In what is now an X-Men tradition, superstar artist Mark Brooks has delivered another stunning piece of teaser artwork for this latest X-Men milestone. An homage to his earlier HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X piece, it depicts all the major players of Krakoa as they brace themselves for their biggest shakeup yet. Check it out above, and be there in September when the biggest secrets of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run burn away in INFERNO #1.
Marvel fans have been on the lookout for any plot details they can get from the mysterious Black Widow production, helmed by director Cate Shortland. David Harbour has been attempting to oblige fans, releasing spoiler-y content on his Instagram page last month.Marvel fans also have been reading into comments from O-T Fagbenle in recent interviews, trying to learn if his character is in fact the alter-ego of the villainous Taskmaster. Fagbenle has teased a potential romantic connection between his character and Romanoff — potentially the first such relationship for Black Widow since her love story with Hulk alter-ego Bruce Banner was left unrequited in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Inferno doesn’t appear to share any direct ties to the 1989 crossover of the same name. Instead, this series will build on perhaps the biggest loose end from Hickman’s work so far. Mystique is determined to see her wife Destiny resurrected alongside the rest of the mutant race. And with Professor Xavier flatly refusing that request, Mystique is ready to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground to get what she wants.