Published by Marvel Comics and created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, the X-Men are a team of superheroes who first appeared in The X-Men #1in 1963. With time, it became one of the most successful franchises of Marvel Comics. The myriad plot and characters made it popular among many people.
Recently Marvel Comics releases a new cryptic teaser indicating that the X-Men may be facing danger in the coming future.
Who are X-Men?
In the Marvel Universe, mutants are humans who are born with a genetic trait called the X-gene bestowing them natural superhuman abilities. Charles “Professor X” Xavier, a powerful telepath, is the leader and founder of these mutants who runs a school for these mutant children called X-Men. He first appeared in The X-Men #1.
The idea behind creating X-Men was that the co-creator of the X-Men series, Stan Lee wanted to create a group of such superheroes for whom he did not have to explain how they got their powers. He said that he wanted them to be natural or who are just born that way.
“I couldn’t have everybody bitten by a radioactive spider or exposed to a gamma ray explosion. And I took the cowardly way out. I said to myself, ‘Why don’t I just say they’re mutants? They are born that way.’
These mutants are sometimes discriminated against on the ground that they are simply not humans and we can see them fighting these predispositions in the series along with other villainous mutants, supervillains, mystical dangers, extraterrestrials, and malevolent artificial bits of intelligence.
What kind of danger will X-Men face?
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Recently Marvel Entertainment posted on their Twitter account a teaser and teaser image with a cryptic and S.O.S message which is making fans wonder what kind of threat are X-Men going to face.
In the teaser, we can see that first there is some static, and then some words are displayed in Krakoan. They are later translated into English and simply read “S.O.S. January 2023”.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 19, 2022
Marvel Comics also released the same “S.O.S.” message with a caption that teases fans regarding the next possibility.
“Stay tuned next week for more information about a new age for mutants coming to the X-Men books next year.”
Senior Editor Jordan D. White also once said in an interview that the Krakoan age is over and mutantkind has reached their destiny.
“The journey of the Krakoan Age is far from over! Our long-term plan that all our creators have been working on in our secret Council Chamber has only just begun to come to fruition. With the filling of the two empty council seats, the Reign of X has ended, and it’s time for mutantkind to reach for their destiny!”
What’s in store for the X-Men, we don’t know as of now but they are currently battling the Eternals in Marvel’s Judgment Day crossover series.
In the series, we see Druig is now the leader of Prime Eternal and attempts to “correct excess deviation” in Krakoa. Later we see that The X-Men are joined by The Avengers in Judgment Day #1.
Iron Man works with Ajak, Makkari and Mister Sinister to awaken a “new god” who can stop Druig from creating more havoc. The plan is successful to some extent but later the celestial being starts addressing the entire planet and says that it’s “Judgment Day” for everyone.
“You are bickering children, This planet is ruined. You have acted with unrelenting unkindness to one another. You leave me no option. This is your Judgment Day. You have 24 hours to justify yourselves. You will be judged individually. You will be judged as a collective. If there is more that is just than wicked, you will live. But if you are found lacking, there will be no tomorrow.”
The issue ends with this judgement of the Celestial. Thinking about the teaser of Marvel Comics and this judgement made by the celestial being can only make fans anxious for what is coming next or what is written in the fate of The X-Men.
Marvel Comics’ The X-Men’s new era begins in January 2023.