The upcoming Marvel Comics Judgment Day event pits Eternal against X-Men against Avenger for … reasons. Mutants have been declared deviants and we know what Eternals does with deviants.
But Free Comic Book Day looks at why it changed and why the Eternal has no choice but to do as they do. And never did.
Eternals was born that way. Created by the Eternal to remove the demonic deviants from their influence on Earth. That’s how Jack Kirby created it, though the rationale has been morally compromised over the years by a variety of creators, most notably the latest Marvel Studios movie. They see what is deviation and they eradicate it. And have been doing so for millions of years. Including during the Avengers time 1,000,000 BC, when Odin led the team.
Poor telepathic monkeys a million years ago. Declared deviants of the eternal and then annihilated. It’s genocide. And all because they developed the same kind of Uni-Mind that the Eternal enjoys.
Of course, humanity has evolved through that time with many deviations. What does a deviant and what does not? Given the many mutants on Marvel Earth, then why have they not been declared deviant until now?
It is the great Krakoan experiment that has given mutants the gift of resurrection. Effective immortality, as long as Krakoa exists, the Cerebro network works and The Five are able to keep things going. And everyone can keep watching Cyclops naked. But just as the eternal are immortal, the mutants cannot be allowed to be so.
And so if it is defined as deviation of the eternal, their genetic imperatives will be to exterminate mutants. They will have no choice. Or will they? This is AX: Judgment Day from Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schitiand an FCBD teaser drawn by Dustin Weaver. And you can find other FCBD spoilers with this handy dandy tag.
FCBD 2022 AVENGERS X-MEN # 1 (NET)
(W) Kieron Gillen, Gerry Duggan, Danny Lore (A) Dustin Weaver, Matteo Lolli, Karen Darboe (CA) Valerio Schiti
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS / X-MEN # 1 will lay the groundwork for an event that will break out across the entire Marvel universe in 2022, with stories of an all-star lineup of creators, including writers Kieron Gillen and Gerry Duggan and artist Dustin Weaver. and drastically change the relationship between the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and mutant cheeks. In stores: April 20, 2022