The next chapter in the Marvel Comics universe has begun: A.X.E. is here! And on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1 will arrive. Written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Guiu Vilanova and colors by Dijjo Lima, you can get your first preview of this issue right here, today at The Beat!

A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1.

A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #3

Main cover for A.X.E.: Death of the Mutants #3.

In addition to providing a preview of A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1, The Beat is also excited to provide this exclusive first look at Simone Bianchi‘s variant cover for A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #3! This issue is scheduled to arrive at your Local Comic Shop on October 5th, 2022.

Death to the Mutants #3 variant cover
Bianchi’s variant cover for A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #3.

Issue 3 will also be written by Gillen with art by Vilanova, and it will feature a main cover by Esad Ribić. Here’s the description of that story from Marvel Comics:

It looks like the end of the world. The world is taking it personally. The Machine That Is Earth is having a very bad day.

Well… you can’t really fault the world for taking its end personally, now can you?

Arriving in August

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment #1 was released (you can read The Beat’s Rapid Review of that issue in this week’s Marvel Rundown). Plus, next Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, will see the arrival of A.X.E.: Judgment Day #1 at your LCS.

Will you be picking the issue up when it arrives at your LCS on August 17th? What do you think of the preview pages, included below this article? Did you pick up a copy of A.X.E.: Judgment Day #1 on Wednesday, and if so, what did you think?

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