Après 5 numéros, la « première saison » de la série Way of X de Simon Spurrier et Bob Quinn se terminera par un one-shot intitulé X-Men : Onslaught Revelation.
Why is X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation its own one-shot as opposed to simply Way of X #6? How did that come to be?
A variety of reasons. Primarily it felt like it needed - demanded! - its own oversized place to unfold. The thrust of Way of X up to this point has been about Nightcrawler asking difficult questions and hunting for a Big Idea to bring everyone together. As we come into The Onslaught Revelation , the tone and the thrust have turned a corner: some of those questions have been answered. What remains is the desperate and oh-so-uncertain struggle to see whether the answers strong enough to save mutantkind from itself.
So it would’ve felt pretty weird doing this in an issue 6 – it would’ve sat quite distinct from the previous 5. And hey, let’s not pretend there’s not an element of 90’s-fan excitement about this: if you’ve got Onslaught as your baddie, you wanna make some noise about it.
There’s a second set of logistical considerations which speak to the broader plans of the X line, which I obviously can’t get into too deeply here. In vague terms, it amounts to: “what’s the best way to close Chapter 1 of this story… and launch Chapter 2?”