Monday, May 20, 2024

The Rise And Fall Of The X-Men’s Krakoan Age Is Revealed At NYCC

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At this year’s New York Comic Con Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, X-Men writer Gerry Duggan, and X-Men Red writer Al Ewing shared shocking details about the pair of intertwined series that will close out mutantkind’s current era this January, Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers Of X, as well as one of the tie-in series spinning out of these events, Resurrection of Magneto.

Also debuting at the panel was the X-Men: Fall & Rise trailer which gives fans a peek at never-before-seen artwork from these upcoming series. And it wouldn’t be a new chapter for mutantkind without a gorgeous promotional image from superstar artist Mark Brooks. In the spirit of his unforgettable art pieces drawn for Krakoan milestones like House of X and Powers of X, X of Swords, and Destiny of X, Brooks once again spotlights the current stars of the X-Men franchise as they brace themselves for what’s on the horizon!

In the 2019 soft reboot, fans witnessed the dawn of the Krakoa age in Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking House of X and Powers of X, two interconnected five-issue limited series that spanned mutant history and future. Now, the Krakoa age ends in the same dramatic fashion in Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X. Each delivering half of the story that will bring the Krakoa Age to its conclusion, the pair of series will feature the X-Men of today and the X-Men of tomorrow as the wage the final war against extinction across their entire existence! Evolution is inevitable. Extinction is optional!

The two series are fittingly crafted by some of the Krakoa’s defining architects, writer Gerry Duggan (X-Men, Marauders) and artist Lucas Werneck (Immortal X-Men) delivering Fall of the House of X and writer Kieron Gillen (Immortal X-Men) and artist R.B. Silva (Powers of X) delivering Rise of the Powers of X, plus covers by House of X artist Pepe Larraz.

And mutantkind’s survival hinges on the return of their greatest leader and the X-Men’s former archenemy—Magneto! Following Magneto’s tragic death in last year’s A.X.E.: Judgment Day, Storm embarks on an epic quest to restore him to life in Resurrection of Magneto. Spinning out of his masterful work on both characters in X-Men Red, Al Ewing brings fans this heart-wrenching four-issue saga alongside artist Luciano Vecchio (X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023, Marvel’s Voices: Iceman).

Fall of the House of X #1 cover

Krakoa has just begun to fight in Fall of the House of X #1! Mutantkind has never had a greater fall. From the highs of Krakoa – their own glorious nation, a place where they were safe and happy – to the lowest of lows. Outlawed, hunted, killed, most of their kind missing or dead, and now, one their greatest leaders, Cyclops, is on trial facing a death penalty. Ready or not, the time has come for the X-Men to make their final stand against the forces that have struck them low. The day is now. The place is here. The tale of the house Xavier built will long be told…and few will forget this darkest chapter.

Rise of the Powers of X #1 cover

And the fight for Krakoa has been lost in Rise of the Powers of X #1! Ten years ago, the mutants returned from their exile to try and reclaim the Earth from the forces of Orchis. They failed.  Now, within the victorious Orchis with their gauntlet choking the world, Nimrod and Omega Sentinel put their plan within a plan into action. They are to summon their binary god to consume everything in their accession. All that stands between them is the X-Men. What can they do? They’re the X-Men. They’ll find a way. That’s their power. So begins a story beyond time and space, with the rise of powers beyond our petty human intelligence.

Resurrection of Magneto #1 cover

It’s a tale of Lifedeath in Resurrection of Magneto #1! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit – but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm – as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan age looms – to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the Fall of the House of X…but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return?

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1 (OF 5)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN

Art by LUCAS WERNECK

Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

On Sale 1/3

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1 (OF 5)

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art and Cover by R.B. SILVA

On Sale 1/10

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1 (OF 4)

Written by AL EWING

Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO

Cover by STEFANO CASELLI

On Sale 1/24

Images via Marvel Comics

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