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The X-Men Will Face New Challenges This Summer As The Destiny Of X Begins

The latest run of X-Men stories has truly changed not only the landscape of everyone's favorite mutant team but the mythos of mutants in the Marvel universe entirely. The upcoming Destiny Of X will continue to turn the X-Men's world upside down, not only with new villains but with new teams of X-Men and even more twists for some of your favorites. Here is what fans can expect in the coming months, plus we got some covers to share.

X-Men #12 will wrap up year one of Duggan and Larraz's memorable run. On the eve of the Hellfire Gala, threats have closed in on the X-Men from all sides. The secret machinations of Doctor Stasis, the terror of Gameworld, even the threat of the X-Men's secrets getting out… it's all led to this!

Immortal X-Men #4 dives right into the Hellfire Gala, and there will be plenty of drama on all sides, courtesy of Kieron Gillen and artist Michele Bandini. Emma Frost will do anything to protect the children, including the metaphorical child that is the Hellfire Gala. Last year's Hellfire Gala was a fantastic success. She would not like it if someone ruined the second. She would not like it at all… The events of this year's HELLFIRE GALA will lead directly into Gillen and Valerio Schiti's A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY, the next Marvel Comics crossover epic launching this summer. Stay tuned next week for more HELLFIRE GALA announcements.

On the X-Force side of things, the team will face off against Krakoa itself in X-Force #29, and it'll take the combined might of the team to turn the tide.

Benjamin Percy and Adam Kubert continue to make Wolverine's life a living hell in Wolverine #23, which finds Logan locked in adamantium prison, and more than likely, Deadpool is the cause.

Knights of X #3 follows the team's adventures in Otherworld. Gambit and his team gain a momentary victory over the Furies in Crooked Market, but as the group is hit by another wave of attacks by Merlyn's army, Rachel Summers' connection with Captain Britain is severed before she can call in reinforcements. In Sevalith, the Captain and her team face off against bloodthirsty vampires as they seek out a lethal potential ally. Their quest required ten knights to begin, but no one said anything about the end. A knight dies here – and the hateful quest goes on.

Here is some plot synopsis for the other upcoming issues hitting shelves in June.

Marauders #4: The Marauders have gotten some jailbreak mixed into their heist! Pryde and her crew might've convinced Xandra to confront the Shi'ar's crimes against mutantkind together, but the fanatical Kin Crimson are ready to defend those secrets to the death. What hidden truths and horrors does the Shi'ar Chronicle hold? Deep in a pandimensional prison lies the answer – but will it unite two societies in progress or destroy them both?

X-Men Red #4: Recent revelations threaten to profoundly alter the Destiny of X – and Arakko isn't immune from the fallout! With the clock ticking down to interstellar war, Storm faces a Galactic Illuminati… Magneto attends a meeting of his own that might decide both their fates…and Roberta Da Costa ponders a recent return from the grave alongside the strangest guest star of all!

Legion of X #3: An Arakkii fugitive god is lurking somewhere in the shadows of Krakoa, and Weaponless Zsen must track them down or face destruction at the hands of the terrifying Ora Serrata. After hitting a number of dead ends, Zsen and Nightcrawler turn to the astral plane for answers. Meanwhile, Pixie lures the Skinjacker out of hiding with the help of Juggernaut and…Dr. Strange?!

New Mutants #27: With her Soulsword shattered, Magik spirals into unfamiliar territory as she confronts her legacy in Limbo – dragging Mirage and Wolfsbane down with her! And while Magik faces the demons of her past, present, and future…Madelyne Pryor inches closer to the throne.

Which of these books will you be picking up this summer? Let us know in the comments.