Review: Inhumans vs X-Men #5

inhumans_vs__x_men__5Inhumans vs. X-Men #5 comes with a little bit of fire. There’s a lot of action packed into the less than 28 pages but, there’s also a damn good continuation of the story. Readers are treated to an unlikely alliance, a couple of rescue missions and, a vengeance gone rational.

Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire are building one hell of an arc by sharing a story that does what the X-Men tales do best. We get to see compassion and real life prejudices and social situations play out on the pages of a comic book. The story isn’t as hard line and action movie based as the earlier issues but, it is a solid read. This issue is kind of a turning point in the story where each side begins to better understand the other sides motives. The younger versions of both teams have figured out where the other side is coming from and seem ready to set out on some kind of wacky kids teach their parents to get along style set up. The way Soule and Lemire set this part of the story arc up means that as cliched as that ideas sounds.

Javier Garron provides the clean and modern art work that makes each panel feel like a storyboard for an awesome cartoon. The lines are crisp, the facial expressions are realistic and, the action looks hard. There’s a lot of beauty in the pages and the art becomes a nice part of the story itself.

Without giving away too much I can say that overall this was a solid read. There’s passion, emotion and, a good story combined with something pretty for the readers to look at. The story never feels forced and follows a natural progression to the arc with a twist that comes out of nowhere but, still seems plausible. There are no cheap gimmicks to draw the readers in making this issue a decent read that feels like a nice throw back to classic comic style.

Story: Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire Art: Javier Garron
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review