Inhumans vs X-Men #1

by Ryan.L on December 14, 2016

Writer: Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Colorist: David Curiel
Publisher: Marvel Comics

So the terrigen clouds have been killing mutants while making new inhumans. Cyclops team battled the inhumans and  while neutralizing one of the clouds Cyclops was killed by Black Bolt. There is one cloud left and the mutants are running out of time.

Last issue got us all caught up with everything that has happened since Death of X. The inhumans and the mutants have made a truce. Both sides are very weary of the other thinking that they may break the trust at any time. Tensions are at an all time high as Emma Frost ensures Storm that she as the perfect plan to deal with the terrigen cloud and the inhumans.

This issue we get to see things finally truly kick off. Beast has discovered that he was not able to come up with a solution for the cloud and the only thing left is to go to the mutants and let them know the sad truth. What are they to do now? Not everyone is happy with Beasts options tht he gives them. Not to worry though Emma has a plan.

I loved this issue a lot and I found myself saying many times "this is what Death of X should have been." Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire have really crafted an intriguing story. Yes it's more heroes versus heroes and thats getting pretty boring. But this works for me. We get to see the plan Emma has forged feathered throughout the issue so when you reach the end of the issue it's overall impact is that much great because you've clued into what has been happening.

Also this is a huge 44 paged issue. Every character really is true to their personality unlike how they were in Death of X. I loved how much attitude Emma has and her one liners kept me laughing constantly. 

All those X-fans out there should rejoice, this issue truly celebrates the X-Men and show just how amazing they are. I found myself cheering at the end because it's been so long since we have seen them act with such finesse. The most impressive moments for me were Dazzler and Jean Grey. Their parts are where I was cheering the most and got me the most excited. Jean is incredibly smart and we really get to see that in this issue.

The art work for this issue was also top notch. Everyone looked stunning and the issue really had the look and feel of what a major event should. I love the color palate that was chosen. There is a lot of dark thick outlines and shadows but with a lot of bright colors that just really worked well together and gave the pages a lot of depth and weight. This is a heavy story and the art should reflect that. If this had a bit more of a cartoonish look like Death of X had I don't think it would have been as effective as what Leinil Francis yu, Gerry Alanguilan and David Curiel have delivered here.

I can't recommend this event enough. I was so hesitant after Death of X and also Civil War II that this would be another dud, but that couldn't have been farther from the truth. long time X-fans have been worried that the rumor Marvel is killing them off and we are no longer going to get great X-books anymore is true. The current X-Men series have been poor at best so that was no help to the overwhelming consensus that the rumors are true. This event and issue especially shows us that the rumors are not true. Marvel still supports and loves the X-Men and wants to give us great X-stories. This issue is like a love story to the X-Men and shows us everything we love about them.

Pick this event up because it is one of the better events Marvel has delivered to us in years and I know you wont be dissapointed, unless you're more of an Inhumans fan.


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