Comic Books: 9 major moments comic book fans should know about (October)

Photo: Batman Beyond.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe
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Disrupting the resurrection protocols

Comic book: X-Factor No. 4 and X Of Swords: Stasis

The mutants developed a safety net. If mutants were killed, the Five (Egg, Elixir, Hope Summers, Proteus, Tempus) could bring them back to life and Charles Xavier would restore their memories. That plan hit a snag in X-Factor No. 4. On a mission in Otherworld, Rockslide was killed. When he was brought back, he came back wrong. Hope Summers said, “…resurrecting from Otherworld…it creates a composite drawn out of the nearly infinite possibilities of all the things you ever could have potentially become.” We still don’t know who this Rockslide is. We do know he looks nothing like the one that left.

Why is this important?

The X of Swords crossover is going to put the X-Men up against beings they’ve never fought in a world they don’t know. If they die, the resurrection protocols won’t truly save them. There’s a possibility that they could come back like their former selves, but it’s unlikely. We could get evil versions of X-Men like some of the universes that the Exiles visited. Or, they could come back in a deformed way. The possibilities are literally endless.

The cards revealed in X Of Swords: Stasis showed different futures for each X-Men. Storm received the Death Card. The card showed her riding a horse and holding a flag. Who knows what this means. Especially if she dies in Otherworld.