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Quote1 People of Earth. Listen. You are bickering children. This planet is ruined. You have acted with unrelenting unkindness to one another. You leave me no option. This is your Judgment Day. You have 24 hours to justify yourselves. You will be judged individually. You will be judged as a collective. If there is more that is just than wicked, you will live. But if you are found lacking, there will be no tomorrow. Quote2


The X-Men have achieved immortality and mutants have taken their place as the dominant species on the planet. The Eternals have discovered long hidden knowledge about their species, including a devastating truth about mutantkind. The Avengers have come into direct conflict with the Celestials and are currently using a fallen Celestial as their base of operations, slowly unlocking its secrets… When the Eternals brazenly target the mutant nation of Krakoa, the Avengers try desperately to de-escalate a potentially apocalyptic war. But this is no simple conflict. The Eternals’ purpose cannot be denied and mutantkind’s future will not be threatened. And after the opening battles, new players and revelations for both sides will emerge as the inhabitants of the Marvel Universe are JUDGED by the greatest power they’ve ever come into contact with.

Prelude Issues[]

Judgment Day Is Coming[]




Recommended Reading Order[]

Prerequisite reading[]

Before starting the event, it is recommended to have read the following issues:

Main event[]

This event features several story-important tie-ins; therefore, just reading the main issues may result in an incomplete experience. The following list includes the relevant tie-ins.

The other tie-ins are completely optional. They take place somewhere between A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 and 5 as they are mostly just characters getting judged; however, X-Force (Vol. 6) #33 reveals the ending to 6. The judgments of Cyclops[2] and Wolverine[3] are referenced in A.X.E.: X-Men #1, but the main content of their issues are not relevant, so they are not included.


  • A.X.E.: Avengers #1, A.X.E.: X-Men #1, and A.X.E.: Eternals #1 are "story-critical" tie-ins that bridge the main issues #5 and #6. According to Tom Brevoort, they are essentially 5a, 5b, and 5c. The reason why they are not in the main series is because the artist, Valerio Schiti, became a father at around that time; the three one-shots, drawn by different artists, are a way to get the story content out without overworking Valerio.[4]
  • Two trailers were released by Marvel on YouTube to promote this event:

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