Colonel Callahan Reaches from One X-Men Comic to Another

New Mutants: Dead Souls #6 by Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham didn't so much end the series as stop in the middle of a story — Avengers: Infinity War style. Spoilers: you have a bunch of New Mutants infected by a semi-evil Warlock technovirus, a bunch of New Mutants teleported out, and a bunch of techno-New Mutants doppelgängers. Because, as we have pointed out, Marvel Comics is obsessed with characters having doppelgängers right now. And I don't just mean Multiple Man — another book Rosenberg is writing, as well as Astonishing X-Men and the upcoming Uncanny X-Men weekly series.

But is Matthew Rosenberg planning something to link all his books together?

So, yes, indeed in Astonishing X-Men #13 we meet Colonel Callahan, the man behind the Reavers' commissions…

Paying the mercenary cyborgs to get up to all sorts of naughtiness.

And collecting his fair share in mutant flesh — behind a troop of folk who tried to take down Dazzler.

He also gets a mention in that final issue of New Mutants: Dead Souls.

He's back again in this week's Astonishing X-Men

Could he have a greater role in Uncanny X-Men to come? Or maybe he'll get a doppelgänger?

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Greg Land
• After the events of last issue, Havok and his team are on the run from the law.
•  Plus, the Reavers' secret mission is revealed! Rated T+ In Shops: Sep 05, 2018 SRP: $3.99


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