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Children of the Atom
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateMarch 2021–present
No. of issues6 (ongoing)
Main character(s)Cylops-Lass
Marvel Guy
Creative team
Written byVita Ayala
Artist(s)Bernard Chang, Paco Medina

Children of the Atom is an ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2021 starring a group of mutant vigilantes. It is written by Vita Ayala, and illustrated by Bernard Chang and Paco Medina.

Publication history

Children of the Atom was originally announced in January 2020 for an April 2020 debut,[1] but the series was delayed due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was eventually announced to come out on January 2021 and later re-scheduled for March 2021 debut.[2] It was advertised as the introduction of the mutant children as the X-Men's sidekicks.

The series is part of the X-Men line's Reign of X,[3] following the conclusion of X of Swords crossover.


The Children of the Atom are teen vigilantes living in New York City dreaming of joining their heroes, the X-Men, on Krakoa. On one of their mission, they stopped the depowered Hell's Belles during a robbery.[4]

During one of their attempts to use the gateway to enter Krakoa, they were captured by U-Men before being rescued by the X-Men. It is then revealed that the teens, except for Gimmick, are non-mutants and are using alien technology to emulate their powers:[5]

Collected editions

# Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
1 Children of the Atom by Vita Ayala – Volume 1 Children of the Atom #1–6

Marvel's Voices #1 (X-Men story)

184 October 19, 2021 ISBN 978-1302921736


  1. ^ "Coming in April... 'Children of the Atom' #1". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  2. ^ "The Mystery of 'Children of the Atom' Revealed This January". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  3. ^ "The 'Reign of X' Brings New X-Men Series From Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, and More". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  4. ^ "Children of the Atom (2021) #1 | Comic Issues | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  5. ^ "Children of the Atom (2021) #5 | Comic Issues | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-07-23.

Category:X-Men titles Category:2021 comics debuts