X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS

What We Do In The Shadows featured the dead vampires meeting up with their own ghosts. Their own souls, trapped with unfinished business, and totally separate from their lives as a vampire. It reminded me of Paul Rainey's Ghost Zombie strip  which has the ghost of someone rooming with their own zombie. With hilarious consequences.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Ghost Zombie by Paul B Rainey

Today's X-Men: Empyre #4 manages a similar feat. With new character find Explodey Boy, who died during the Genoshan massacre and then revived by Krakoa and The Five, being sent on a mission to meet the zombie version of himself, revived by a very naughty Scarlet Witch.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from X-Men: Empyre #4

And while the reunion is brief, it does suggest that this is the kind of thing that is going to happen more and more, when a Missing-Presumed-Dead nturns outr not to be dead. The Xbooks have just gone through a story that was all about confirming the death of Aurora so she can be revived, but at some point, that verification process is going to be bypassed…

Cable #3 sees another way to revive the dead, with Teen Cable (or Bable) visiting his own future corpse to recycle his own time machine, which will one day be embedded in his own cyborg arm.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from Cable #3.

That was in 1992, Deadpool. We also get the first confirmed return of The Externals with a flashback with Apocalypse going back a few hundred years.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from Excalibur #11.

And a confirmation in Excalibur #11 of the way to kill an External and steal their power with a certain sword to the heart.

Krakoan Nights

X Of Swords here we come.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from Excalibur #11.

But they also have ways to reverse that and bring Externals back from the dead – no Krakoan Five necessary.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from Excalibur #11.

While the Mutant Therapy Group of Wolverine #4 has their own solution to keeping mutants from healing, or from being brought back from the dead…

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Art from Wolverine #4.

Remember the mention of vampires and Dracula using Wolverine's blood to daywalk in Wolverine #1? There are other ways to bring back the undead, and Krakoa seems to be involved with them all rigfht now.

Wolverine #4, Excalibur #11, Cable #3 and X-Men: Empyre #4 are published today. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

X-Men On The Problems Of Bringing People Back From The Dead SPOILERS
Logo from Piranha Comics.

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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