Marvel (And Kieron Gillen) Give Us A Naked Iron Man For Judgment Day

So Kieron Gillen is writing three additional A.X.E. Judgment Day one-shots for Marvel Comics for October, one each for the Avengers, the X-Men and the Eternals, and to help set up the finale of the series which clearly hadn't been sufficiently set up previously. And charging you anywhere between $15 and $21 depending on what price they drop on these things. And also, it seems giving us a naked Tony Stark. Look, that's what it says below. "A.X.E.: AVENGERS #1 will strip Iron Man of his armor like never before" As well as having Jean Grey examine herself. I don't write this stuff, Marvel Comics – and Kieron Gillen – does. I'm just sitting here, hungover, trying to make it through the night.

Marvel (And Kieron Gillen) Give Us A Naked Iron Man For Judgment Day

NEW A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY ONE-SHOTS DELIVER THREE CHARACTER-FOCUSED STORIES KEY TO THE EVENT'S ENDGAME!
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY writer Kieron Gillen will write three tie-in one-shots that explore the judgments of three central characters and set up the event's cataclysmic finale

Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti's A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY engulfs the Marvel Universe starting next month! Building off of recent events in AVENGERS, X-MEN, and ETERNALS, this latest Marvel Comics crossover event begins when the Eternals target mutantkind and the Avengers find themselves struggling to prevent an apocalyptic war between two of the strongest factions on the planet. A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY will be a six-issue epic that will tie-in to various ongoing series and launch new limited series and one-shots, including three written by Gillen himself that will bridge the gap between the penultimate and final issue. Teaming up with a superstar trio of artists, Federico Vicentini, Francesco Mobili, and Pasqual Ferry, Gillen will focus on a key character from each of the three involved factions in A.X.E.: AVENGERS, A.X.E.: X-MEN, and A.X.E.: ETERNALS. These essential issues will spotlight Iron Man, Jean Grey, and Ajak as they embark on a vital and complex mission to penetrate the Progenitor Celestial and shut it down, facing their ultimate judgment every step of the way.

· A.X.E.: AVENGERS #1 will strip Iron Man of his armor like never before. He's spent his life building suits to protect him but now Tony Stark has to enter a suit of armor that could kill us all. Can he survive? Can anyone?

· A.X.E.: X-MEN #1 will examine Jean Grey's intricate relationship with the Phoenix Force, burning away the mystery behind their connection once and for all. It wasn't her. It wasn't her. It wasn't her. It wasn't her. It wasn't her. Yet: "I am fire and life incarnate! Now and forever" Which part of "Now and Forever" is confusing to you? As one world burns, can Jean Grey justify her existence after burning another?

· A.X.E.: ETERNALS #1 will tackle Ajak's past decisions regarding the Celestials and how she plans to lead the Eternals through this latest challenge. Ajak has come a long way. She's met her maker. Hell, she's made her maker. Now can she – or anyone – survive her maker?

"I wanted Judgment Day to be a huge scale event book, but also really be absolutely about the people in it – that's Marvel comics to me," Gillen said. "When we say SUPERHUMAN we mean both SUPER and HUMAN. These specials really drill down on that, giving a deep-dive personal horrorshow for the three sides in the crossover, centered on one of their main players – Tony Stark, Jean Grey and Ajak. With their history, can they really justify themselves? Let's find out, in this dungeon-delve-as-psychogeography hell trip. Also, all three have AMAZING ART."

A.X.E.: AVENGERS #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Connecting Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
On Sale October

A.X.E.: X-MEN #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by FRANCESCO MOBILI
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Connecting Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

A.X.E.: ETERNALS #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by PASQUAL FERRY
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Connecting Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

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