The Eternals Unleash A Secret Weapon On The X-Men In ‘AXE: Judgment Day’

by Tony Thornley

The X-Men and Eternals are drawing closer and closer to one of the biggest conflicts in Marvel history. And now it’s becoming clearer that the Eternals have a secret weapon that’s even more terrifying than Thanos himself.

Coming from Marvel masters Kieron Gillen, Valerio Schiti, and Marte Gracia, AXE: Judgment Day continues to take shape before it hits shelves on July 20th. One of the elements previously unseen was some of the Eternals’ forces that will face mutantkind.

From Marvel’s press release: The Eternals’ plan for mutant annihilation will include unleashing the most brutal members of their species starting with Uranos The Undying! Imprisoned for millions of years, the grand-uncle of Thanos will be instrumental in the conflict, leading the attack against the new mutant planet of Arakko.

And Uranos won’t be the only new Eternal threat that the X-Men will have to face. Head to now for the reveal of The Hex, mega-powerful Eternals that have awakened from a millennia-long slumber to stomp out mutantkind. 

 “The Eternals are the aggressors here,” Gillen explained to Popverse in a recent interview. “This is the Eternals about to go to war. You get to see the prime Eternals building their armories, working out how they’re going to kill people, various plans and kidnappings, and the good Eternals perhaps being a bit more lost. It’s preparation for war. That’s what it is. I think that’s the best way of describing it, as well as being also a really good restatement of what’s going on in the Eternals. Because if you haven’t read issues one to 12, this is like, ‘OK, I don’t know anything about Eternals. I don’t know, why would [they] be going to war? Who are they even?’ It’s that as well. This is the preparation of the war happening and everything you need to know going in.”

AXE: Judgment Day #1 hits stores on July 20th.

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