Planet-Sized X-Men #1 Hellfire Gala Review

by Ryan.L on June 16, 2021

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Colorist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles
Design: Tom Muller

Wow! I don't think I've had my mind blown like this before. This issue was just on an entire other level!

So the mutants have looked to the stars and from what many had predicted, they turned their attention to Mars.

As you could tell I'm a massive fan of this book. There was just so many elements that really came together to create such a fantastic story. That's what really has been a theme with the new x-books, synergies. Like back with the Five and the resurrection protocols. I was so intrigued with that and how Jonathan Hickman brought those mutants together, and synergized their powers to create the resurrection protocols. Then later in S.W.O.R.D. they did something similar with that team. Now the Omega level mutants have topped all of that.

While this is comics, the real science behind how they did what they did in this book is so cool. Not only on paper, but at a science level, and on a fictional dramatic level as well. It fits perfectly into the narrative that has been building in the current x-books. Then top that off with stunning art and colors and we've got a mind blowingly good book.

I've gone back to look at different moments in this book several times because it's just absolutely beautiful. I applaud this creative team for delivering one of the best comics of the year!

Overall Planet-Sized X-Men is a triumph and one of the best comics of the year. It's so fantastically crafted and packed with gorgeous art and colors. This definitely gives us a look at the bold new direction the mutants are heading in and I'm all in on this ride.

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