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Judgment Day writer Kieron Gillen explains how to build a Marvel crossover worth reading

Earlier this year, EW's Summer Preview gave you a sneak peek at some of the biggest movies, TV shows, and books hitting pop culture this season. But as all readers of superhero comics know, it's not really summer without a huge crossover event. The one Marvel has planned for this year is a real doozy: It's called Judgment Day, and it's set to bring together the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Eternals in a clash that will ripple across all three continuities.
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Immortal X-Men Writer Kieron Gillen Explains the First Issue's Shocking Last Page

The final page of Immortal X-Men #1 delivered a shock to fans, and writer Kieron Gillen is explaining just what happened. Immortal X-Men was the first new series to launch out of Marvel's Destiny of X, a new era for the X-Men line following Jonathan Hickman's departure from the franchise last year. The series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Lucas Werneck follows the Quiet Council, Krakoa's ruling body. The Quiet Council has undergone some roster changes, most notably with Magneto stepping down. The selection of his successor brings with it a new revelation, which readers learn from our point-of-view character Mister Sinister, who has been making multiple clones of Moira MacTaggert.

Kieron Gillen teases the mutant politics of Immortal X-Men

The X-Men are gearing up for a new chapter. With the epic miniseries Inferno marking the end of House of X mastermind Jonathan Hickman's time at the helm of Marvel mutants, most X-comics are currently on hiatus while the event series The X Lives of Wolverine/The X Deaths of Wolverine plays out. But come spring, Marvel's line of X-Men comics will relaunch under the banner "Destiny of X" — referring to the precognitive mutant who finally returned to life in the pages of Inferno.

Immortal X-Men Writer Kieron Gillen on Taking Over the Quiet Council From Jonathan Hickman

Kieron Gillen returns to the X-Men in Immortal X-Men in March. Gillen previously wrote the original S.W.O.R.D. miniseries, Generation Hope, and, most notably, Uncanny X-Men for Marvel's X-office. In recent years has focused on creator-owned work like The Wicked + The Divine and Die at Image Comics and Once and Future at BOOM! Studios. Last year, he returned to Marvel Comics to write its Warhammer 40,000 comic Marneus Calgar. Earlier this year, Gillen returned to the Marvel Universe proper in Eternals. Next, he's writing the X-Men series focused on the Quiet Council of Krakoa following Jonathan Hickman's departure from the X-books with Inferno's conclusion. It also puts Gillen at the helm of two parties involved in Marvel's upcoming Judgment Day event.

Kieron Gillen to end Die with #20

Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Stephanie Hans will conclude their Image Comics creator-owned title Die with #20 (perhaps a clever in-joke for tabletop RPG players with their own collections of 20-sided dice). The final arc will kick off in May's Die #16. The arc, titled 'Bleed,' remains somewhat of a...