Monday, October 7, 2019

House of X #6 (of 6)

   The thing about Jonathan Hickman is: he does the hard work.

   For the final issue of House of X, he manages the not-inconsiderable feats of organizing Marvel's mutant society; establishing a new order and leadership; setting up a multitude of possible storylines; and taking away one of the biggest crutches the series has suffered under: death.

   He has crafted a new mutant society, and that's certainly impressive given the long history of this series.

   The issue introduces the first laws of the mutant nation - the equivalent of "Thou Shalt Not Kill" - and it's one that's going to be a challenge for some (I'm looking at you, Wolverine).

   It's also great to see the X-Men celebrating and happy about the new way of things. 

   This series (and its partner, Power of X) are a real shot in the arm for this series that had been struggling under its own weight. It breathes new life into the concept and makes a perfect jumping-on spot for longtime fans and newbies alike.

   The future is promising!

Grade: A




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