Move over Captain America – meet Captain Krakoa of the X-Men

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You’ve heard of Captain America, but in December, you’ll meet Captain Krakow — a New Mutant superhero debuting in X-Men #6 from writer Gerry Duggan and artist Pepe Laraz, with a mission to save the world from evil. . their American counterpart.

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But the debut of Captain Krakoa — whoever they be — also brings some controversy, as it seems that not everyone on the newly formed X-Men team is completely in line with the new superheroes.


“What happened to Captain Krakoa?” The solicitation text asks for X-Men #6, which also points to the mystery surrounding Captain Krakoa’s identity and Cyclops’ reluctance to accept the new hero as a member of the X-Men.

Duggan sheds a little light on Captain Krakow’s mission, explaining that, like the new incarnation of the X-Men, Captain Krakow is a hero to the entire world—not just mutants.

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“The heroes of Krakoa have one more gift for their home planet: a selfless hero from the coast of Krakoa who will defend Earth until his last dying breath,” Duggan recounts. comic book, who previewed the cover of X-Men #6 and the accompanying solicitation text.

Interestingly, both Duggan and the solicitation text are establishing an important mystery about Captain Krakoa’s true identity and what this will mean for the X-Men. Although Captain Krakoa’s powers are not disclosed, the cover of X-Men #6 clearly shows him in flight, while also depicting a well-built, distinctly male character.

X-Men #6 is due out in December. Check out Marvel’s full December 2021 requests coming to Newsrama later this month.

Stay on top of everything coming to Marvel’s mutants with our list All Planned X-Men Comic Book Releases Through 2021 and beyond.

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