Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti Bring ‘Judgment Day’ to the Marvel Universe this Summer

Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti are ready to pass judgment on the X-Men, the Eternals, the Avengers, and the rest of the Marvel Universe in this summer’s event series: Judgment Day.

The storyline will spring directly out of Gillen’s current Eternals series and the upcoming Immortal X-Men, as well as storylines by Jason Aaron and Javier Garron from their run on Avengers.

The problems start when the Eternals attack the mutant nation of Krakoa, with the Avengers acting as referees, just as new cosmic threats emerge to make the situation a matter of life and death.

Gillen sees the Marvel Universe (and event series) not as “…a toybox, which creators take toys out of, play with and put back. I get it, but it’s never quite how I’ve seen it – I think ‘play’ in another way. I think of a music shop, with all these instruments with their different qualities suggesting different songs, different stories. For all the Marvel instruments I’ve played, I’ve never written an event. Writing an event is something different. It’s not like playing an instrument. It’s having all the instruments in the Marvel music shop. That’s not like writing a song. That’s like writing a symphony.”

Although this is Gillen’s first Marvel crossover of this scale, Schiti recently drew Empyre, and is happy to “…have the opportunity to draw another Marvel event after Empyre. The difference is that last time I was just excited, but now I know how high the expectations are, so now I am both excited and a bit scared! Luckily for me I have the great Kieron Gillen and Marte Gracia watching my back and together we can face any cosmic threat!”

Free Comic Book Day: Avengers/X-Men #1 gets the party started on May 7, so be sure to check out the promo art below and get to your local comic shop for your free copy on Free Comic Book Day.

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