The X-citing X-Men news continues with the announcement of Realm of X, a new series that sees “a small band of mutantkind’s fiercest warriors are sent on a mystical mission across the Ten Realms.”
From writer Torunn Grønbekk and artist Diógenes Neves, with a first issue cover by Stephanie Hans, the series finds Magik, former Valkyrie Dani Moonstar, Marrow, Dust, Curse, and Typhoid Mary on a mystical mission.
Since 2019’s revolutionary HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series, mutantkind has experienced unparalleled growth and prosperity on the island nation Krakoa – but can it really last forever? Following July’s X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1, mutantkind will enter a thrilling new era of uncertainty, danger, and mystery known as FALL OF X! This new age won’t be limited to Earth as a small band of mutantkind’s fiercest warriors are sent on a mystical mission across the Ten Realms in REALM OF X!
Written by Torunn Grønbekk (Thor, The Mighty Valkries) and drawn by Diógenes Neves (The Darkhold: Spider-Man), REALM OF X will continue the Krakoan Era’s fascinating exploration of mutant magic as a ragtag group of mutants become players in a mystical war orchestrated by a familiar adversary. This mysterious mastermind wants to manipulate mutantkind just as they’re at their lowest—but they’ve messed with the wrong ones! Can Magik, former Valkyrie Dani Moonstar, Marrow, Dust, Curse, and Typhoid Mary overcome their differences and rise as legendary heroes of the Ten Realms? Or will their mere presence escalate the conflict and warp mutantkind’s destiny forever?
Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year’s Hellfire Gala, an unlikely group of mutants find themselves stranded in…Vanaheim? And whats even more confusing, the locals seem to believe that they hold the key to fulfilling a prophecy that can either raise the realm to riches – or cause it to fall to ruin. With Magik’s powers malfunctioning and a mysterious figure amassing power on the outskirts of the realm, these X-Men are going to going to have to band together if they want to stay alive long enough to find their way home!
Grønbekk, who is no stranger to writing Norse mythlogy for Marvel, expressed great excitement:
“Writing REALM OF X is an unparalleled joy. We are bringing together an amazing cast of incredibly powerful but exceptionally different characters and throwing them into a situation for which they are wholly unprepared. Vanaheim is deceptively familiar but far from everything, and the only thing our cast has in common is that this realm is not in anyone’s comfort zone. Not only will our mutants have to deal with civil war, ancient prophecies, lost powers, and inconvenient love (arguably the best kind!), but they’ll also have to contend with each other, Mary’s temper, and one lost teenager.”
Look for Realm of X #1 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, August 23rd.