Review: Immortal X-Men #1
When it comes to the X-Men, there is an air of mystery which usually pulls fans to them. I can remember the first time I picked up one of their issues. I was at Jim Hanley’s Universe back home in New York, which was one of the coolest comic book stores ever. It had Colossus on the cover, and from that issue on, I was hooked.
As the years have gone by there have been many authors who have guided that ship, but very few whose runs were memorable. One of the most honored is Chris Claremont and another being Kieron Gillen. In the debut issue of Immortal X-Men, Gillen returns, for a frightening take on the Quiet Council who rules during the Krakoan Age.
We are taken to Paris 1919, where Essex and Adler speak of the coming war, as both are members of the Quiet Council, and though Krakoa has enjoyed relative peace, it doesn’t stop infighting from bubbling over. We are taken to a meeting, where Magneto has decided to retire, which immediately creates a power vacuum, one which has each council member plotting for control. As Destiny gets her share of sycophants amongst the council members to nominate a new member, an unlikely frontrunner rises , Hope, who brought back Destiny and intimidates most on the island. By issue’s end,a slighted mutant takes revenge on the council for not choosing her, unleashing a deadly behemoth, that could consume all the inhabitants.
Altogether, Immortal X-Men #1 is one of the better stories from this event, making Gillen the perfect storyteller. The story by Gillen is action packed. The art by creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a palace intrigue play that involves your favorite mutants, no one could write this better.
Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Lucas Werneck
Color: David Curiel Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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