ResurrXion is coming.
Before the X-Men line can be reborn there was unfinished business.
Magneto vs. Psylocke – to the death!?
A long simmering confrontation exploded in Uncanny X-Men #19 with ramifications for the mutants in the upcoming relaunch.
There was a major death. Writer Cullen Bunn delivered a huge payoff to the Elizabeth/Magneto feud building since issue one.
But we know Magneto will be allied with the original time-lost team of X-Men: Blue. Psylocke will be part in Astonishing X-Men.
Before we break down what happened and what it means for the mutants here’s a SPOILER ALERT!
If you have not read Uncanny X-Men #19 yet stop reading now.
Here it comes.
Magneto recruited Psylocke for his pro-active squad in a new era dominated by the threat of the Terrigen Mists and tensions with the Inhumans.
Magnus was not honest with Elizabeth about his double dealings with the Hellfire Club, secrets within secrets and lies about his true agenda.
Psylocke vowed to kill Magneto. She did.
In an intense fight sequence Magneto and Psylocke fought it out in the Savage Land from exploding headquarters (goodbye War Room X) to a secret sword, it ended with Magneto left bleeding out from a telekinetic sword after he destroyed Betsy’s metal katana.
How does Elizabeth live with what she did? Will the other X-Men learn about her execution of Magneto?
Magneto survives. Exodus forced Elixir to heal the Master of Magnetism. We speculated Elixir would play a key role in ResurrXion – now we know!
Magneto will let the world believe he’s dead. Bunn will continue Erik’s story as he becomes mentor to the Jean Grey led X-Men: Blue coming next month.
X-Men: Prime will be a massive one-shot setting up the new status quo followed by a new wave of X-books: X-Men: Gold, X-Men: Blue, Generation X, Weapon X, Iceman, Jean Grey, Cable and then Astonishing X-Men this summer.