September 14’s AXE: Judgment Day #4 (opens in new tab) turns the whole story on its head with enormous developments for the Eternals and the X-Males, with the Avengers nonetheless caught within the center because the Celestial makes its judgment on Earth.
And with that final bit, the occasion – which nonetheless has two points to go – reaches an enormous climax, with repercussions that can undoubtedly be felt all through the whole Marvel Universe.
As a result of the Marvel Universe as we all know it could not even exist anymore…
Spoilers forward for AXE: Judgment Day #4
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AXE: Judgment Day #4 from author Kieron Gillen and artists Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia, and letterer Clayton Cowles takes its toll on all sides concerned – and passes the newly birthed Celestial’s remaining, fateful judgment on the whole world.
However we’ll get to that.
First up, the mutant casualties. On this week’s concurrent X-Men Red #6 (opens in new tab) from author Al Ewing, artists Stefano Caselli and Federico Blee, and letterer Ariana Maher, Magneto manages to carry himself collectively after having his coronary heart ripped out by the evil Everlasting Uranos within the earlier problem. In #6, Storm backs him up, utilizing the electromagnetic mixture of their powers to supercharge him sufficient to maintain his blood pumping via his management of its iron content material.
The pair end off Uranos’s forces in X-Males Pink #6 – simply in time for Uranos himself to be unleashed as soon as extra in AXE: Judgment Day #4, with Magneto combating his final stand towards the nigh-unbeatable villain, dying of his mortal wounds.
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You’d assume that would not be an issue, with the mutants having the Resurrection Protocols that permit them to be introduced again from the lifeless. However Magneto simply deleted the DNA and psychic knowledge needed to take action, that means he might have simply died for actual. We’ll go forward and guess that “died for actual” nonetheless doesn’t suggest “died perpetually” – although there’ll seemingly be some lasting toll on Magneto, no matter occurs.
As for why Druig, the present Prime Everlasting who declared struggle on mutants within the first place, unleashes Uranos a second time, it is as a result of he is about to lose his Prime Everlasting standing in a vote referred to as by the heroic Eternals Sersi and Ikaris.
They announce their candidate for Prime Everlasting – the just lately returned Eros. And to seal his victory, the hack the psychic Everlasting Uni-Thoughts during which the vote known as to permit the mutants in – all of whom vote for Eros. Uranos guarantees Druig the votes of his bloodline (which incorporates each Thanos and Eros, who’re brothers and nephews of Uranos) if he’s freed.
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In desperation, Druig agrees, however Uranos betrays him, and as an alternative goes about attempting to destroy the mutants as soon as extra – resulting in Magneto’s loss of life as described above.
However Magneto buys sufficient time for Tony Stark to guide the Eternals in trapping Uranos again in his jail, and Eros is voted Prime Everlasting.
Eros refuses to make use of his powers to control the minds of the folks on Earth to like one another, as an alternative addressing world leaders to return collectively in peace, and promising that the Eternals will share Celestial know-how to assist advance the human race.
Nonetheless, all of this winds up being for nothing – because the newly constructed Celestial makes his judgment – and provides Earth and all life on it the thumbs down. As Captain America tries to protect civilians from the Celestial’s power blasts, he and apparently everybody else on Earth flip to ash.
Ominously, the descriptive textual content for September 21’s AXE: Judgment Day #5 (opens in new tab) given behind the present problem reads merely, “It is too late.”
However that is Marvel Comics – so we’re guessing somebody, someplace, goes to handle to avoid wasting the day.
Will AXE: Judgment Day make the listing of the most impactful Marvel Comics events of all time?