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This summer is going to be a roller coaster ride for X-Men fans

The divisive Krakoan Age is coming to a close for Marvel Comics’ mutants, but there’s a Rise from the Ashes coming right after.

Children of the Atom

Teased and previewed for some time at this point, the age of Krakoa is indeed ending. The close of five years of storytelling is looking like it’s set to end with a bang too, though of course it’s finale far from a nail in the X-Men’s coffin. As Marvel points out, the ending is going to mirror its beginning, with a pair of “interconnected series”.

But although Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X will get all the headlines, there’s a myriad of crossover issues planned as well. Some of those will be pretty big-time too, and not all of them will be ‘X-books’ either.

How so? Marvel highlights X-Men, X-Men Forever, Cable, and… Invincible Iron Man. The action heats up in May, 2024, and roll on into June, as one age ends and another begins. Scroll down for all the details on the first announcements.

CABLE #4 (OF 4)

  • Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
  • Art by SCOT EATON
  • TIME’S RUN OUT – THE NEOCRACY IS AT YOUR DOOR!
  • As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Cable faces both a devastating betrayal and an impossible decision! Will he be able to stem the tides of the Neocracy, or will he and the rest of the Marvel Universe be subsumed? Don’t miss out on this explosive series finale!

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #5 (OF 5)

  • Written by GERRY DUGGAN
  • Art by LUCAS WERNECK
  • THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE!
  • It all comes down to this – Orchis versus the X-Men, winner take the future! Orchis has pushed mutantkind to their lowest point ever, but that just means the X-Men have had to fight back like never before. Will it be enough? We continue to barrel toward the conclusion of the Krakoan Age as the two stories that are one come to an end!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #18

  • Written by GERRY DUGGAN
  • Art by PATCH ZIRCHER
  • SIDE BY SIDE WITH…MAGNETO!
  • For years, the Master of Magnetism was Iron Man’s greatest fear. But to take down Orchis, will Tony have to work with the X-Men’s former adversary? And will a fight against every Sentinel on Earth be too much for even these two powerhouses?

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #5 (OF 5)

  • Written by KIERON GILLEN
  • Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
  • THE BATTLE FOR ALL TIME!
  • The X-epic concludes in a battle between those who are outside time and that which is now and forever…and the result is being decided by whether someone can ultimately make the right choice. The end of the Krakoan Age barrels our way as the two series that are one conclude!

WOLVERINE #49

  • Written by VICTOR LAVALLE & BENJAMIN PERCY
  • Art by GEOFF SHAW
  • ARMOR UP FOR THE PENULTIMATE PART OF SABRETOOTH WAR!
  • Wolverine is powerless – but not defenseless. Forge made Logan one last invention, and with the lives of the X-Men and all mutants on the line, it’s time to unleash the ultimate weapon! COLLECTORS’ NOTE: Featuring the full debut of the Adamantium Armor!

WOLVERINE #50

  • Written by BENJAMIN PERCY & VICTOR LAVALLE, LARRY HAMA & MORE
  • Art by CORY SMITH, GEOFF SHAW, JAVI FERNÁNDEZ, DANIEL PICCIOTTO & MORE
  • CREED VS. LOGAN – THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!
  • It’s all come down to this: the final battle between WOLVERINE and SABRETOOTH.  The Sabretooth War concludes in the way it began – a violent, bloody battle – but WHO will be left standing? Plus: Special short stories celebrating fifty issues of this run and 50 YEARS OF WOLVERINE, from legendary Logan scribes including Larry Hama, as well as a final send-off from Benjamin Percy and Javi Fernández, and some special SURPRISES!

X-MEN #34

  • Written by GERRY DUGGAN
  • Art by JOSHUA CASSARA
  • THE END IS NIGH!
  • The Krakoan Age is nearly at an end…and what might be the final battle of the heroes of Krakoa! One last stop before the fall and rise come to their conclusion…and everything changes!

X-MEN: FOREVER #3 (OF 4)

  • Written by KIERON GILLEN
  • Art by LUCA MARESCA
  • NOW…
  • War in Krakoa! A hunt in the White Hot Room! And a heartwarming family reunion (by which we mean “possibly involving setting fire to someone’s heart with a flamethrower”). Spinning out from RISE OF THE POWERS OF X and IMMORTAL X-MEN comes a must-read for the conclusion of the Krakoan Age!

X-MEN: FOREVER #4 (OF 4)

  • Written by KIERON GILLEN
  • Art by LUCA MARESCA
  • …AND FOREVER!
  • Our secrets, sinister or otherwise, are over. X-MEN FORVER ends with a question – after everything, do we have Hope or not? From between the pages of IMMORTAL X-MEN and RISE OF THE POWERS OF X, the final secrets of the Krakoan Age are revealed here!

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