kid Omega’s latest scheme to set up his own mutant school goes horribly awry when mysterious aliens called The Remaining kidnap his “students”, demanding a rare Phoenix Egg – source of the awesome Phoenix Force – in exchange for their lives.

Wildly out of his depth, Kid Omega turns to Cyclops for help. He gets a ride with space pirates the Starjammers, and someone more responsible: Cyclops’ brother Alex “Havok” Summers. Their mission: rescue the students, recover the Egg, save the day. But it won’t be easy. Galaxy-hopping sleuthing, heists, and action lead the X-Men to clues that reveal a monstrous plot using the Phoenix Egg to ultimately conquer the universe.

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It isn’t easy being extraordinary. Superhuman powers can be both a gift and a curse in a world where those talents can be used for good or evil. A lucky few are taught how to control their abilities at the Charles Xavier Institute, while others must master their uniquely dangerous powers alone. Will they become true heroes and heroines when called upon to defend the world, or turn their fearsome abilities to conquering the world? Meanwhile, in a realm beyond Earth, mighty heroes do battle with monsters of myth and undertake quests to restore peace and honor to the legendary halls of Asgard and the Ten Realms.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Christina Myrvold
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: May 16, 2023
UK On Sale Date: July 20, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082085
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: May 16, 2023
ebook ISBN: 9781839082092

About the Author

Xeric Award-winning graphic novelist NEIL KLEID authored Ninety Candles, a novella about life, death, legacy and comics, and the acclaimed graphic novels Brownsville and The Big Kahn. He has written several comic books and graphic novels; adapted Jack London’s novel Call of the Wild into sequentials for Penguin Books; did the opposite for the seminal Marvel Comics’ storyline Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt; and co-authored Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, a novel based on the award-winning comic book series. Savor, his culinary adventure graphic novel with John Broglia and Frank Reynoso, was released by Dark Horse Comics. He lives with wife, kids and dog in New Jersey by way of Detroit.

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Interviews and Articles

“This is an action packed extravaganza that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The action practically jumps off the page and is incredibly well written.”
Mrs Viking Reads

“Marvel fans will see a lot of familiar faces along the way. A few of the Guardians of the Galaxy have a look-in, as do bigger and smaller names… and expect Kid Omega to have something to say to all of them.”
Kara Dennison

“A must read for fans of x-men both new and old.”
What You Tolkien About

“Kleid does a fantastic job filling in the facts and sets the stage well with classic X-cast members and other galactic individuals being portrayed true to character.”
Martin’s View

Praise for Marvel School of X

“Honestly I couldn’t put it down once I had started. As you know I always try to avoid spoilers but the ending of the novel was brilliant.”

What You Tolkien About, on Siege of X-41

“This is easily my favorite novel in this series, and possibly my favorite Marvel novel that Aconyte have done.”

Trans-Scribe, on Siege of X-41

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Global Ebook On Sale: May 16, 2023
US Paperback On Sale: May 16, 2023
UK Paperback On Sale: July 20, 2023

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