News from the #SpoilerVerse – More X-Men from Jonathan Hickman!

HULK AND XEMNU DUKE IT OUT ON STEVE SKROCE’S IMMORTAL HULK #750 COVER!

Since launching THE IMMORTAL HULK back in 2018, the mastermind creative team of Al Ewing and Joe Bennett have brought Marvel’s iconic character to shocking and thought-provoking new heights. Issue after issue of this action-packed series has both delighted and stunned readers, making it one of today’s most critically acclaimed books. And the frightful fun is just getting started.

IMMORTAL HULK #33, the Hulk’s landmark 750th issue, will be an extra-sized special full of the mind-blowing storytelling that fans have grown to expect from this hit series. Featuring a sequence drawn by superstar artist Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects), THE IMMORTAL HULK by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett will continue to redefine Bruce Banner’s journey as he trades blows with Xemnu and the Hulk’s longstanding feud with Roxxon Energy comes to a head. Check out the explosive variant cover by Steve Skroce and colorist Dave Stewart below and behold a first look at the interior action from Bennett, inker Ruy Jose, and colorist Paul Mounts with these two double-page spreads that connect to form one massive scene!

HULKLING TAKES THE THRONE IN JAMIE MCKELVIE’S EMPYRE #1 COVER!

With a Skrull soldier on his right and a Kree soldier on his left, Hulkling takes his rightful place as the Emperor of the new Kree/Skrull alliance on superstar artist Jamie McKelvie’s variant cover for Empyre #1. Born to a Kree father and a Skrull mother, the young hero has fulfilled his destiny by putting an end to a millennia-long conflict and uniting the galaxy’s two largest armies. Equipped with a powerful sword and leading the greatest armada the universe has ever seen, the new Emperor is ready to take on whatever obstacles are in his path as he makes his way to Earth. Will the Avengers and Fantastic Four dare to get in his way?

EMPYRE 1
Written by AL EWING & DAN SLOTT
Art by VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE with colors by MATT WILSON

THE NEXT GREAT X-MEN MILESTONE ANNOUNCED AT C2E2

Mutant Massacre. Age of Apocalypse. Messiah Complex. Some of the most iconic X-Men stories ever told have been realized as large-scale crossovers. This longstanding tradition continues this summer with X OF SWORDS.

Announced to an enthusiastic crowd of X-Men fans at the X-Men Panel at C2E2, X OF SWORDS will be a 15-part crossover tying into your favorite X-Titles and led by Head of X Jonathan Hickman. In this sprawling saga, the new mutant nation of Krakoa faces their biggest challenge yet. Threatened by powerful forces from the unknown, ten mutants will rise up to defend their home. Arming themselves with legendary blades, both new and familiar ones from Marvel history, mutantkind will finally meet its mystical destiny. Impacting the entire X-Men franchise and setting the stage for the future of mutantkind, X OF SWORDS will be a modern X-Men epic that both longtime and new X-Men fans dare not miss.

“One of the cool things we are able to do now, because we’ve established the X-line and really know where we’re going, is that we’re able to try some different things out,” said Hickman. “X of Swords will be an old school crossover that meanders through the entire line. It’s almost like chapters of a story.”

Last year, Jonathan Hickman reshaped the world of the X-Men with the top-selling House of X and Powers of X. Since then, the X-Men titles have become of the talk of the industry, each telling exhilarating stories set in this exciting new era. Don’t miss the next chapter in Hickman’s grand vision for Marvel’s mutants when X OF SWORDS kicks off in July!

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Author: Colton Payne

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