Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #4 Review

by Ryan.L on June 12, 2019

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Salva Espin
Publisher: Marvel Comics
The Battle with Omega Red comes to a close with some unfortunate casualties. We get to see a more in depth view into the inner workings of En Sabah Nur and his X-Tracts.
It's unfortunate that such a lackluster mini-series has some pretty important moments for the event as a whole. Right up until the very last page of this book, I was still wondering why this is even a part of the event: ‘Age of X-Man?’ The last page of this book does help shed some light on some revelations the other books happened to give us, but it does not redeem the mini-series.
I loved that we got a look into more of Eye-boy and his powers, in somewhat of a spotlight. He was another character that has been a student and seemed pretty unimportant, but it was nice to see this creative team show us that his powers are more than just having eyes all over himself. We are starting to see as the event gets ready to wrap up certain mutants, who are in the know and will have an impact in the end, or so we hope. Eye-boy looks like he could be one of those mutants, and that’s kind of exciting.
The last thing I really enjoyed about this book was the fight with Omega Red. I loved this version of him and the fight was really well done. It is probably the highlight of this entire mini-series. This creative team really made Omega Red into a threat and that there were consequences to this large battle. I would really love to see more of this version of Omega Red in future books, or at least a similar styling of him.
Overall this issue doesn't contribute much to the mini-series or the event. We get an end to the battle with Omega Red and then there are some secrets that are found out by one of the X-Tracts. Beyond the last page, I would skip this series altogether. 

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