The mysteries of the X-Men reboot have just gotten even more complicated, revealing one secret mission carried out before readers’ very eyes without them ever knowing it. And not just any mission either, but the one which saw all the classic X-Men killed… to save the mutant race.
Fans will have to remember back to the very first twist in the X-Men relaunch, long before they even knew that the murder of Charles Xavier was a possibility. Back when the mysterious group called ORCHIS was preparing to bring Mother Mold online, a device built in orbit of the sun capable of building an entire army of mutant-hunting Sentinels. As the readers saw it, Mother Mold was successfully destroyed, and the killed X-Men were resurrected. Now in Marvel’s official preview of X-Men #6, it turns out one member of the team had her own mission, straight from Charles Xavier. And as can be expected by this point, it has the potential to change everything.
The new preview actually travels back in time, showing how Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr recruited Mystique to their cause (when it was mainly an idea, and not the fully-realized nation it has since become). As a smaller surprise, Xavier seems to inform Mystique that the mission they require her to lead may well cost her everything. But the reveal fans will be talking about is the second, secret mission to be carried out by Mystique alone. The mission to disable the Mother Mold station may have officially been to prevent another Genosha-level mutant extinction. But while the other X-Men were doing their part, Mystique was planting an even bigger secret into the new X-Men story. Check out the preview pages below:
Yes, readers finally know why Mystique took longer than expected to execute her part of the mission — resulting in her death via airlock, and the other team members needing to compensate. As per Xavier’s request, she was planting a seed that would grow into the infamous Krakoa gates spread across the Earth, allowing travel to and from the island nation. But what is this “winter harvest” Xavier is planning for? And why is it being revealed now? Those questions will have to wait for the full issue. But for now, readers can check out the official plot synopsis and credits below:
- X-MEN #6
- Release Date: February 12th, 2020
- Written by: Jonathan Hickman
- Art by: Matteo Buffagni
- Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
- Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants…
X-Men #6 will be available from your local comic book shop on February 12th, 2020.
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