The X-Men’s Secret History
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We are in X⁰—The X-Men: Year One. Charles Xavier, a man with a “thinly disguised god complex”, sits on a park bench at a county fair. Present are families, fortune-tellers, and “freaks”—strongmen and clowns who show off their unique gifts as easy commodities.
A young woman, Moira MacTaggert, sits beside Xavier, exchanges pleasantries. She delivers her own fortune to a perfect stranger, a prophecy of a clouded future. She speaks of The Magician. The Tower. The Devil.
We are in X¹—The X-Men: Year Ten. In present day, the shapeshifting Mystique has arrived via Gateway back to the mutants’ stronghold on Krakoa, (see: HOUSE OF X #1). She comes with stolen data at the request of Charles Xavier and Magneto, the founders of this new, mutant nation. This data is humanity’s unwitting gift.
We are in X²—The X-Men: Year One Hundred. The mutant Percival breathes his last words in the Northern Territory of “the Nexus”, a mainframe temple of the monolithic Nimrod. The Nexus, now a battleground of smoke and dead machines.
“There was a dream. Our dreams are the same. While you slept, the world changed.”
Rasputin and Cardinal, The Magician and The Devil, escape Percival’s fate. Fellow renegade Cylobel fares far worse. The final strain of a breeding program, Cylobel’s unique genes spare her, but land her in The Tower.
We are in X³—The X-Men: Year One Thousand. The Librarian grasps at straws to preserve a dying race.
The Archive of Nimrod the Greater bears few answers and little hope. The Mutant Library has been reduced to a living database of collective consciousness—so many physical bodies have perished in futile war.
See all of this week’s Marvel Unlimited titles here, including our handful of Throwback Thursday arrivals, hitting the library February, 6.
NEW ON 2/3
- AVENGERS #22
- BLACK PANTHER #14
- CAPTAIN AMERICA #12
- DEATH'S HEAD #1 MAJOR DEBUT!
- FANTASTIC FOUR #12
- FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #9
- MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #7
- MARVEL TEAM-UP #4
- POWERS OF X #1 MAJOR DEBUT!
- RUNAWAYS #23
- SECRET WARPS: IRON HAMMER ANNUAL #1
- STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE SPECIAL #1
- STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #4
- THANOS #4
- VENOM ANNUAL #1
- MENACE (1953) #1
- MENACE (1953) #2
- MENACE (1953) #3
- MENACE (1953) #4
- MENACE (1953) #5
- MENACE (1953) #6
- MENACE (1953) #7
- MENACE (1953) #8
- MENACE (1953) #9
- MENACE (1953) #10
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