*Obie, through his dabbling in arcane magics mixed with ancient corrupt business practices, has had not just the colors of his fur switched, but a complete overhaul of his work ethic as well…I think I’m kinda okay with the mishap.
***Possible Spoilers Below***
Friday Slice of Heaven
Powers of X being the conclusion of both that series and the event) I can already say I’m going to miss it. Hickman’s story has not only been compelling enough to make me buy a weekly comic but one that brought me back into the X-Men fold while making me want to continue along the journey for at least one or two of the many titles to come in the aftermath of whatever happens this Wednesday. And I CANNOT WAIT to be there for it all. Here, Xavier, with Magneto and Moira at his side, tells the world’s humans of the wondrous offerings he has for them…and the price humanity must pay to attain them. It’s not a great price, but it is a price none-the-less. We also see the first meeting of the Quiet Council of Krakoa, with all but one member—the mysterious “Red King”—in attendance, as they draw up their first laws and pass down their first judgment for a grievous crime. Then, the mutants celebrate. Not a single punch is thrown, not one mutant power is fired against another mutant or human. It is almost all talking and revelry and because of Hickman’s masterful pacing and characterizations, senseless brawling would have greatly diminished the impact of this issue. During Xavier’s address to the world, I could not help but mutter aloud “Oh my god, what?!” as I could not believe what was actually going down and that Xavier was the one actually leading the charge. I can’t remember the last time a Marvel comic has left me pondering the transpirings within its pages and, man, do I have questions: Who is the Red King? Why has Moira been so utterly quiet for the past few issues after being such a major component of the first quarter of the event? What happened in Moira’s 6th timeline? Why do we continue to not see Xavier’s face? Has Doug Ramsey somehow infected Krakoa with technology? What about Krakoa’s sibling and the original Four Horsemen? I’m sure I will have other questions come to mind and ideas as to what has happened and what is going to happen as I go about the days leading up to new comic Wednesday, and that is where the true power of this series lies; it remains with you long after setting the book down. I can already imagine December’s hardcover collection sitting upon my favorite shelf.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
four available trades or the soon-to-be-released hardcover.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Heavy Metal Magazine art. Anyhow, I’m still digging whatever is going on in this comic and will be there for the six-issue Blackstars miniseries and for the second season of The Green Lantern whenever it returns. If you are down with some truly senses-shattering art and a mind-bending story to boot, then you should pick up the first of two hardcover collections and see if you can grock what is going on better than I do.
That’s all for this week, Denizens. I have a month of birthday festivities ahead of me and they simply will not wait. See you next time!