The latest re-launch finds these unusual picks fighting alongside more familiar X-Men characters like Psylocke, Gambit, Jubilee, X-Man, and Magneto. Newsarama has all of the promotional images for the all-new comic, but editor Nick Lowe is tight-lipped on the specifics of why so many non-mutants are joining the team.
Marvel's re-starting X-Men (not to be mistaken for Uncanny X-Men) with an all-new issue one this July. There's a big hint at the Blade connection, as the first arc in the book sees the mutant team facing off against vampires. For the purists, Marvel's cover art for X-Men #1 reflects a more traditional X-Men line-up, with Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Rogue, and Emma Frost standing proud (rendered by artist Paco Medina.
If I had to guess, I'd say that the more unusual choices are coming aboard as guest-stars for the first few issues (written by Victor Gischler). I can't imagine Spider-Man wanting to bring even more grief to his life by claiming he's a mutant, and I can't see Blade sticking around after the vampire threat is vanquished, to fight Sentinels or Apocalypse.