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X-Men comic of August 14 2019

August 14, 2019

Follow me on Twitter (@XMenXPert). I really need to start catching up with all the shows I’m behind on. Buuuut I probably won’t. Depression is fun like that. I’ve also got a shit-ton of comics to catch up on. But, again, depression is fun. Honestly, I should just get on anti-depressants already. The problem with that is that it means going to a doctor and explaining why I need them, and that takes effort, and . . . Depression is fun. But hey, at least I have comics to talk about.

Powers of X #2, by Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di Benedetto, Marte Gracia, and Clayton Cowles. In the past, Charles and Moira visit Magneto on his island, to show him what happens in the worlds where Xavier and Magneto don’t work together. Moira’s idea is all of mutantdom working together. I feel like that’s been tried, but sure, OK. In the present, Xavier shows Scott the plans for a Mother Mold, a Master Mold that builds Master Molds, in orbit around the sun. Xavier and Magneto explain who Orchis are, with one particularly good line from Magneto.

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Remember that HYDRA are Nazis.

Nice touch, with Magneto scornfully referring to Operation: Paperclip. No surprise that a Jew would hold a grudge about that. Anyway, in addition to the normal concerns about Sentinels, they also think this is where Nimrod happens. Magneto notes just how ridiculous the mission to stop Mother Mold is, and questions if it can even be done, which gives a great Scott moment.

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No doubts.

You know he’s already working on the logistics. Adapting plans he’s already come up with for assaults on space stations (because of course Scott has plans for assaults on space stations). In the future, during the war against Sentinels, the remaining X-Men are led by Apocalypse. Also, Nimrod is capable of lying and apparently quite enjoys it. And Future Xorn is delightfully nihilistic and I like that. And in the far future, the Phalanx pay a visit. So, this issue has more plot developments. The first few issues were world-building, loads and loads of exposition to provide context for the plot. This issue is where we start to actually get plot.

And the non-X-stuff.

Gwenpool Strikes Back #1, by Leah Williams, David Baldeon, Jesus Aburtov, and Joe Caramagna. Side note: Caramagna might be angling for an Eisner with this mini. He’s doing some crazy stuff with the lettering. Anyway, Gwen wants to get powers so she can get used more and stick around in comics. Also, bananas are radioactive. True fact! This is great.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #47, by Ryan North, Derek Charm, Rico Renzi, and Travis Lanham. We enter the final arc of this series, and I’m very sad. But they’re definitely going out with a bang. Melissa Morbeck reveals Squirrel Girl’s secret identity to the world, and things are now different.

Ironheart #9, by Eve Ewing, Luciano Vecchio, Geoffo, Matt Milla, and Clayton Cowles. Riri and Shuri meet! It goes great! Shuri kicks it off by trolling Riri, then criticizing her manners. It’s funny how poorly they get along, at least at first. Also, Silhouette! Woot! So glad to have her show up. She’s awesome. She’s one of a very few disabled superheroes, and even fewer whose powers aren’t related to or compensate for her disability. She really stands out in that sense, and yet she gets no use. So I’m very happy to see Ewing and Vecchio bring her in. She’s also notable for being Blasian, which isn’t common in cape comics. So that’s cool. But yeah, more disabled superheroes, please.

Captain Marvel #9, by Kelly Thompson, Carmen Carnero, Tamra Bonvillain, and Clayton Cowles. Carol has a secret cave base. That’s new.

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One Comment
  1. It’s nice that Powers of X is starting to build on the plot instead of world building, but I found Powers of X 2 kind of confusing. Feels like this series may be hard to judge properly until it’s done.

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