Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

Today sees the publication of a bunch of big mutant Marvel comic books,  Immortal X-Men #3, X-Men #12, New Mutants #23 and Marvel's Voices: Pride 2022, all looking towards the future of X-Men and the mutant race on Krakoa. It began with Chris Claremont and John Byrne's Days Of Future Past. The idea in the X-Men that the future could visit the present to change their past. With a future destiny for the X-Men that they could avoid, but always dragging them back. House Of X was the big attempt to change that and one, it seems, that was successful, until the machines from the future mutant paradise sent themselves back to try and restore the original plan. But now that Destiny is back from the dead, we get a chance to look further into the new future, from her perspective.

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Immortal X-Men #3

We have AXE: Judgement Day coming fighting Eternals, we have a team of Mister Sinister-formed X-Men, Magneto monuments, Exodus looking down on a crowd, and Ilyanna in hell, in  her demnic form with her sword restored. As well as a map of the future, or futures  to come. This is a Krakoan X-Men comic book, we all love a map.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)
Immortal X-Men #3

Nimrod Extinction Event? A New Krakoa? Cassandra Supernova? The Storm System? A Sixth Avengers Vs X-Men?  And apparently a final season for The Expanse is in out future, Basically, this is a cosmic version of Bingo. Get your pens out, eyes down for a full House of X. But there are more futures to see, such as when where Exodus is Phoenix, dealing with Mister Sinister.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

And with Mister Sinister's death, the revelation of his big plan.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

As revealed in issue , Mister Sinister has cloned Mora Mactaggert Sinister clones to reset the timeline when he needs it, and transfer future information to the present day. And now Destiny knows.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

While in New Mutants #23 the team get to see the future of one of their members, or at least one of those futures. Old Woman Illyana.

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With Warlock as her "soulsword". And a look to her future where the techno organic virus has infected the demons of Hell. And that Krakoa fell. A fall of the mutants? We'll come back to that.

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Is this what might lead to the New Krakoa mentioned in the timeline plot? Marvel's Voices Pride 2022  also looks to the future. With Emma Frost trying to recruit trans supervillain Sheila Sexton, otherwise known as Escapade, to Krakoa.

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But even super villains have standards. So a little more direction intervention from Destiny is needed.

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Giving Escapade a future vision of her own shape/space-shifting powers leading to the death of her boyfriend, life partner and partner in crime, Morgan.

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And Escapade's future will be tied up with the New Mutants in New Mutants #31 to be published in October 2022.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

While Destony has to deal with what she knows about Sinister without revealing her cards.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)

But of course, this is only one Sinister. The Sinister who was Dr Stasis is a Sinister who never made himself into a mutant, working with Orchis to secure a machine future rather than a mutant one. And, as we have had an Inferno, so we have another X-Men event comic book to revive.

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men & Fall Of The Mutants (Spoilers)
X-Men #12

Fall Of The Mutants. His friend has to be Moira Mactaggert wearing the skin of Mary Jane Watson, as seen on Free Comic Book Day. And Hellfire Gala to come. Oh and as for that future vision Destiny had for Illyana?

Mapping Out The Future Of The X-Men At Marvel Comics (Spoilers)

That also happens today…

IMMORTAL X-MEN #3
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(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Mark Brooks
THE DESTINY OF X! Over one hundred years ago, Irene Adler wrote twelve books.
A sequel is long overdue. RATED T+In Shops: Jun 22, 2022 SRP: $3.99

MARVEL'S VOICES PRIDE #1
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(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Nick Robles
Hot off a GLAAD Award nomination for 2021's anthology, MARVEL'S VOICES: PRIDE returns for a jam-packed celebration of LGBTQI+ characters and creators! New York Times-bestselling, multi-award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders introduces a new hero to the Marvel Universe – and it won't be the last you see of them. Get in on the ground floor here! IRON MAN scribe and lauded TV showrunner Christopher Cantwell takes on Moondragon's complex legacy for a heart-bending story across space and time. Shuster and Eisner-winning writer Andrew Wheeler makes his Marvel debut with the MU's real god of love – Hercules! Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus-award winner Alyssa Wong reunites the Young Avengers in a story guaranteed to please fans new and old! And that's just the first slice of the rainbow. MARVEL'S VOICES continues its groundbreaking anthology series with another swoon-worthy glimpse of the world outside your window! RATED T+In Shops: Jun 22, 2022 SRP: $9.99

NEW MUTANTS #26
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(W) Vita Ayala (A) Rod Reis, Jan Duursema (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
WHILE THE QUEEN IS AWAY, DEMONS WILL PLAY! A new queen has taken the throne of Limbo – Madelyne Pryor, A.K.A. the Goblin Queen! Meanwhile, separated from Limbo, Magik faces an enemy she thought she had banished long ago. RATED T+In Shops: Jun 22, 2022 SRP: $3.99

X-MEN #12
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(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
THE GRAND CLIMAX! On the eve of the Hellfire Gala, threats have closed in on the X-Men from all sides. The secret machinations of Doctor Stasis, the terror of Gameworld, even the threat of the X-Men's own secrets getting out…it's all led to this! RATED T+In Shops: Jun 22, 2022 SRP: $3.99

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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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