Marvel has announced its next big X-Men tale – the Death of X!
Written by Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule, with art by Aaron Kuder, Death of X #1 sets up a big confrontation between the X-Men and the Inhumans.
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?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Lemire said, “Right now things are not good for mutantkind. 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…’
While I’m sure this statement was made to show the growing conflict between the Inhumans and X-Men, it really comes off as a insider statement regarding Marvel Studios lack of control of the X-Men franchise, and confirmation of backlash from the head honcho.
Death of X #1 arrives in stores in October.