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Jonathan’s Hickman’s INFERNO Will Be Four Issue Miniseries, Promises To “Burn Away Krakoa’s Secrets”

At the end of X-Men #20, X-fans were greeted by the most impactful splash pages since HoX/PoX: INFERNO. The long-rumored new book from Krakoa’s architect Jonathan Hickman, the upcoming release promises a massive shift for the Mutants. The title no doubt references the 1988/89 crossover of the same name, a massive event for the X-Books that had lasting repercussions for characters like Magik, Cyclops, and Madelyne Pryor. Today, Marvel announced more details about what will be a 4-issue miniseries by Hickman and a rotating set of artists, as well as an intriguing piece of promotional art by Mark Brooks. Check out the full press release below!

New York, NY— June 4, 2021 —“There will be an island—not the first, but the last…” Destiny’s foreboding words have stuck with Mystique—and fans—since the very beginning of the age of Krakoa. Now, a day of reckoning is upon mutantkind’s leaders, and the shocking payoff to seeds planted in House of X and Powers of X arrives in mastermind writer Jonathan Hickman’s brand-new X-Men series: Inferno!

Original Inferno cover
The original Inferno crossover was a landmark for the X-Franchise and is often seen as the pinnacle of Chris Claremont’s storytelling.

Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Having been denied her wishes yet again, Mystique is ready to follow through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground. Mutantkind’s bright future is threatened like never before as Hickman brings his game-changing plans to a head. Fans can expect more revelations from the lives of Moira MacTaggert, Nimrod’s revenge, vicious power plays, and more in this pivotal chapter in X-Men history. Throughout this four-issue limited series, Hickman will be joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with acclaimed illustrator Valerio Schiti. Known for masterfully depicting large-scale action alongside intense human drama, the S.W.O.R.D. and Empyre artist is perfect for bringing this heartbreaking saga to life.

“I’m very excited that we’re finally getting to share with everyone the follow-up to House of X/Powers of X,” Hickman said. “The story is 160 pages over four issues drawn exquisitely by Valerio Schiti, R.B. Silva and Stefano Caselli. I cannot wait for people to read it.”

In what is now an X-Men tradition, superstar artist Mark Brooks has delivered another stunning piece of teaser artwork for this latest X-Men milestone. An homage to his earlier House of X/Powers of X piece, it depicts all the major players of Krakoa as they brace themselves for their biggest shakeup yet. Check it out below and be there in September when the biggest secrets of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run burn away in INFERNO #1.

Inferno promotional art depicting X-Men characters surrounding Professor X and Moira on a park bench

INFERNO #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by VALERIO SCHITI

Promotional Artwork by MARK BROOKS

Images via Marvel Comics

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