The Beginning Of The End Of Krakoa
No Time for Nostalgia
What a trip it’s been.
Jonathan, Pepe, RB and Marte started the mutants on a journey years ago in and the end of the road is just over the horizon. It’s been a privilege to collaborate with so many creators, editors, and senior leadership at Marvel, on the most ambitious undertaking many of have ever attempted.
But all good things.
When Senior Editor Jordan D. White passes the X to incoming mutant rookie Tom Brevoort the sun will set on the Krakoan Age.
We swung big.
If you’ve been enjoying the ride, even as darkness has encroached upon the mutants, then the good news is there are some killer comics coming your way. Kieron, RB, Lucas and yours truly are working on an exclamation point for the age of Krakoa, and once last time the entire line will pivot in a new direction.
However, if you’re interested in seeing a different take on the X-Men, then you’ve got good news coming in 2024 as well. New editors, new creators, new stories, and in the end — isn’t that what you most want out of your comics?
Tom is often fond of saying that “life’s too short for bad comics”. I can’t wait to return to being a fan of the X-Men and see what happens next.
Endings are precious. You don’t always get to write the magic words…
My collaborators are all grateful to use them next year, and let’s be honest: nobody likes to stay at a party too long.
As I noodled on this message I abandoned the draft and my hotel room in New York City to search for coffee and I found more than I bargained for. I discovered some proof of magic in this world. I walked smack dab into the Simonsons. They started me on my journey when I was 13. Walt & Weezie are the best of us, and I would not have collaborated on any comics were it not for them.
And this morning, 36 years later they once again shared their time and some words of wisdom that will help shape my future again.
You just couldn’t write that.
The best is yet to come.
Hold fast for last acts and new beginnings in 2024.
October 15, 2023
New York City