Marvel has unveiled sinister incarnations of Captain America, Storm, Cable, Wolverine and more for the X-Men's upcoming event, Sins of Sinister.
Sins of Sinister is a new X-Men event launching this January. The event, which focuses on a world where Mister Sinister finally gets anything and everything he desires, takes readers into eras that are manipulated by Mister Sinister and set ten, 100 and 1,000 years into the future. The publisher announced, "Among the YEAR 10 designs are Storm as she adopts Magneto’s signature style to defend what’s left of Arakko from Sinister’s reach, Captain America after he falls victim to Sinister’s corruption, and a mutant chimera that melds Nightcrawler and Wolverine. The YEAR 100 designs reveal a mysterious new replacement for Cable’s trademark techno-organic arm, a cruel fate for Nightcrawler, and a new look for Sinister himself. Lastly, the YEAR 1000 designs introduce two new characters who will play pivotal roles in the event, Ironfire and Auntie Fortune, and the long-awaited return of Rasputin from Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X!"
"Sinister's lurked around, being sinister for all the Krakoan Age. Eventually, he was going to make a play. This is it, and it's bigger than you can imagine, stretching across 1000 years of nightmares," writer Kieron Gillen explained. "Dystopic future stories are an X-Men classic. We wanted to find a new way to approach that, and give something we haven't seen before. I think we've pulled it off. Sinister gets exactly what he wants, and it's hell for everyone. Including Sinister."
Marvel's Sins of Sinister Launches in January
Sins of Sinister kicks off on January 25, 2023, with Sins of Sinister #1 by Gillen, artist Lucas Werneck, cover artist Leinil Francis Yu and more. The synopsis for the issue reads, "It's the end of the world as we know it, and at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy... The universe-melting X-event begins here, in a horror timeline that makes Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special. Join Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN, AXE: JUDGMENT DAY) as he kicks off the X-Men crossover Sinister has been planning since the beginning…and is going to have to see through to the bitter end."
The event will continue to play out in three separate X-Men titles the following month -- Storm & the Brotherhood (launching February 8 from Al Ewing and Paco Medina), Nightcrawlers (launching February 15 from writer Si Spurrier and Medina) and Immoral X-Men #1 (launching February 2 from Gillen and Medina). All three series feature cover art by Leinil Francis Yu.