Marvel Announces “Judgment Day”, A Three Faction Confrontation Event.


The Marvel Universe is known for having big crossover events. Be it a group of different characters/series bumping into each other to teaming up to beat a powerful villain, or a company wide story that affects all the books at once with every character at that time being involved. 

In more recent years we have been seeing more Hero vs. Hero crossovers. Events like Civil War from 2006, Avengers/Invaders from 2008, Avengers vs. X-Men from 2012, Civil War II and Inhumans vs. X-Men both from 2016. Now Marvel is back at is again with more infighting between the different hero factions of the Marvel Universe.

The recently announced “Judgment Day” will involve a three way war between the Avengers, the X-Men and the Eternals. The Eternals and X-Men find themselves at war with the sovereign state of Krokoa established by the Mutants, and the Avengers find themselves caught in between the fighting and try to prevent the war from tearing their world apart.

The series is being penned by Kieron Gillen who had previously written for Young Avengers, X-Men and the current run on the Eternals. When speaking about the comic to about the upcoming event Gillen stated:

There’s a classic metaphor to describe the Marvel Universe, 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.

But are people really willing to read yet another hero vs. hero story? When will we see the heroes unite to fight a threat like Dr. Doom or Galactus instead of faction wars almost every other year? After the box office disappointment that was 2021’s The Eternals not many people seem interested in the group, so having them as a centerpiece may Thor some people off.

The series is scheduled to release this summer. Will you read the latest crossover event?

Source: Gizmodo 

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