Marvel has shed more light on the ‘Fall of X,’ announcing further details today at Megacon Orlando. The panel featured Senior Editor Jordan D. White, Gerry Duggan (X-Men, Invincible Iron Man), Benjamin Percy (X-Force, Wolverine), and Joshua Cassara (X-Force, X-Men). Though I wasn’t there, Marvel sent over some details and an intense new promo for this Fall of X, which featured a smorgasbord of unannounced titles (and hey that looks like Rasputin IV in the top right corner…).
The Fall of X officially begins in X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1, a massive one-shot from Duggan, with art from Kris Anka, Joshua Cassara, Russell Dauterman, Adam Kubert, Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and Luciano Vecchio. The fallout from this issue will lead directly into Duggan’s work on X-Men, which will a new team member, as chosen in the 2023 X-Vote, along with the addition Kate Pryde, who will assume the codename of Shadowkat once more (though with an added K). Stefano Caselli will be the artist for X-Men #25 (out August 2nd), which features the new design for Shadowkat by Peach Momoko.
Duggan will also be returning to Uncanny Avengers (a title he piloted from 2015-2017), launching a new #1 on August 16th with Javier Garrón. The team will be comprised of Captain America, Rogue, Deadpool, Quicksilver, Psylocke, and Penance, focusing on their mission to stop the murderous new Captain Krakoa, who looks to foster global chaos.
Duggan, ever profific, is also the current writer of Invincible Iron Man, and is tying the series into the Fall of X throughout the course of the event, along with artist Juan Frigeri. Issue #9, out August 23rd, will show off Tony Stark’s new stealth armor, as Tony attempts allies with Emma Frost and mutantdom against Stark Sentinels designed by Stark Unlimited owner Feilong.
Percy is also making moves in the world of X, launching a fresh era of X-Force with Colossus as the new team leader. Robert Gill will continue as the artist through issue #43 (out August 23rd), and will be joined by Daniel Acuña on covers.
The final announcement of the panel was the reveal of Ryan Stegman‘s cover for Wolverine #36 (out August 30th), the third of four parts in a crossover between Percy’s Wolverine and Ghost Rider runs. The story, titled Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance, spins out of the ‘Fall of X,’ and follows Wolverine and Ghost Rider as they hunt down a demonic serial killer murdering mutants. Geoff Shaw will be featured on art, beginning with August 9th’s Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance Alpha #1
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No new ideas. This is hilarious and sad. Fall of the Mutants was 1986, 87??? Thank goodness Marvel is being absorbed into Disney- perhaps they’ll start writing new things and stop recycling old ones!
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