The Upcoming Judgment Day Makes its Way to the World of Avengers, X-Men, and More
Marvel Comics announced that their upcoming game-changing event Judgment Day will be invading the world of the Avengers, X-Men, and more. It all begins with June’s prelude A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment #1 written by Kieron Gillen and art by Pasqual Ferry.
The publisher notes that Eve of Judgment will give readers their first look at the “apocalyptic conflict” that is coming and will be followed up with the six-issue series A.X.E.: Judgment Day. The main event arrives this July and will include tie-in issues for the event that will affect the entirety of the Marvel universe and its mythology. Marvel states in its press release that it will bring together developments in the Marvel universe such as the X-Men‘s discovery of immortality, the Eternal‘s knowledge of their purpose, and the Avengers’ new powerhouse line-up that has settled into the body of a failed Celestial.
The official synopsis for A.X.E.: Judgement Day reads:
“The Avengers have become a more powerful global force than ever from their base inside a long-dead Celestial. The X-Men have achieved a form of immortality on their utopian island nation of Krakoa. And the Eternals have begun a new cycle of life as they continue their sworn mission to eliminate the Deviants. But when the Eternals learn that mutantkind itself is a form of excess deviation, a vicious assault on Krakoa ensues – with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trapped in the middle. Years of tension lead to a volcanic eruption as two worlds burn!”
“There’s a classic metaphor to describe the Marvel Universe – a toybox, which creators take toys out of, play with and put back. I get it, but it’s never quite how I’ve seen it – I think ‘play’ in another way. I think of a music shop, with all these instruments with their different qualities suggesting different songs, different stories,” Gillen explained. “For all the Marvel instruments I’ve played, I’ve never written an event. Writing an event is something different. It’s not like playing an instrument. It’s having all the instruments in the Marvel music shop. That’s not like writing a song. That’s like writing a symphony. I looked at everything in Eternals and Immortal X-Men and everything else all the X and Avengers writers have done and thought… yeah, this is an event. In fact, an event is the only way to do justice to this.”
You can get your first look at the action in Avengers/X-Men #1 on Free Comic Book Day (May 7th, 2022). Check out the trailer for Judgment Day and the gallery of covers for Judgment Day, Immortal X-Men #4, X-Men #12, and Avengers #57 below: