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'A.X.E.: Judgment Day' #5 changes Krakoa, resurrection, and the future of the X-Men
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‘A.X.E.: Judgment Day’ #5 changes Krakoa, resurrection, and the future of the X-Men

‘A.X.E.: Judgment Day’ #5 changes everything we know about the Krakoa era.

Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. For on A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5, read our review.

Forget everything you know about Krakoa and its resurrection protocols, thanks to the events of A.X.E.: Judgment Day. It has been a wild ride bringing the Avengers and X-Men together to fight some bad Eternals–team up with some good ones–and this week, it’s a Celestial the entire world must combat. In the A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 and the penultimate issue of the event, significant deaths take place that shakes everything up. I highly recommend reading the entire issue, as it’s revealed some of Marvel’s longest-running superheroes are killed, and it’s an exciting issue.

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One death, in particular, leads to a significant shift in how Krakoa does things and may change how the X-Men line continues.

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 opens with Captain America and Nightcrawler connecting on a human level. They take the fight to the Celestial in the North Pole, and…they both get annihilated fairly quickly. With Captain America dead, the heroes take the fight to the Celestial and see heavy losses.

It’s not until the final moments and Nightcrawler’s insistence that Krakoa is changed forever. As we all know, Jonathan Hickman introduced the concept of rebirth, allowing any mutant the chance to die and live again thanks to the Five. Recently it was revealed to the world mutants had this ability, and conflict was on the horizon. Why can’t humans also benefit from this incredible gift? The idea was proclaimed only mutants could be resurrected, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

In the final moments, with the stakes higher than ever and significant heroes dead…the mutants and Nightcrawler come together.

'A.X.E.: Judgment Day' #5 changes everything we know about the Krakoa era

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As you can see, Exodus sees what they’re about to do as heresy. He’s not wrong, but Nightcrawler insists Cyclops is not who the world needs as their leader right now. Instead, they resurrect…

'A.X.E.: Judgment Day' #5 changes everything we know about the Krakoa era

Courtesy Marvel Comics

It’s a shock, to be sure, especially since he is only dead for the portion of this comic. Not only does this prove humans can be resurrected just as mutants, but it seriously questions the rule that mutants can be the only ones. Now that Captain America is back, why not other human heroes, or gods for that matter? It’s wide open, with the only limit being The Five’s time and the number of eggs they have at their disposal.

He also comes out of the egg with his shield, which is a bit ridiculous, but this is comics, right?!

What do you think of this reveal, reader, do you think this will change everything we know about Krakoa and the X-Men going forward? Is it fitting Captain America is the first human to be resurrected? Let us know in the comments.

Be sure to read A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 in its entirety, it’s a great issue and out now in comic shops.

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