Marvel Announces New X-Men Books, Immortal X-Men and Marauders


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Like Jonathan Hickman’s employment with the X-Men ends with hell, the mutants of Krakoa are about to go through another shift that of course includes: schedule changes and new books. The “Reign of X” that forms the second chapter of this whole pursuit is over, and in 2022 the mutants will seemingly take their fate into their own hands after be carried away by Charles Xavier and Magneto to date.

Starting in March, following the end of both Inferno and the X Lives/X Deaths of Wolverine miniseries by Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara, and Federico Vicentini, Marvel kicks off “Destiny of X”. The new phase will bring new books, including Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck’s Immortal X-Men, which can best be seen as an addition to Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’s main X-Men book. After Magneto leaves the Krakoan government known as the Quiet Council, a power struggle ensues between the group, including Storm, Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw and Mystique. Gillen, who hasn’t written the X-Men since Uncanny X-Men in 2011, described it as a book “about Krakoa, about the Quiet Council, and all its muffled cries… It is big ideas, politics, combat and fashion, lies, creation and destruction, all told on the widest possible canvas, in time and space. ”

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The other “Destiny of X” book due out in March is a relaunch of the mutated pirate hull looters. With a new creative team of Steve Orlando (Midnighter) and Elenora Carlini (Go Go Power Rangers), Kate will lead a new team consisting of Daken, Tempo, Psylocke, Bishop, Aurora and Somnus as they continue to transport mutants to Krakoa. Charles’ evil twin brother, Cassandra Nova, will join them, who need them to unravel a mystery regarding the mutant child’s early ancestors. In a statement to MarvelOrlando teased her as “a little Xavier, a little Catherine Trammel, and the Marauders’ only hope for success.” The primary X-Men book is also releasing in March, but that appears to be a transitional issue before it presumably becomes part of the “Destiny” phase in April.

In April, Percy .’s Recurring Books Wolverine with Adam Kubert and X-Force with Robert Gill, and a giant X-Men one-shot aimed at the recently revived Thunderbird from Orlando, AEW wrestler Nyla Rose and David Cutler. X-books making their debut include Chris Claremont and Sid Kotian’s new Gambit solo, and X-Men Red from Al Ewing and Stefano Casslli who will pick up with Storm as the new one Regent of Mars. Finally, Knights of X by Tini Howard and Robert Quinn will serve as the sequel to the recently concluded Excalibur and Betsy Braddock, Gambit and Shatterstar will headline a group of mutants stranded in Otherworld.

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The last batch of X books we know of — which are just Legion of X and New Mutants at the moment — have no creative teams or summaries as of yet. Presumably they’ll strike in May, along with everything else that comes out of Inferno and X Lives/X Deaths. Maybe, finally, that Moira Mactaggert book that swings back and forth between life and death?


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