Published October 16, 2023

'Dead X-Men' Rise to Reverse Krakoa's Fall

This January, Steve Foxe teams up with an all-star lineup of artists in 'Dead X-Men,' a new limited series tied to the end of the X-Men's Krakoan era.

This past weekend at New York Comic Con, fans learned the full scope behind the end the X-Men’s hit Krakoan Era with the announcement of two interconnected series, FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X and RISE OF THE POWERS OF X!

It’s a mutant milestone that will take place across space and time, and this final battle for Krakoa’s future will also extend into all-new limited series, including Steve Foxe’s DEAD X-MEN this January! In this four-issue limited series, Foxe—currently exploring the twisted nature of mutantkind in DARK X-MEN—will team up with a host of acclaimed artists including Vincenzo Carratù, Bernard Chang, and Jonas Scharf.

The saga will revisit the key moments in realities’ past that paved the way to Krakoa as a team of fallen mutants are sent through history by Professor X on a desperate mission to reverse Krakoa’s fate! It’s an impossible quest that calls for an impossible team but who are the chosen heroes for this sacred mutant mission? Who are the DEAD X-MEN?!

Death was only the beginning! When the world turned against Krakoa, these five mutants lost their lives…but their mission as X-Men is just getting started. To preserve Xavier’s dream, they must accomplish the impossible—or die again trying!

Explaining the new series, Foxe said, "DEAD X-MEN is one of the most complex stories I’ve worked on at Marvel, but also one of purest: a small group of mutants who have to accomplish the impossible, which is the premise that made me fall in love with the X-Men in the first place."

"I’ve been working closely with Kieron [GiIlen] and Jordan [White] to make sure that the mission these unexpected X-Men undertake has real repercussions for the line—and the very existence of Krakoa as we know it," he teased. "I’m also stoked Marvel was up for the challenge of assembling such a big art team. There’s a reason you’ll see so many talented creators credited on the book, and I can’t wait for readers to discover the secret behind DEAD X-MEN."

DEAD X-MEN #1 cover by Pere Pérez

DEAD X-MEN #1 (OF 4)
Written by STEVE FOXE
On Sale 1/31

Check out Pere Pérez’s haunting cover for DEAD X-MEN #1 and stay tuned for more information on this mysterious X-Men saga, including the official reveal of the team, variant covers, and more!

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