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See how a world controlled by Mister Sinister influences Storm, Captain America, and more in the Sins of Sinister designs!

What happens when the most twisted mastermind in the Marvel Universe finally achieves his greatest ambition? Find out this January in Sins of Sinister!

The upcoming X-MEN saga will purge readers into a terrifying new Marvel age brought about by Mister Sinister’s recent machinations and today, fans can see what’s to become of their favorite characters in this universe-melting X-event! Unfolding in three limited series—Immoral X-Men, Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants, and Nightcrawlers—the story will be told across three time periods. Artists Paco Medina, Andrea Di Vito, and Alessandro Vitti will each tackle a different era taking us 10 years, 100 years, and 1000 years into this dark future!

Among the YEAR 10 designs are Storm as she adopts Magneto’s signature style to defend what’s left of Arakko from Sinister’s reach, Captain America after he falls victim to Sinister’s corruption, and a mutant chimera that melds Nightcrawler and Wolverine. The YEAR 100 designs reveal a mysterious new replacement for Cable’s trademark techno-organic arm, a cruel fate for Nightcrawler, and a new look for Sinister himself. Lastly, the YEAR 1000 designs introduce two new characters who will play pivotal roles in the event, Ironfire and Auntie Fortune, and the long-awaited return of Rasputin from Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X!

Sins of Sinister will be written by three of mutantkind’s current architects: Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, and Si Spurrier. The trio of writers have put their current X-Men titles on hold as they join forces to create a horrifying timeline that promises to make the Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special!

Check out the designs now and stay tuned for more! 

Preview: Immortal X-Men #8

Immortal X-Men #8

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Mark Brooks
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 16, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A STUDY IN CERULEAN!
Lawks! What’s going on in foggy old London town in the year of our lord 1895? Well, it’s only Sherlock Holmes, Mystique and Destiny on the tracks of a murderer and uncovering a truth that’s significantly more sinister…

Immortal X-Men #8

Emma Frost takes the throne in Artgerm’s Sins of Sinister #1 cover

The next mutant milestone arrives in January! Announced last month, Sins of Sinister is an all-new X-Men epic that will usher in a new Marvel Comics age corrupted and controlled by Mister Sinister. Fans will enter this new era in Sins of Sinister #1, a one-shot that will spin out into three limited series: Immoral X-Men, Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants, and Nightcrawlers! Each will take readers further and further into the most twisted future imaginable.

To mark the occasion, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau has delivered his latest variant cover for Sins of Sinister #1! The best-selling artist depicts Emma Frost brimming with perfection as she ponders her latest scheme to bring Sinister down. This breathtaking cover showcasing one of the event’s major players will be available as a virgin variant cover as well! 

See the cover below and stay tuned for more Sins of Sinister #1 variant cover reveals in the weeks ahead!

Sins of Sinister #1

Preview: A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Pasqual Ferry
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE FALLOUT OF JUDGMENT DAY IS FELT!
After events, we make promises. “Nothing will ever be the same again.” For the Eternals, it’s a lie. It’s always the same and always will be. However, in the wake of Judgment Day, they discover what is truly Eternal…

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

Review: A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

With the main story wrapped up, A.X.E.: Judgement Day was one of the best events Marvel has had in some time. The Eternals battled the X-Men with the Avengers in the middle. But, the story pivoted when the three groups had to then face a mad god bent on judging the world. A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1 wraps things up setting up the status quo for the Eternals as they deal with the fallout of events.

Written by Kieron Gillen, A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1 focuses on the Eternals as they pick up the pieces of the event and chart a new path. Split into factions, there’s new rules for each to follow as their secret has been revealed to the world and these former heroes are seen as villains. They also have a new outlook on things as the Machine and a new god are there to deal with.

Gillen charts a path that feels more like a prequel for whatever Eternals comic book series is to come as opposed to a follow up end chapter of the current event. Unless you really care about the Eternals, the comic is generally forgettable. Which is interesting. This is an event whose tie-ins have felt like they’ve filled gaps and expanded the story. This one though feels like the bad habit of the past of an event tie-in that doesn’t really need to exist. Everything said within in could, and likely will, be repeated in an Eternals series. There’s little that really stands out beyond a scene with Ikaris.

Not helping is the art by Guiu Vilanova. Vilanova is joined by colorist Andres Mossa and lettering by Travis Lanham. The art of the issue isn’t bad in any way. But, it also doesn’t excite either. There’s something rather melancholy about it all include the art. The body language of the Eternals screaks defeated reminding me of the many I’ve dealt with over the years after an election defeat. There’s a sluggishness about it all and the issue nails that well.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1 doesn’t excite. It’s what I’ve run into with the Eternals over and over. There’s something rather dour about them. What I’ve read has been good but there’s only so long you can read a bunch of depressing people before having to move on. This issue captures that aspect and hopefully it gets jettisoned before we see more of the Eternals.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Guiu Vilanova
Color: Andres Mossa Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.25 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Pasqual Ferry
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE FALLOUT OF JUDGMENT DAY IS FELT!
After events, we make promises. “Nothing will ever be the same again.” For the Eternals, it’s a lie. It’s always the same and always will be. However, in the wake of Judgment Day, they discover what is truly Eternal…

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal comes to Image! #9

Image Comics’ 12-issue, 30th anniversary anthology will drop another highly collectible installment this December in the upcoming Image! #9. Just in time to curl up and read by light of yule log, Image! #9 will feature a brand new Criminal story from crime noir masterminds Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips titled “Teeg’s Christmas Carol,” the highly anticipated return of Gerry Duggan and John McCrea’s beloved Dead Eyes, as well as many more exciting tales.

Cover art for this issue is by Phillips and will display a cigarette puffing, Santa-hat wearing Teeg.

Image! #9 also includes an all-new short by Bitter Root co-creator Chuck Brown and artist Steven Statz, “Familiar Fears,” as well as the latest chapters of “The Blizzard” by Geoff Johns and Andrea Mutti, “Closer” by Kieron Gillen and Steve Lieber, “Red Stitches” by Brenden Fletcher and Erica Henderson, “Gehenna” by Patrick Kindlon and Maurizio Rosenzweig, “Hack/Slash vs. Image” by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, “Billy Dogma” by Dean Haspiel, and “Stupid Fresh Mess” by Skottie Young.

The Image! anthology is a 12-issue series celebrating the 30th anniversary of Image Comics. It treats readers to all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics and is curated by Image Comics’ Publisher Eric Stephenson. The series features a combination of ongoing serials, standalone short stories, and first looks at exciting upcoming projects at Image.

Image! #9 (Diamond Code OCT220159) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 28.

Image! #9

NYCC 2022: A Twisted Fate Awaits Mutantkind in Sins of Sinister

After months of teases, Sins of Sinister, an all-new X-Men epic, was announced at the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic Con! The crossover will begin in January’s Sins of Sinister #1, a giant-sized one-shot by the Immortal X-Men creative team, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Lucas Werneck. After that, witness the current Krakoan era crumble and enter a new Marvel Comics age brought about by Sinister’s corrupt machinations!

Immortal X-MenX-Men Red, and Legion of X will be washed away, transformed into three limited series: Immoral X-Men, Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants, and Nightcrawlers! Series writers Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, and Si Spurrier will pen their respective new titles, joined by artists Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, and Alessandro Vitti. Tackling three separate time periods, each superstar artist will draw an issue of all three titles as consecutive issues propel the Marvel Universe further and further into a dark future, dramatically escalating the stakes with each startling time jump. 10 Years… 100 Years… 1000 Years… The Powers of Essex will seek to stretch beyond the limits of time and space! All three writers will continue their current story plans after the X-Universe shattering finale one-shot, Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1!

This universe-melting X-event will introduce a horrifying timeline that makes the Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special as Mister Sinister’s repulsive plans come to fruition. Currently playing a dangerous game with the very timestream of the Marvel Universe in the pages of Immortal X-Men, Sinister’s uncontrollable lust for domination will finally be satisfied but at what cost? It’s the end of the world as we know it, but at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy…

Infamous for his long-term meticulous manipulating, Mister Sinister’s scheming will yield unpredictable results in an overarching saga that pays off plot threads that have been haunting fans since Jonathan Hickman’s House of X and Powers of X! Sinister has been planning all this since the beginning…and is going to have to see through to the bitter end.             

In Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants, face the wrath of Arakko! Mars has been destroyed – and now Storm wants revenge! To get it, the New Brotherhood of Arakko will battle their way through hell to seek the greatest secret of the Sinister Age…but are they fighting to save the world — or end it? And who is the new mutant hero called IRONFIRE?

Deadly powerful mutant chimeras are spliced and diced in Nightcrawlers! Mister Sinister unleashes his private army of assassins: THE LEGION OF THE NIGHT. Meet WAGNERINE, commanding this killer-crew of brainwashed hybrids, each one a genetic mix of Nightcrawler and one other of marvel’s most murderous mutants! Mysterious forces seek to break Sinister’s control over these fatal fanatics – to turn them AGAINST HIM. But who are they? And what are their true motives…? Enter MOTHER RIGHTEOUS… and a meeting of the most powerful players in the Universe…

The leaders of mutantkind have gone bad in Immoral X-Men! They said the mutants were humanity’s future. In 10 years’ time, they’re proven right. The X-Men are sworn to crush a world that adores and respects them…but Emma can take a few minutes out to crush Mister Sinister first. The Quiet Council have been at each other’s throats since Krakoa was founded. Sinister may think he’s finally come out on top but he’ll wish he was more careful about what he wished for as his maneuvering backfires and a vicious conflict erupts with galactic-sized repercussions! Plus, the long-awaited return of a fan-favorite character from the early days of the Krakoa era—RASPUTIN!

Mister Sinister’s crimes have been wicked beyond imagining and now, the entire Marvel Universe will pay! Check out the covers of all the debut issues by X-Men extraordinaire Leinil Francis Yu, a complete event checklist, and descend into the Sins of Sinister this January!

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