Multiple Man Did Not Really Return…Yet
Awhile ago, we were teased that Multiple Man would return in the pages of Astonishing X-Men #2. I was foolish enough to get my hopes up. The way Astonishing X-Men was being talked up as a big, important book made me think that anything was possible! Why not bring Multiple Man back from the dead after only a year or so? It would be fun!
But nope, he’s not really back.
Sorry to burst everybody’s bubble, but the Multiple Man that appears at the very beginning of Astonishing X-Men #2 is just an illusion created by the Shadow King after the X-Men travel to the Astral Plane.
He plays the chorus in a stage play about the X-Men that the Shadow King is putting on.
That’s about it.
So he’s not back from the dead. Though Rogue does drop a possible hint that there’s still hope.
I think I’m going to hold on to that hope. Just for a little while.