Writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan will revive the classic Marvel title Journey Into Mystery with a one-shot subtitled The Birth of Krakoa.
Journey Into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa follows Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos in the waning days of World War II as they discover Krakoa, the living island.
“Krakoa is a classic X-Men fixture—from its first appearance in Giant Size X-Men #1 to revelations about its true nature in X-Men: Deadly Genesis decades later, ‘the Island that Walks Like a Man’ has fascinated generations of readers…but we’ve never known the story of how it came to be—until now! And you never know when or how Krakoa will come back to play a role in the journey of the X-Men, either,” the story's editor Annalise Bissa told Marvel.com. “In this story, we fill in some of the history of Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos as well. Their story drops off late in WWII and we don’t see the Howlies again until they’re reunited during the Korean War, after several years of civilian life. So…what did they do at the end of the War? And how does it intersect with the atomic origins of Krakoa? If you want to know, this is the story for you!”
Journey Into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa #1 is due out on shelves September 12.