X-Men #6 by Jonathan Hickman, Matteo Buffagni, Sunny Gho, and Clayton Cowles is a much-needed flashback to Mystique’s role in the House of X event, offering present day insights into the apparent strong return of Orchis, those sentinel obsessed humans the X-Men gave their lives to stop. The issue’s effective at connecting back to the celebrated event that birthed the Krakoa era, while also suggesting the victory was not nearly as certain as mutantkind previously thought.[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #33: X-Men #6 Review – Mystique’s House of X Secrets
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X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 by Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson, and Laura Martin follows up on a thread first teased in House of X #1, when Cyclops told the Richards family he’d always have a home on Krakoa. In addition to major ramifications for the Marvel Universe, X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 combines elements from my favorite Fantastic Four series of the last 5 years (Marvel Two-In-One written by Chip Zdarsky) and my favorite ongoing Dawn of X title, Marauders, for a very strong opening issue. [Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #32: X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Review – The History of Omega Level Mutant Franklin Richards
With East of West wrapping up its seven year journey into the Apocalypse, John and I are taking a look back at the Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin, and Rus Wooten series from Image Comics!
You can check out part one here covering East of West #1 to #29 (the first two in-universe years of the Apocalypse), and in part two we’re covering East of West #30 to #45, the final year of the Apocalypse![Read more…] about Deep Dives #6: What’s It Mean For a Comic To Stick The Landing? – East of West Review Pt. 2 (#30 to #45)
Thor #2 follows the big new series development where Thor is now the Herald of Thunder, guiding Galactus across the cosmos to consume enough power to prevent the Black Winter’s destruction of the universe. The story by Donny Cates, Nic Klein, Matthew Wilson, and Joe Sabino raises some interesting questions about Thor’s new role as Herald and King of Asgard and how the two may function in tandem.[Read more…] about The Cates of Hel #2: Thor #2 Review – What Makes a Herald of Galactus?
X-Force #6 by Benjamin Percy and Stephen Segovia digs into Beast’s role with the covert ops team, and it’s an eye-opening glimpse into Hank McCoy’s state of mind and current role on Krakoa. Honestly this issue might be a bit of a shock for long time X-Men fans, but for my money it very much aligns with where Beast’s been heading all decade, and maybe longer.[Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #31: X-Force #6 Review – The Rise & Fall of The Beast, Hank McCoy