Major changes are coming to the Marvel Universe, and the Red Skull will be responsible for it. Marvel officially announced AXIS, a nine issue miniseries event that will take place over three months starting in October. The event will crosse over into several Marvel titles including Iron Man, Magneto, Loki: Agent of Asgard and Captain America and Uncanny Avengers.
It will be written by fan favorite Rick Remender, who currently is the writer on Captain America and Uncanny Avengers. If you are reading Uncanny Avengers, then you know the Red Skull has had parts of Charles Xavier’s mind and telepathic powers sewn onto his own brain. The Skull has also managed to harness the physical and psychic force of the behemoth Onslaught (an amalgam created from the personas of Xavier X and Magneo), to enslave thousands of people and cause chaos by broadcasting messages of hate globally.
AXIS is told over a trio of 3-issue acts that will lead to changes for the heroes that will be “lasting and natural and additive,” Remender says. More details will be unveiled this weekend on Saturday at the Special Edition: NYC comic-book convention at New York’s Javits Center. (Source: USA Today)