While most of the recent X-Men news has centered around voting, parties, and fashion, things get back to normal for the always problematic group of mutants this August with Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck’s X-Men: The Trial of Magneto mini-series.
The five issue series spins directly out of June’s Hellfire Gala, and will involve murder, revelations, and mutant court proceedings.
The current team of sleuths in X-Factor (also written by Williams) will certainly play a key role in unraveling the complex mystery. X-Factor #10 (out on June 30) will lead directly into the Trial of Magneto series, and Williams describes the beginnings of the problems originating with the Master of Magnetism, asking “When has Magneto ever allowed bureaucracy to get between himself and what’s just? In the island paradise of Krakoa, safe haven and home for mutants–Magneto’s hard-fought, greatest desire of seeing his people at peace and thriving has finally been achieved. But Magneto’s loyalty extends only as far as it is first earned, so after the Hellfire Gala, when he learns that even a paradise could still be filled with lies…the Trial of Magneto will begin.”
Werneck is excited to be working with Williams on the series, and praised her “…incredible sensitivity in her writing and is able to craft stories that are layered and mysterious and fun for readers so I think she is perfect to write this story. Participating in the Hellfire Gala and now being invited to be part of this project is really a dream.”
X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1 will be released on August 18 and you can check out the classified cover by Valerio Schiti below. The final cover will be revealed in coming weeks and will feature the identity of the character who meets their doom at the Hellfire Gala.