Which One's Wolverine? Krakoan X-Men Comics Today (Spoilers)

This is weird. There are as many original X-Men comic books launched this week on Marvel Unlimited as there are published in print. And the print titles aren't that traditional either, an X-Men mini-series launch and two event tie ins. We have X Lives Of Wolverine #1, Black Knight/X-Men: The Death Of Doctor Strange #1 and Devil's Reign: X-Men #1. As Bleeding Cool scooped, X Lives Of Wolverine #1 is also released day-and-date on Marvel Unlimited and the Life Of Wolverine #1 comic looking at the history of Wolverine, as well as X-Men Infinity Unlimited with Juggernaut and Deadpool fighting the Ultra-Humanite on the island of Krakoa. But which X-Men are we talking about? Taskmaster does his best impression of internet comment forums in Devil's Reign: X-Men.Marvel Comics

And while Laura Kinney is also Wolverine in Black Knight/X-Men: The Death Of Doctor Strange, Cyclops is fighting in the field in London…

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In Devil's Reign however, Cyclops is still in hiding, the world believing he is dead (we'll have to wait till the next issue of X-Men to find out why) and the resurrection protocols are not public. So he's back in the Captain Krakoa gear.

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They have gone through a bit of a transformation for The Death Of Doctor Strange.

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Blimey, Jean Grey's let herself go, though good to see the costume still fits. And I don't think Cyclops would have any worries about being recognised out in public.

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And the new Black Knight shows off her own back issue collection.

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Let's fact-check that shall we?

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Yes, that stacks up. While Emma Frost battles Kingpin through higher powers…

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While Logan's classic Wolverine goes to sleep, perchance to dream in the Life Of Wolverine digital comic, to relive his life…

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Krakoa itself is under a much more insidious attack in X-Men Infinity.

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And while Deadpool makes a point to Juggernaut about whether they'll even be allowed on the island of Krakoa…

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We would like to point out that they let Omega Red, Apocalypse, Mr Sinister and, well, Hank McCoy on. And look what Omega Red is up to now.

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And while the whole of the island of Krakoa is put to sleep…

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Oh and no, it's not a Sandman crossover…

Which One's Wolverine? Krakoan X-Men Titles Today (Spoilers)

Wolverine is having his very own "special sleep".

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Travelling through his past to stop Omega Red changing it. Or changing it much. And making sure the important things still happen…

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As well as setting up the return of Cassandra Nova…

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This Tenth Timeline of Mora Mactaggert is going to need a lot of pruning to keep it Sacred…

DEATH DOCTOR STRANGE X-MEN BLACK KNIGHT #1
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(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Cory Smith
LONDON'S BURNING! THE BLACK KNIGHTS RIDE AGAIN!
All manner of vile extradimensional foes invade Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange's magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, A.K.A. the BLACK KNIGHT, receives a terrible vision from the EBON SIEGE while Jacks, now sharing the burden of the EBONY BLADE with her father, rides off to confront a terrible evil attacking London-the X-MEN?! Krakoa's greatest heroes have been transformed-but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain-bearer of the mighty sword EXCALIBUR-must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!n RATED T+In Shops: Jan 19, 2022 SRP: $4.99

DEVILS REIGN X-MEN #1 (OF 3)
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(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
THE QUEEN'S REIGN! Emma Frost has many skeletons in her closet, but only one of them is currently Mayor of New York City. The truth about the White Queen's secret past with the Kingpin of Crime comes to light. As Wilson Fisk makes his play, will his old ally Emma Frost stand in his way? Or protect the secrets they share? RATED T+In Shops: Jan 19, 2022 SRP: $3.99

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1
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(W) Benjamin Percy (A) Joshua Cassado
THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE STORY OF ALL TIME BEGINS HERE! Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine's saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine's history and future yet to come! Parental Advisory In Shops: Jan 19, 2022 SRP: $5.99

Life of Wolverine Infinity Comic (2022) #1
Published: January 20, 2022
Jim Zub and Ramon Bachs
Jean Grey scans Wolverine's mind, bringing us along with her through the long life of the mutant known as Logan, James Howlett, Weapon X, Wolverine and more! For the first time ever, explore the history of Wolverine in chronological order!

X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #18
Fabian Nicieza and Matthew Horak
Published: January 17, 2022
"Paradise Lost" continues! Deadpool has lost his head. Juggernaut has lost his armor. And the Warden is about to pay. Long live the Unstoppables!

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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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