The X-Men’s march towards Extermination continues in a new “post-credits” scene in X-Men Red #5.
SPOILERS for X-Men Red #5 follow.
The extra page at the end of X-Men Red #5 is completely detached from the story featured in the main portion of the book, though it does feature Jean Grey’s “red” team.
The team can be seen defending their underwater base called
Take a look below.
This is the third of five prologue pages leading up to the Extermination event. The first was published in X-Men Gold #27. Set 20 years into the future, it showed Kitty Pryde giving a rousing speech to the assembled X-Men as they prepared for what would likely be their final battle.
The second was in X-Men Blue #27, which focused on the time-displaced X-Men. After hearing Kitty’s speech, the team tried to shuttle mutant children to safety, but Cyclops felt it was futile and that this all could have been avoided if they had just returned to their own time. Then a Sentinel incinerated Beast.
The costumes worn by the Red Team in this most recent teaser indicates that the scene takes place in that same time period in the future.
The final two "Countdown to Extinction" scenes will be published in Astonishing X-Men #13 and Cable #159 in July before Extermination #1 is released in August.
Writer Ed Brisson recently revealed the first details about the Extermination event.
“This series is about the Original Five—Jean, Bobby, Warren, Hank
“Our mandate going into this was, ‘Your back issues matter. Every single Uncanny X-Men story involving the Original Five X-Men matters. If the X-Men are here, then they’re not where they’re supposed to be, fighting those they’re supposed to fight. What happens when that past starts to unravel? What’s the butterfly effect on our present?”
Extermination #1 goes on sale August 15th.