Immortal X-Men
Wraparound cover to Immortal X-Men (vol. 1) #1 by Mark Brooks. From left to right Lactuca, Colossus, Sobunar, Storm, Nightcrawler, Mister Sinister, Death, Exodus, Black King, White Queen, Red Queen, Lockheed, Xilo, Professor X, Mystique, Destiny.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateMarch 2022 - present
Main character(s)Quiet Council of Krakoa
Creative team
Written byKieron Gillen[2]
Penciller(s)Lucas Werneck
Inker(s)Lucas Werneck
Letterer(s)Clayton Cowles
Colorist(s)David Curiel
Editor(s)Jordan D. White
Lauren Amaro

Immortal X-Men is an American superhero comic book series written by Kieron Gillen and published by Marvel Comics.[3]

It follows the Quiet Council of Krakoa, which was created by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz in House of X #6. The series is part of the Destiny of X relaunch and built plot points for the Sins of Sinister event. The story centers around the Quiet Council as they deal with various challenges, including finding a replacement for Magneto, addressing conflicts with the Avengers and Eternals, and confronting the machinations of the villainous Mister Sinister.

Publication history

Writer-editor Jonathan Hickman and artist/co-plotter Pepe Larraz created the Quiet Council of Krakoa in House of X #6 (October, 2019). The Council appeared in many comics in the Dawn of X and Reign of X relaunches, creating and enforcing the laws of Krakoa and prosecuting and delivering judgement on mutants accused of breaking those laws.[4]

In March 2022, the council got their own comic book as Immortal X-Men as part of the Destiny of X relaunch.[5] It was written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Lucas Werneck, building plot points for the event Sins of Sinister.[6] After being briefly transformed into the Immoral X-Men limited series, Immortal X-Men continued with Gillen and Werneck's next story plans. [7][8]


Further information: A.X.E.: Judgment Day § Immortal X-Men

After the events of Inferno, Magneto stepped down from the Quiet Council of Krakoa. The Quiet Council searched for replacement candidates, including the Black Priestess and Hope Summers. After considerable deliberation, Hope Summers took over Magneto’s seat on the Council’s so that she could represent the interests of the Five, the mutants involved in Krakoa’s resurrection process. Black Priestess was outvoted by Hope created a giant monster. The Council successfully managed to kill Black Priestess, defeating the monster.[9]

Destiny informed the Council about upcoming conflict between the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals. While White Queen informed them about Doctor Statis, Mister Sinister's clone claiming to be the real Sinister, causing Mister Sinister to flee only to be captured briefly by Eternals. Only Destiny and Mystique were aware of three other clones of him.[10]

During the events of A.X.E.: Judgment Day, the secret of mutant resurrection went public and as expected the Eternals launched an attack on Krakoa. Eternals were eventually retreated from battle by Progenitor, who addressed that people of Earth will be judged. Only Red Queen and Exodus are judged positively while others were not judged or received receive negative judgment. As this crisis led to the creation of a destructive artificial Celestial called the Progenitor, members of the Quiet Council fought alongside the Avengers, X-Men, Eternals and even Orchis convinced by Nightcrawler.

Mister Sinister cloned Moira and used her resetting powers to manipulate events to his liking. He killed and corrupted several members of the Council including Professor X, White Queen, Hope, and Exodus by implanting his personality in them during the resurrection process and used them to take over the world. He was exiled to the Pit as a result of his actions.

Team roster

Character[11][12] Real name Joined in Notes
Apocalypse En Sabah Nur House of X #6 (October, 2019) Left in X of Swords: Destruction.
Magneto Max Eisenhardt Currently deceased. Left in Immortal X-Men #1.[13]
Professor X Charles Xavier
Destiny Irene Adler Inferno vol. 2 #2 (October, 2021)[14]
Hope Summers Immortal X-Men #1 (March, 2022)[15]
Black King Sebastian Shaw House of X #6 (October, 2019)
White Queen Emma Frost
Red Queen Katherine Pryde Marauders #1 (November, 2019)
Marvel Girl Jean Grey House of X #6 (October, 2019) Current member of X-Men. Left in X-Men vol. 5 #15.
Nightcrawler Kurt Wagner
Storm Ororo Munroe
Colossus Piotr Rasputin Inferno vol. 2 #2 (October, 2021)[14]
Exodus Bennet Du Paris House of X #6 (October, 2019)
Mister Sinister Nathaniel Essex Removed in Immortal X-Men #10.
Mystique Raven Darkhölme
Black Priestess Selene Gallio Immortal X-Men #12 (June, 2023)
Cypher Douglas Ramsey House of X #6 (October, 2019) The Voice of Krakoa


In 2022, Immortal X-Men won the IGN's Best Comic Book Series or Original Graphic Novel[16] as well as Dragon Awards for Best Comic Book.[17]

In 2023, ranked Immortal X-Men 2nd in their "Top 100 Comics of 2022" list.[18] It was also nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 34th GLAAD Media Awards.[19]

According to review aggregation website Comic Book Roundup, Immortal X-Men received an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 based on 110 critics on review.[20]

Collected editions

# Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN
Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen – Volume 1 Immortal X-Men #1–6 184 December 6, 2022 9781302928018
Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen – Volume 2 Immortal X-Men #7-10 112 May 23, 2023 9781302928025
Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen – Volume 3 Immortal X-Men #11-13 and X-Men: Before the Fall - Sinister Four #1 120 November 28, 2023 9781302951009
Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen – Volume 4 Immortal X-Men #14-18 120 March 26, 2024 9781302953423



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