After a cryptic teaser last week, today Marvel has officially announced the details for Inferno, a four-issue series from writer and architect of the current X-era Jonathan Hickman that serves as a follow-up to the House of X/Powers of X storyline that launched this bold new phase of the X-Men franchise. Inferno will, as speculated last week, pick up on Mystique’s promise to “burn [Krakoa] to the ground” following Magneto and Xavier’s refusal once again to resurrect her wife, the precog Destiny.
Joining Hickman is an incredible lineup of artists including current S.W.O.R.D. series illustrator Valerio Schiti, Powers of X artist R.B Silva, and Stefano Caselli.
Check out the Inferno teaser drawn by Mark Brooks, an homage to his original 2019 House of X/Powers of X teaser, as well as the full text of the announcement below, and look for Inferno #1 to arrive in September.
“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!
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 above, and be there in September when the biggest secrets of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run burn away in INFERNO #1.