Next month, Mister Sinister finally wins!
As we recently reported, the Sins of Sinister event will see the iconic X-Men villain's long-term plotting finally pay off as his influence washes over not only Krakoa but the entire Marvel Universe.
The saga kicks off in Sins of Sinister Alpha #1 before unfolding across three limited series that will replace Immortal X-Men, X-Men Red, and Legion of X starting in February: those are Immoral X-Men, Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants, and Nightcrawlers.
Current X-Men writers Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, and Si Spurrier will pen their respective new titles, joined by artists Paco Medina, Andrea Di Vito, and Alessandro Vitti. Tackling three separate time periods, each superstar artist will draw an issue of all three titles as consecutive issues propel the Marvel Universe further and further into a dark future.
With that, the stakes will dramatically escalate with each startling time jump: 10 years, 100 years and, finally, 1000 years!
Now, we have details on what's to come in March's Sins of Sinister chapters, all of which are going to reveal what happens 100 years down the line as an army of Nightcrawlers scavenges the greatest artefacts of the fallen Marvel Universe.
Storm, meanwhile, channels Professor X as she remains the last surviving defender of mutantkind against Sinister’s forces, and a major player returns with the power to bring down Sinister’s reign or make it never-ending.
The X-Men titles have always had fun exploring desolate future timelines, and Sins of Sinister looks set to be no exception. With Marvel Studios still plotting a big screen reboot of these characters, we have to believe many of the ideas from this Krakoa era of storytelling could eventually find their way into that movie.
For now, check out the covers for Nightcrawlers #2, Immoral X-Men #2, Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants #2 below, all of which were illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.