Last month, Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen talked to the comic book press about the upcoming Uncanny X-Men tie-in to Fear Itself, and now we have more details on when and where that will be happening: starting with Uncanny X-Men #540 and #541, both shipping in July.Artist Greg Land joins Gillen for both issues, and as previously noted, the story involves the Juggernaut, as one of the Serptent's "Worthy," attacking the X-Men. Marvel's full press release follows: This July, the fragile peace between human and mutantkind gets rocked to its core as the comic blockbuster of the summer, Fear Itself, brings the fight to the shores of Utopia in Uncanny X-Men #540 & 541! From critically acclaimed writer Kieron Gillen and superstar artist Greg Land, The Serpent has chosen one of the heaviest hitters of the Marvel Universe as one of his Worthy and he’s ready to settle some unfinished business.
“After the tight, claustrophobic Breaking Point, I wanted something that embraced the epic scale inherent in the modern/mythological world war of Fear Itself. It's a disaster movie where the natural threat is the supernatural powerhouse,” explains writer Kieron Gillen. “The whole story's built like a bomb, with each step of the Serpent’s Worthy is like another tick on the clock. "What can stop the Worthy?" is the question, and as the answer starts to become apparent, that's when the terror starts to bite. A city, waiting to be hit, with nothing they can do to stop it.”
But what all too personal connection has driven this relentless force of nature to wipe Utopia off the map? Can nearby San Francisco weather the seismic ramifications of the Worthy’s rampage and have their worst fears of a mutant attack finally been realized? Nothing can stop Fear Itself when the comics event of 2011 collides head-on with Uncanny X-Men #540 & #541, double-shipping this July!
UNCANNY X-MEN #540 & #541
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils and Covers by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)
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