Marvel is bringing back Journey into Mystery in September, with the extended title of Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa.

Yes, that would seem to be embracing the titles monster roots with the secret origin of “The Island That Walks Like a Man” and reoccurring X-Men foe.  Except this time, it’s Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos  that are in the cross-hairs.  Dennis Hopeless and Djibril Morissette-Phan are the creative team.

Official PR follows:

An old-school Marvel team is about to go on an all-new adventure!

On September 12, writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan present JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: THE BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1! As World War II ends, Sergeant Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos go on mission that will haunt them for years to come. Reunite with this classic Marvel squad as the mystery behind the origins of Krakoa finally come to light in this special one-shot.

“Krakoa is a classic X-Men fixture—from its first appearance in GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 to revelations about its true nature in X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS decades later, ‘the Island that Walks Like a Man’ has fascinated generations of readers…but we’ve never known the story of how it came to be—until now! And you never know when or how Krakoa will come back to play a role in the journey of the X-Men, either,” explains series editor Annalise Bissa. “In this story, we fill in some of the history of Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos as well. Their story drops off late in WWII and we don’t see the Howlies again until they’re reunited during the Korean War, after several years of civilian life. So…what did they do at the end of the War? And how does it intersect with the atomic origins of Krakoa? If you want to know, this is the story for you!”


  1. I hope they go for and achieve a war comic vibe on this. A Pacific island at the end of WW2 is inherently interesting to me, and bringing back an old-school Nick Fury story is solid. One-shot, possibly testing several waters? (ohh, unintended pun about atomic testing in Pacific

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