Although he also says:Jeff Parker, [url]http://www.parkerspace.com/2007/10/29/halloween-x/[/url], wrote:The next issue [#6] begins what is technically a two part main story, but is essentially a three parter that has the teen mutants run into the weirdness of the Man-Thing by issue 8.
I think the extension to #9 might be via the backup(s?), since that's the Black Widow/Jean/Wanda story, and there's another Jean/Wanda story in the back of #6 (well, it should be. Screwed-up printing puts it in the middle...)Jeff Parker, [url]http://www.parkerspace.com/2007/11/07/back-to-savannah/[/url], wrote:I don’t usually mention layouts I get from artists because that stage happens so far in advance of print time, but I just saw most of Eric Nguyen’s breakdowns for his X-Men First Class issue 8 and now I’m even more excited about that story. It’s the one featuring the Man-Thing, and it’s going to be GREAT. In general the whole book starts getting the drama stepped up as of issue 6 (and Roger Cruz just went the hell off in his two part story, as you’ll see) and I’m generally giddy about the whole four issue arc.
ANYway. Preview of #6: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/ ... i?id=12460
Later, there's lots of Sentinels in the story. BIG-style Sentinels at that... (oh, and talking Cerebro, but not the Big Round Room. And, chronology aside, the best Cyclops scene in yoinks.) And a reference to Wanda & Pietro being on Long Island, which may be in reference to their status quo in the backup.
The backup follows from the #3 backup, also referencing X:FC 7, and has Jean & Wanda vs. the Mole Man and a "Mysterio Escapes!" newspaper headline, referenced in dialogue; and a reference to the X-Men's trip to Monster Island.