What if the X-Men were a crew of gearheads a la Fast & Furious, who drove superpowered cars and faced off against rival car crews and injustice?
Charles “The Professor” Xavier and Erik “The Metallurgist” Lensherr were partners a long time ago, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and engaging in undercover vehicular infiltration of villainous, experimental car crews like HYDRA and A.I.M. After their most significant bust, Erik wanted to go rogue, using the technology they’d uncovered to break free from S.H.I.E.L.D. and make the sorts of cars they’d always dreamed of. But Charles wants to turn over what they’d found to S.H.I.E.L.D. Erik, sensing his friend has betrayed their own ideals, engineers an accident that leaves Charles paralyzed, unable to drive ever again. So, with the backing of S.H.I.E.L.D., he opens an automotive academy, taking in wayward drivers and using the HYDRA and A.I.M. tech to outfit a new team of motorists to track down and take out his old friend…
These are the Children of the Engine.
*** Character Concept #1 ***
Real Name: James Howlett
Role: The Grunt
Car: Weapon X
Bio: He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does is drive like a fucking maniac. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and operates his car as if he’s got a death wish. James learned to drive in the Canadian wilderness, which means he’s capable of handling nearly any terrain that crosses his path. The Weapon X is built upon an adamantium chassis and its exterior is from an experimental alloy that allows it to recover from nearly any damage it receives. In addition to this, the car is outfitted with a series of retractable “claws” capable of slicing through metal and tires alike.
Next Character: Nightcrawler
((Words by James F. Wright - Art by Josh Eckert))
*** How I Learned to Stop Hating and Love the ‘Fast and the Furious’ Franchise ***