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Death of X fills in post-Secret Wars blanks

Marvel’s mutants are in shambles, but Death of X is poised to answer the biggest questions.

The Terrine Mists wreak havoc

The X-Men and the Inhumans are on a collision course. Cyclops is missing and presumed dead. But the question on everyone’s lips is “why”? That question and more will be answered in DEATH OF X #1 – a new 4-issue series launching this fall! Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans) are joined by fan-favorite artist Aaron Kuder (Action Comics) for an incendiary tale that will change the course of Mutantkind and Inhumanity alike!

As the Terrigen Mists roll across the Earth, it’s transformative properties are birthing new Inhumans across the Marvel Universe. But while the mists bring life to the Inhumans, they spell only doom for the X-Men, leaving dead or sickly mutants in their wake. As the Inhumans travel to Japan where the Terrigen Cloud has created a shocking new Inhuman, the X-Men travel to Muir Island where the cloud has caused something truly terrible. For the sake of his people, Cyclops must take action or face extinction. But how?

“Right now things are not good for mutantkind,” says Jeff Lemire, speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “On the flipside, Inhumans have been growing and becoming more prominent in the Marvel Universe. There is a lot of tension between these characters about that…’

“For both sides of this, it doesn’t affect just a small group of them,” continues Charles Soule. “It’s not just their livelihood and way of life but their very lives at stake, so they’re going to react the way you think they would.”

The burning questions will be answered here as the Inhumans and the X-Men’s untold past comes to light. But with the fuse lit, how long until this powder keg explodes? Find out this October as Soule, Lemire and Kuder bring you DEATH OF X #1!

 

Is Death of X the X-Men’s swan song, or a new beginning?

Death_of_X_1_CoverIf you read this site often, then you probably already know that I’m a huge X-Men fan. I’ve been one really since the 80s. It was most of the 90s run for the X-books though, that cemented Marvel’s mutant menagerie as some of my favorite characters.

As such, I’e been ‘less than enthused’ with what’s happened to the X-crew in the last few years. They’ve taken backseats in the Marvel U in general, even being relegated to second-fiddle status in crossovers, had key players mucked with (and killed off), and have now had their future placed in doubt as a faction.

Remember that the Inhumans are getting a big push in Marvel’s comics. The Terrigen Mists that were released worldwide create them, but are wiping mutants out. Yeah, so ‘rosy’ things aren’t if you’re an X-Men fan.

You can attribute all this to a few things outside of the comics world if you want, but anyway you slice it I don’t dig it. And now comes Death of X.

Cringe-inducing title aside, I happen to be a fan of writers Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule. But while I will be picking up DoX, I’m hoping that there might be some kind of bright light in there. It might be too much to hope for, but I’d like to see DoX be a beginning of something new for the brand- not just an ending.

It’s a shame, to see such fantastic characters turned into afterthoughts. So, I guess here’s to hoping.

Death of X #1 hits stands from Lemire, Soule, and artist Aaron Kuder this coming October.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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