III. Year 10, Doug’s Meet-Cute with Krakoa (pgs11-19)
A. Doug Meets Krakoa—Ambivalently at first; then, with eerie enthusiasm
This is the first we’ve seen of the six-month gap after Rosenberg’s Uncanny X-Men and before HOX/POX, though it raises more questions than it answers! This scene certainly isn’t here to reveal that Doug communes with Krakoa. Their relationship and his creation of a Krakoan language in distinction from Krakoa’s own have all already been functionally established.
No, this scene is meant to be another layered puzzle piece! Though it might mostly be misdirection with just a kernel of something vastly important hidden in plain sight. Who. Knows.