A Shocking Murder Leads To ‘X-Men: The Trial Of Magneto’ This August

by Tony Thornley

After the teaser revealed over the weekend, Marvel has revealed more information about the next big X-Men event. And it all begins with a shocking murder at the Hellfire Gala.

From Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck, X-Men: The Trial of Magneto spins out of the Hellfire Gala. When a shocking crime happens at mutantkind’s big night, the aftermath will divide the new nation. The thriller will threaten the Reign of X, and ensure the entire fate of Krakoa is in the balance.

Cover By Valerio Schiti

Be sure to pick up X-Factor #10, the Gala-centered issue of the series, as well as the conclusion of this volume. The issue sets up the event, both for the characters of the team who will be at the center of the story, as well as the shocking crime itself.

“When has Magneto ever allowed bureaucracy to get between himself and what’s just?” Williams teased. “In the island paradise of Krakoa, safe haven and home for mutants–Magneto’s hard-fought, greatest desire of seeing his people at peace and thriving has finally been achieved. But Magneto’s loyalty extends only as far as it is first earned, so after the Hellfire Gala, when he learns that even a paradise could still be filled with lies…the Trial of Magneto will begin.”

“I am so looking forward to working with Leah, especially with this project,” Werneck said. “Leah has incredible sensitivity in her writing and is able to craft stories that are layered and mysterious and fun for readers so I think she is perfect to write this story. Participating in the Hellfire Gala and now being invited to be part of this project is really a dream.”

One interesting thing to note in this announcement- though Magneto is the one on trial, not once does anyone say that he’s the perpetrator. Does Magneto take the fall for a close friend or ally? Does he make a sacrifice for his family? Or could he even be framed for the crime? I guess we’ll found out in June during the Hellfire Gala.

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1 hits stands August 18th. Until then, watch for more news on the series and all the happenings of Marvel’s X-Men line!

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