Control, Cerebro Helmets & Cloning in Today's X-Men Comics (Spoilers)

X-Men: Inferno #1, by Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti published today, is all about control. We've already seen how that includes rewriting and redrawing previous scenes from previous comics. But also how when people try and take control by force, push down from above, all sorts of things seep out the sides that might not have been intended. It's how Bleeding Cool benefits from comic book companies behaving dictatorially to their employees and why we always get more leaks from DC in recent years than from Marvel. And the X-Men are a similar model of this kind of behaviour.

What Does X-Men Prejudice Against Clones Mean? (Hellions #4 Spoilers)
No more clones in Hellions #4

In Hellions, we discovered that using The Five to resurrect dead clones or duplicates was a big no-no, after the death of Madelyne Pryor, Cyclops' first wife and mother of Cable.

Cable Setting Up An Early Inferno?
Okay, clones are back in Cable

 

But for reasons, it didn't apply to Old Man Cable, even though Teen Cable was still around. The Quiet Council voted in favour, even as they rejected Madelyne Pryor and Evan.

X-Force and New Mutants
No more clones in New Mutants

Gabby in New Mutants, Honey Badger, noticed. And then, during the Hellfire Gala, died in mysterious circumstances, even if everyone else was focussed on Scarlet Witch.

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A dead clone in New Mutants

After all, the most recent New Mutants #21 showed there were ways to avoid the usual duplicate rules. But getting The Five on board…

Control, Cerebro & Cloning in the X-Men Comics
The Five petition in regard to reviving clones in New Mutants #21

…and grabbing a Cerebro helmet to resurrect the mind as well as the body.

Control, Cerebro & Cloning in the X-Men Comics
Ignoring clone rules in New Mutants #21

While Sinister is doing a fine line in chimera cloning as well… look for why he might have an interest in Tarn The Uncaring in today's SWORD #8.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)
Making a chimera with Tarn The Uncaring in Hellions #15

So in Inferno #1, we see Moira Mactaggert's plans to not resurrect Destiny, the one who can see the future and who burned her alive just to make a point in a previous life. And what needs to be done to prevent that.

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
Inferno #1

Seizing the means of resurrection. Such as removing Mister Sinister's genetic bank records of Destiny's DNA.

 

Control, Cerebro Helmets & Cloning in Today's X-Men Comics (Spoilers)
Inferno #1

Like he won't have kept copies. This is Mister Sinister after all.

Control, Cerebro & Cloning in the X-Men Comics
Inferno #1

SN3. Yes, it is weird that I can sight-read Krakoan now. Then there's control of the Cerebro helmets and cradles. As we have seen in New Mutants, that and The Five are basically all you need to evade resurrection protocols.

X-Men: Inferno #1
X-Men: Inferno #1

Of course, as today's Wolverine shows, the events of New Mutants weren't a one-off.

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
Wolverine #16

As Wolverine comes to terms with Solem of Arakko, who had quite a thing for the French. Which as a Brit I can tell you is always a red flag. We've mostly been at war with them for the past thousand years for a reason. As Wolverine goes hunting for Solem on Krakoa, courtesy of Black Tom.

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
Wolverine #16

Hidden parts to Krakoa – such as Moira's No-Place…

X-Men: Inferno #1
Wolverine #16

… also seen in Inferno #1.

X-Men: Inferno #1
X-Men: Inferno #1

…where we also learn there may be issues with Black Tom right now.

X-Men: Inferno #1
X-Men: Inferno #1

And Solem's has his own version of the No-Place, surrounded by his sexual acolytes.

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
Wolverine #16

Considering that Wolverine's own harem includes Jean Grey and Scott Summers – with possible spinoff attention from Emma Frost – it's not like Logan can judge. And he also clearly has other options with Solem.

Taking Control In Krakoan X-Men Comics This Week (Spoilers)
Wolverine #16

And so Solem has already taken control of one of those Cerebro helmets that Moira Mactaggert is so desperate to lock down. The more you press from above…

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
Wolverine #16

…the more everything seeps out the sides. And as we know, Orchis is always waiting as the Big Bad behind everything. They are behind Mystique, and it turns out also funding The Hordeculture, and receiving intel too.

X-Men: Inferno #1
X-Men: Inferno #1

Sometimes you just have to try and find a place to relax…

Rewriting Moira MacTaggert's Third Life In Inferno #1 (Spoilers)
X-Men Unlimited #5

Doug Ramsey is always living his best life. He's just lost in translation…

Control, Cerebro Helmets & Cloning in Today's X-Men Comics (Spoilers)
X-Men: Inferno #1

INFERNO #1 (OF 4) VEGA VAR
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Oscar Vega
THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN'S X-MEN BEGINS HERE!
"There will be an island-not the first, but the last…" 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. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a head, joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with VALERIO SCHITI… as one woman follows through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground. Rated T+ In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $5.99

WOLVERINE #16
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert
THE SOLEM TRUTH!
The game is nearly over… but when SOLEM is involved, that's just an excuse to change the rules. Did you figure out the mystery before WOLVERINE? Parental Advisory In Shops: Sep 29, 2021 SRP: $3.99

X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #5
Published: September 27, 2021
Creators Gerry Duggan and Emilio Laiso kick off a new arc in this anthology series straight from the island of Krakoa! Nature Girl witnesses an injustice and the human world will pay. The first part of "X-Men: Green."

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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