Saturday, August 3, 2019

Powers of X #1 (of 6)

   This is the companion book to Jonathan Hickman's new vision for the X-Men, and it's certainly a different take on the story.

   Where the House of X established a new structure for the present-day version of the team, Powers of X looks at the past, present, future and far future of the X-Men.

   So it's a bit of a deep dive and takes some sorting to get up to speed here.

    It helps to remember that the "X" in the title is actually the Roman Numeral for "Ten" - because the story jumps from 10 years ago to the present to 100 years in the future and then 1000 years from now.

   So we're getting a blueprint for the world of the mutants, and there's a lot to chew on here.

   The story is illustrated by R.B. Silva and Adriano Di Benedetto, with color art by Matte Gracia, and it's powerful work, managing a different look for each era but linking the different settings together.

   This may be a tougher read for the casual X-Fan, but there's obviously been a lot of planning and design here, and it's a rewarding read for those brave enough to tackle it. 


Grade: A


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good stuff!