After nearly four years, Marvel is officially ending the X-Men‘s Krakoa era. The news was confirmed at yesterday’s (October 14) Marvel: Next Big Thing panel at New York Comic Con, where more details on how things will end were revealed. Specifically, with three titles: Fall of the House of X, Rise of the Powers of X, and Resurrection of Magneto.
To take a big step back, in 2019, writer Jonathan Hickman and company took a bold, new take on the storied X-Men franchise. Thanks to two titles, House of X, and Powers of X, Marvel’s mutants were all moved to the island nation of Krakoa. Rather than in-fighting, they banded together with their worst enemies to try a new way of survival. The goal? Fight a future where the deadly, mechanical Phalanx was not able to take over the entire universe.
Earlier this year that all came crashing down in Hellfire Gala 2023. The issue found Orchis, an evil organization bent on destroying mutants, essentially winning. Mutants were killed, some were exiled, and others took to the underground to fight back. Meanwhile, mutants became the enemies of humanity thanks to a false flag operation. This story has rolled out under the ongoing Fall of X label, but that all changes next year.
What’s Next After Fall Of X?
So what’s next? Well, the end of the Krakoa era, basically. Fall of the House of X will be a five-issue mini-series detailing the X-Men’s final fight against Orchis, while Cyclops is on trial facing the death penalty. Rise of the Powers of X will also be five issues long, and will take place 10 years later after they’ve failed — and Orchis is about to bring the Phalanx to Earth. Meanwhile, Magneto — who is currently dead — will get resurrected in the four-issue-long Resurrection of Magneto and may hold the key to saving everyone.
…and when it’s done, Editor Jordan D. White will be exiting the X-Men line, while Editor Tom Brevoort will be taking over.
Check out more about each individual miniseries courtesy of Marvel, and lament that we never got to see Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Wolverine have that threeway on the moon.
Fall of the House of X #1 Preview:
Krakoa has just begun to fight in FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1! Mutantkind has never had a greater fall. From the highs of Krakoa – their own glorious nation, a place where they were safe and happy – to the lowest of lows. Outlawed, hunted, killed, most of their kind missing or dead, and now, one their greatest leaders, Cyclops, is on trial facing a death penalty. Ready or not, the time has come for the X-Men to make their final stand against the forces that have struck them low. The day is now. The place is here. The tale of the house Xavier built will long be told…and few will forget this darkest chapter.
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Lucas Werneck
Cover by Pepe Larraz
On Sale 1/3
Rise of the Powers of X #1 Preview:
And the fight for Krakoa has been lost in RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1! Ten years ago, the mutants returned from their exile to try and reclaim the Earth from the forces of Orchis. They failed. Now, within the victorious Orchis with their gauntlet choking the world, Nimrod and Omega Sentinel put their plan within a plan into action. They are to summon their binary god to consume everything in their accession. All that stands between them is the X-Men. What can they do? They’re the X-Men. They’ll find a way. That’s their power. So begins a story beyond time and space, with the rise of powers beyond our petty human intelligence.
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art and Cover by R.B. Silva
On Sale 1/10
Resurrection Of Magneto #1 Preview
It’s a tale of Lifedeath in RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit – but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm – as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan age looms – to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X…but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return?
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Luciano Vecchio
Cover by Stefano Caselli
On Sale 1/24
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