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Published October 10, 2023

NYCC 2023: The Rise and Fall of the X-Men's Krakoa Age Revealed

Straight from the 'Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel' at New York Comic Con, learn about the series that will conclude the Krakoa era, including 'Fall of the House of X,' 'Rise of the Powers of X,' and 'Resurrection of Magneto.'

The beginning of the end of the X-Men’s revolutionary Krakoan Age was just revealed at the "Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel" at New York Comic Con!

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, X-MEN writer Gerry Duggan, and X-MEN RED writer Al Ewing shared shocking details about the pair of intertwined series that will close out mutantkind’s current era this January: FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X and RISE OF THE POWERS OF X, as well as one of the tie-in series spinning out of these events, RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO.

Also debuting at the panel was the startling X-MEN: FALL & RISE trailer, which gives fans a peek at never-before-seen artwork from these upcoming series. And it wouldn’t be a new chapter for mutantkind without a gorgeous promotional image from superstar artist Mark Brooks! In the spirit of his unforgettable art pieces drawn for Krakoan milestones like HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, X OF SWORDS, and DESTINY OF X, Brooks once again spotlights the current stars of the X-Men franchise as they brace themselves for what’s on the horizon!

In 2019, fans witnessed the dawn of the Krakoan Age in Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, two interconnected five-issue limited series that spanned mutant history and future. Now, the Krakoan Age ends in the same dramatic fashion in FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X and RISE OF THE POWERS OF X. Each delivering half of the story that will bring the Krakoan Age to its conclusion, the pair of series will feature the X-Men of today and the X-Men of tomorrow as they wage the final war against extinction across their entire existence! Evolution is inevitable. Extinction is optional!

X-MEN: FALL & RISE Promotional Artwork by Mark Brooks

The two series are fittingly crafted by some of the Krakoa’s defining architects, writer Gerry Duggan (X-MEN, MARAUDERS) and artist Lucas Werneck (IMMORTAL X-MEN) delivering FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X and writer Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN) and artist R.B. Silva (POWERS OF X) delivering RISE OF THE POWER OF X, plus covers by HOUSE OF X superstar artist Pepe Larraz

And mutantkind’s survival hinges on the return of their greatest leader and the X-Men’s former archenemy: Magneto! Following Magneto’s tragic death in last year’s A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY, Storm embarks on an epic quest to restore him to life in RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO. Spinning out of his masterful work on both characters in X-MEN RED, Al Ewing brings fans this heart-wrenching four-issue saga alongside artist Luciano Vecchio (X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA 2023, MARVEL’S VOICES: ICEMAN).

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1 cover by Pepe Larraz

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1 (OF 5)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by LUCAS WERNECK
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
On Sale 1/3

Krakoa has just begun to fight in FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X #1! Mutantkind has never had a greater fall. From the highs of Krakoa—their own glorious nation, a place where they were safe and happy—to the lowest of lows. Outlawed, hunted, killed, most of their kind missing or dead, and now, one their greatest leaders, Cyclops, is on trial facing a death penalty. Ready or not, the time has come for the X-Men to make their final stand against the forces that have struck them low. The day is now. The place is here. The tale of the house Xavier built will long be told…and few will forget this darkest chapter.

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1 cover by R.B. Silva

RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1 (OF 5)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art and Cover by R.B. SILVA
On Sale 1/10

And the fight for Krakoa has been lost in RISE OF THE POWERS OF X #1! Ten years ago, the mutants returned from their exile to try and reclaim the Earth from the forces of Orchis. They failed.  Now, within the victorious Orchis with their gauntlet choking the world, Nimrod and Omega Sentinel put their plan within a plan into action. They are to summon their binary god to consume everything in their accession. All that stands between them is the X-Men. What can they do? They're the X-Men. They'll find a way. That's their power. So begins a story beyond time and space, with the rise of powers beyond our petty human intelligence.

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1 cover by Stefano Caselli

RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1 (OF 4)
Written by AL EWING
Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
On Sale 1/24

It's a tale of Lifedeath in RESURRECTION OF MAGNETO #1! On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit—but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm—as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan Age looms—to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X…but after all he did, and all that was done to him, can Magneto bear to return?

"When we killed Magneto, there was a plan," Ewing explained. "This isn’t going to be a golden egg, easy path to resurrection. This is the hard road."

Check out the covers now and stay tuned in the weeks ahead for more X-Men news, including more series announcements.

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