Judgment Day Comes To The Marvel Universe In June And July
by Tony Thornley
Judgment for mutantkind has been on the horizon, and now it’s here. This June and July Judgment Day begins in earnest, and it may spell doom for Krakoa.
It all begins in Eve of Judgment, a special one-shot from Kieron Gillen and Pasqual Ferry. The special story will feature the first shots in the potentially apocalyptic conflict to come. The issue will be available in June.
Then the event begins in earnest with Judgment Day #1 in July from Gillen and Valero Schiti. When the Eternals learn that mutantkind may be an offshoot of Deviants, it ignites a war unlike any the Marvel Universe has ever seen. Only the Avengers stand between the Eternals and the X-Men.
“There’s a classic metaphor to describe the Marvel Universe – a toybox, which creators take toys out of, play with and put back. I get it, but it’s never quite how I’ve seen it – I think ‘play’ in another way. I think of a music shop, with all these instruments with their different qualities suggesting different songs, different stories,” Gillen explained. “For all the Marvel instruments I’ve played, I’ve never written an event. Writing an event is something different. It’s not like playing an instrument. It’s having all the instruments in the Marvel music shop. That’s not like writing a song. That’s like writing a symphony. I looked at everything in Eternals and Immortal X-Men and everything else all the X and Avengers writers have done and thought… yeah, this is an event. In fact, an event is the only way to do justice to this.”
Check out a trailer for the event, as well as the cover to the first issue from superstar Mark Brooks. Watch for more news about Judgment Day as it comes!