Age of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men #4 Review

by Ryan.L on May 18, 2019

Writer: Zac Thompson
Artist: Lonnie Nadler
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Things are starting to come to a head, and we are reaching the end of the Age of X-Man. Though one can ask whats the point? I was excited for this event as it started off as a homage to the Age of Apocalypse. We are four issues into this mini-series especially and I'm having trouble staying engaged in this event.

Things do get a little more intense in this issue but again what is the actual point? There are things that are happening, rifts that are showing up in time and space, but no where does anything feel dire or like it is all about to end. There is no real struggle and life just continues. Even Apocalypse invades and all he seems to want is everyone to kiss and be intimate with each other. Like an orgy will save the world or something.

I think the most surprising thing is what happens with X-23 at the end. I'm of two minds about it as I think it's an interesting revelation and I'm excited to see how this impacts the world and the story as a whole. Though on the other side it feels a little to late and also with X-23's heightened senses she would have noticed this way earlier. With this feeling a little to late I don't think they will even get to really explain how she never noticed said revelation earlier and it will suffer because of that.

Overall this is an adequate issue. It still follows the formula set out in the first few issues but falls short from having any real impact. I'm this far through Age of X-Man so I my as well finish it, but I'm really starting to get the feeling that this event is just a filler series until we get Hickman's highly anticipated x-books in July just like Death of X was a filler for Inhumans vs X-Men.

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