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Magneto Will Face a Major Turning Point in X-Men Blue

Marvel's August 2018 solicitations have finally shed some light on the X-Men's next mega-event, Extermination. With the time-traveling original mutants of X-Men Blue never returning to their original timeline, the future is bleak for mutantkind. However, the solicits for Issues #33 and #34 of X-Men Blue tease the Master of Magnetism, Magneto, playing a factor in the upcoming drama.

Magneto has served as a behind-the-scenes mentor for the X-Men Blue team in Madripoor, only recently coming out of the shadows once Miss Sinister, Havok, Emma Frost and Bastion unleashed the Mothervine virus upon the Marvel Universe. The resolution of that threat will take Magneto into the Extermination future, where he will meet the older incarnations of his present-day students.

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A trip to the future won't be all smiles and hugs for Magneto, however, and a team-up with the future X-Men will lead Magneto to "submit to his darker instincts." Seeing as how Magneto was never one to turn the other cheek when it comes to those he sees as threats to mutantkind, one has to wonder what could possibly happen to make things even worse. Also, with Extermination Issues #1 and #2 taking place at the same time as X-Men Blue Issues #33 and #34, the ongoing series may serve as a tie-in to the event, with Magneto's actions possibly playing a large factor in how the story arc will unfold.

Below are the covers and solicitation text for X-Men Blue #33 and #34:

X-MEN BLUE #33

  • CULLEN BUNN (W) • MARCUS TO (A)
  • Cover by R.B. Silva
  • To escape his present, Magneto travels to the future!
  • But even 20 years later, there will always be X-Men…
  • 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN BLUE #34

  • CULLEN BUNN (W) • MARCUS TO (A)
  • Cover by R.B. Silva
  • Time-traveling Magneto must team up with the future counterpart X-Men in order to save mutantkind from extinction.
  • But in order to do so, will Magneto submit to his darker instincts?
  • Don’t miss a major turning point for the Master of Magnetism!
  • 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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