This is an X-Force story that we've been building to for a couple years now. While it is a crossover, it's not one in the traditional sense. You're not going to have any "To be continueds" in another book. It's an X-Force story that's a five-parter. The events in it kind of spiral out. Essentially, little storylines are going to branch off from the main one and go into other books. But the main storyline is going to be in X-Force. - Chris Yost
The event is being spearheaded by X-Force and Messiah War collaborators, Chris Yost & Craig Kyle, with input from other X-writers, Zeb Wells and Mike Carey. Artists include the likes of Clayton Crain, Clay Mann and Diogenes Neves, among others. The full list of creators, including the books they are working on, can be found below.
X-Force - Written by Chris Yost & Craig Kyle with Art by Clayton Crain
New Mutants - Written by Zeb Wells with Art by Diogenes Neves
X-Men: Legacy - Written by Mike Carey with Art by Clay Mann
Necrosha: The Gathering - Written by Chris Yost & Craig Kyle with Art by Kalman Andrasofszky, Leonardo Manco, Ibraim Roberson & Mateus Santolouco
X Necrosha One-Shot #1 - Written by Mike Carey, Zeb Wells, Chris Yost & Craig Kyle with Art by Clayton Crain, Ibraim Roberson & Dustin Weaver
Actually, not really. The general premise of the event should be enough to get you through it without much difficulty. However, generally speaking, you should also know the basic status quo of the X-Men titles, which includes the recent creation of an island nation off the coast of San Francisco called Utopia. It houses most of the mutant population currently left alive, which is roughly 200 or less thanks to the Scarlet Witch and her "No More Mutants" decree from House of M. The X-Men have also been keeping their most dangerous enemies captive in the basement with Danger as their jailor. These include Sebastian Shaw, Empath, Donald Pierce and several other high profile villains.
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