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Marvel offers X-Men’s Sinister an epic new crossover at NYCC

The X-Men’s future is about to get means darker, an entire lot weirder, and completely fabulous.

The huge information out of Marvel Comics’ Next Big Thing panel at New York Comic Con 2022 is the X-Men crossover occasion Sins of Sinister. Launching in January with a Sins of Sinister one-shot helmed by author Kieron Gillen, the story will discover the entire X-Men line subbed out for a twisted alternate universe, the place the way forward for mutants has been rewritten within the picture of Krakoa’s most scheming and least reliable evil geneticist, Mister Sinister.

Gillen has been build up Sinister’s plans in his flagship Immortal X-Men title, and within the new crossover the X-Men line’s ongoing books can be swapped for mirror picture Sinister equivalents. X-Men: Red will turn into Storm & the Brotherhood of Mutants, the Nightcrawler-led Legion of X will turn into Nightcrawlers (a few crew made fully of evil Nightcrawlers, naturally), and the aforementioned Immortal X-Men turns into Immoral X-Men, a pun so good there’s a non-zero probability it’s the rationale Gillen and firm got here up with this concept within the first place.

Mister Sinister and a dozen other X-Men characters are displayed in shards of colored glass on the cover of Sins of Sinister #1 (2023)

Image: Leinil Francis Yu/Marvel Comics

Storm, wearing a Magneto-like costume, rages with lightning all around her on the cover of Storm & the Brotherhood of Mutants #1 (2023).

Image: Leinil Francis Yu/Marvel Comics

“bamf,” says a Laura Kinney/Nightcrawler hybrid, with more Nightcrawler hybrids behind her, as she leaps towards the reader with her claws out, on the cover of Nightcrawlers #1 (2023).

Image: Leinil Francis Yu/Marvel Comics

Emma Frost stands over Mister Sinister and chokes him with a chain on the cover of Immoral X-Men #1 (2023).

Image: Leinil Francis Yu/Marvel Comics

It’s a venerable X-Men occasion mannequin that began with the 1994 Age of Apocalypse crossover, which used time touring shenanigans to switch the Marvel Universe with one dominated by, and constructed within the picture of, the authoritarian rule of Apocalypse himself. Since then, weird alternate timelines have turn into one thing of a staple within the X-Men books. Age of Apocalypse was adopted by 2011’s Age of X, which imagined a future the place mutant persecution reigned supreme. Even extra not too long ago, the wild and weird Age of X-Man imagined a sex-free universe dominated by mutantkind courtesy of weirdo mutant Nate Summers.

Sinister’s nice ardour has all the time been genetic tinkering, so it wouldn’t be a leap to presume that the truth we get would be the results of some villainous genetic modification. Is it actually a coincidence that Immoral is simply Immortal “minus a T” — which occurs to be one of many 4 letters within the human DNA code?

Sinister has been the diamond-headed Checkhov’s gun because the begin of the Krakoa period: Way again in Powers of X, we noticed a possible future wherein Sinister was chargeable for the autumn of mutantkind itself. And at the beginning of Gillen’s Immortal collection, we realized that he’s been secretly experimenting with clones of Moira MacTaggart. Since Moira previously possessed the flexibility to reboot actuality every time she died, that offers Sinister a simple mechanism to construct the universe of his decadent goals.

Of course, Marvel additionally guarantees that the occasion will show Sinister is perhaps his “own worst enemy.” And because it was Gillen who first launched the concept Sinister isn’t a person however a system of absolutely autonomous and sometimes aggressive clones, that’s one promise that is perhaps very literal certainly.

A checklist for all the comics involved in the Sins of Sinister crossover.

Image: Marvel Comics



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