House Of X: Previewing This Week’s ‘X-Men’ Titles
by Olly MacNamee
Another busy week for the citizens of Krakoa and Arrako with five titles out this Wednesday 3rd August. But then, they are ina three way war with the Avengers and the Eternals in the current Judgment Day crossover, right? They’ve got a lot on their hands.
Check out all the previews below:
X-Men: Red #5
Written by: Al Ewing
Art by: Stefano Caselli, Federico Blee
“EXCESS DEVIATION! No one who is not an Omega-level mutant has ever taken one of the nine seats of the Great Ring. Together, they are the greatest power Arakko has ever known—and it’s nine against one. So, if the nine are losing…what does that say about the one? Judgment Day has come to the Red Planet—and it’s Arakko’s greatest test since X OF SWORDS!
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY TIE-IN”
Writer: Chris Claremont
Art by: Sid Kotian, Espen Grundetjern
“GAMBIT AND ‘RO – ON THE LAM AND OFF THE RAILS!
‘RO is the mutant X-Man Storm, reverted to childhood and trying to retain use of her powers while fighting to find her memories. GAMBIT is the free spirit Remy LeBeau, not yet an X-Man and making his way up and down the Mississippi. What do they have in common? They’re mutants, they’re thieves, and they’re having a blast! But their side mission to escape the SHADOW KING goes off the rails when sudden disaster strikes, and the duo find themselves in the midst of local trouble with ‘Ro’s life – and very essence – in the balance. Can Gambit find the heroic path before it’s too late? Featuring old favorites as well as new friends and enemies!”
Legion of X #4
Written by: Simon Spurrier
Art by: Jan Bazaldua, Federico Blee
“A PACT WITH A GOD IS A BARGAIN WITH ONE’S SOUL! The Skinjacker is once again out on the loose, body-jumping at an astounding pace and bringing the inhabitants of Krakoa to their breaking point. As the pressure to hunt down Switch and the Arakkii fugitive god reaches an all-time high, Nightcrawler and Zsen make discoveries about the case and themselves that could change the course of the investigation in unforeseeable ways.”
X-Men ’92: House of XCII #3
Written by: Steve Foxe
Art by: Salvador Espin
“XCII OF SWORDS! Raise your swords! When Apocalypse learns the fate of Krakoa’s ancient sister-island of Arakko, it’s up to the X-Men to take up arms and save it from the warlord of Polemachus, Arkon the Magnificent! Everyone’s favorite X-team of the ’90s gets caught up in a realm of blades and magic in this sprawling one-issue crossover!”
Immortal X-Men #3
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Michele Bandini, David Curiel
“THE BOOK OF EXODUS! Bennet du Paris was born in the 12th century. Exodus marched forth with a sword in his hand and a shield in his heart to protect what he believes. It’s now the 21st century. What’s changed? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And the Eternals who dared attack Krakoa are going to discover what that means.
A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY TIE-IN”