The complicated relationship between Marvel Comics X-Men and Inhumans will be explored in greater depth in October's Death of X, afour-issue limited series written by Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule, with Aaron Kuder illustrating.
In the eight month time gap following Secret Wars, the tension between Mutants and Inhumans grew to the point of conflict, leading to the death of Cyclops and to mutants once again being hunted once again. Death of X will explore the unanswered questions about that gap, and what happened between Mutants and Inhumans.
“Right now things are not good for mutantkind,” Lemire told Entertainment Weekly. “On the flipside, Inhumans have been growing and becoming more prominent in the Marvel Universe. There’s a lot of tension between these characters about that, and also within the fandom.”
One of the big questions to be answered is the whereabouts of Cyclops, the mutant leader who attacked the Inhumans outright and paid with his life.
“We’ll definitely see some characters who have been missing in action since the series launch,” Lemire says. “We’ll answer the question of where certain mutants have been, and what’s happened to them. Cyclops is the big one, he’s the one we’ve said was dead and that’s all we’ve really said. His death was very controversial, so obviously that’ll be a big part of the story we’re telling here.”
Death of X hits shelves this October.