Krakoa has welcomed both friend and foe to the mutant sanctuary, but that open-door policy has also let something dangerous creep in - Onslaught.
Check out this preview of X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 by writer Si Spurrier, artist Bob Quinn, and colorist Java Tartaglia:
X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 preview
Onslaught is a '90s X-Men villain created when the darkest parts of Magneto and Professor X's minds merged together and became their own separate, sentient being. Thought destroyed for decades, it recently popped up in Way of X as lurking on Krakoa - invading and subliminally influencing and implanting itself in mutants at their weakest moments.
Onslaught returns in the wake of the Hellfire Gala and the murder of the Scarlet Witch. The younger mutants have a different view of life and death given the newfound ability for mutantkind to resurrect each other, leading them to hold a bleakly humorous Hellfire Gala afterparty called the Cruci-ball.
"The Cruci-ball is what happens when a bunch of youngsters - whose minds have been gently but firmly steered in a particularly dark direction - decide that dying, and indeed killing, is a perfectly reasonable way to have fun," Spurrier told ComicBook.com. "Whether you think that's crazy or not, both notions are based on the idea that resurrection is a standard and predictable part of a mutant's life.
"...and, it turns out, thanks to Onslaught, they're completely and utterly wrong about that," Spurrier added. "It's gonna be murder on the dancefloor…"
Giuseppe Camuncoli has drawn the primary cover for X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1, with a variant cover by Federico Vicentini. Check them out here:
X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 covers
X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 goes on sale on September 22.
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