This summer is going to see a lot of major crossover stuff in the Marvel Universe, but not the least of it is the lead-in for Fall of X.
The Fall begins
A while in the making, Marvel’s Fall of X crossover is going to deal some big blows to the X-Men. Could it be the end of the mutant faction’s paradise island that is Krakoa? That’s not all that clear right now, but if the opening to it is anything to go by, it’s gonna be rocky.
Marvel has already revealed that the new boss of Stark Industries, one Feilong (not the Street Fighter), isn’t the biggest fan of mutants. Actually, he’s a straight up mutant-hater, and with the weight of Tony Stark’s former home behind him, he’s going to make life a living hell for the Krakoans.
Standing in his way will be not only the X-Men, but a vengeful armored Avenger as well. Seems that Iron Man has a brand new armor, and it’s got one mission: the end of Stark Industries.
It all begins in Marvel’s FCBD special:
Following their soon-to-be-shocking debut in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1, the new Stark Sentinels will have their first run-in with the X-Men in X-MEN #23. Feilong has devoted Iron Man’s technology to build the next generation of Sentinels! These upgraded versions are as hard to beat as old Shellhead himself and are fully devoted to crushing the X-Men!
Then in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7, Tony Stark is in dire need of a win! But how does he plan to get ahead? By building a new suit of armor! The suit’s first objective? Infiltrate and destroy Stark Industries! And that’s not all, July’s INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 will tie directly into this year’s HELLFIRE GALA! As the X-Men celebrate mutantkind’s biggest night, Iron Man has to contend with the new Stark Sentinels flying through New York! Can Tony stop these mutant-hunting machines alone?Marvel press release