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Published January 8, 2021

Family Trouble Strikes Second 'Xavier Institute' Prose Novel, 'First Team'

Your first look at Robbie MacNiven's upcoming novel, hitting shelves on March 2!

The second prose novel in Marvel and Aconyte BooksXAVIER'S INSTITUTE line, First Team, written by Robbie MacNiven, hits closer to home when a remarkable student rushes to save his family, but ends up in a whole heap of trouble instead.

In First Team, Victor Borkowski (Anole) has adjusted well to life at Xavier’s Institute, gaining control over his reptilian mutant powers and the respect of his fellow students. However, when he discovers that his parents have been kidnapped by anti-mutant extremists, the Purifiers, Victor’s discipline and trust in the X-Men is strained to breaking point. Setting out alone in defiance of his instructors, he’s quickly in serious trouble. It isn’t just the fanatical Purifiers threatening his family, there’s a villainous scientist waiting to get hold of Victor himself. Maybe he can’t do this by himself after all… This novel will be available everywhere books are sold on March 2, 2021.

Thanks to our friends over at Aconyte Books, check out the cover of First Team below!

First Team

"I've always wanted to write something for the X-Men," shared author Robbie MacNiven, "so there was no second-guessing on my part when I was offered the opportunity. The Xavier's Institute line is still in its infancy, so getting involved almost from the start is also a  privilege. I'm certain there are more good things to come!"

First Team is the second prose novel from the XAVIER'S INSTITUTE line, which follows the young members of the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants, as they explore their stories of adventure, defiance, and growth as these characters discover their abilities and their place in the world.

First Team will be available in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook formats, available at bookshops and online retailers this spring on March 2.

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