Marvel’s mutants have plenty of reasons to be merry these days, despite constant threats of extinction being thrown at them. They’ve got their own homeland in the form of mutant island Krakoa, they’ve established their own society, and they’re rather flush with cash. That’s all thanks to Krakoan petals, a unique plant that can only be grown on the island and when synthesised properly, can provide a cure to pretty much any malady that ails ya.
Naturally some mutants with a head for business are needed to manage Krakoa’s finances, and as they’re about to find out, business can be a bit of a bastard. “The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the ‘Reign of X’ continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything?” reads Marvel’s synopsis for the series that was initially meant to debut a few months earlier.
Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense confrontation with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?
Writer Tini Howard has a few novel ideas for the series, concepts that build off financia-savvy X-Men titles and that were prototyped in Empyre: X-Men:
Empyre: X-Men gave me a chance to test-drive some of the earliest concepts – Angel and Monet as dual CXOs, Jamie Madrox by their side, and the cleaning-up of some of Charles Xavier’s portfolio. Since then, I’ve reworked the book entirely – and you’ll know exactly why you’ve waited until now to see what they’re up to. I’ve got a corporate past myself, and it’s all going into this book.
X-Corp: We’re Simply Superior.
X-Corp #1 arrives on May 12 and is going straight to the moon, with the art of Alberto Foche. Now, onto the best comic book covers of the week!
Comic book covers of the week credits
- Vampirella: The Dark Powers #3 by Kano
- Black Widow #5 by Adam Hughes
- Captain America #27 by Patrick Gleason
- Guardians Of The Galaxy #11 by David Finch
- Iron Fist: Heart Of The Dragon #2 by Marcos Martin
- Iron Man #6 by Alex Ross
- King In Black: Gwenom Vs. Carnage #1 by Ken Lashley
- King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes #2 by Tony Moore
- M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3 by Cully Hamner
- Marvel #5 by Alex Ross
- The Amazing Spider-Man #57 by Marcelo Ferreira
- Thor #12 by Geoff Shaw
- X-Men Legends #1 by John Tyler Christopher
- Batman / Catwoman #3 by Clay Mann
- Future State: Catwoman #2 by Liam Sharp
- Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #2 by Becky Cloonan
- Future State: Nightwing #2 by Nicola Scott
- Future State: The Next Batman #4 by Jose Ladronn
- Once & Future #16 by Dan Mora
- Power Rangers #4 by Matteo Scalera
- The Expanse #3 by Walker
- Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides by Max Dunbar
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2 by Sophie Campbell
- Sabrina: Something Wicked #5 by Andy Fish and Veronica Fish
- Hollow Heart #1 by Paul Tucker
- Judge Dredd: Megazine #429 by
Last Updated: February 15, 2021