Review: X-Men ’92: House of XCII #1
I am old enough to remember when the original X-Men cartoon came out inn 1992. It was nothing like anything else onscreen. As the cartoon came out long after Saturday mornings were no longer the haven it used to be when I was an adolescent. I was a freshman in high school,. So I watching cartoons was not on my radar.
In fact, I started veer off even reading comics at that time. This all changed one Saturday morning when I incidentally woke up early, and caught an episode of this classic show. It was different in many ways, often dealing with issues that most cartoons did not. In X-Men ’92: House of XCII #1, we are taken back to that time as they face the X-Men’s newest dilemma, the island of Krakoa.
We find the X-Men on a mission where they finally have chance to take down the Sentinel threat once and for all, as Wolverine tracks down Trask , right on the precipice of his revenge but he may be too late to stop him from carrying out his plan, which is where Magneto steps in, to help the X-Men. Meanwhile back on Earth,. Psylocke is showing mutants from other countries around the Krakoan Embassy in New York City, where they fend off an attack from a hate crime group , gaining solidarity from these nation states. We also catch up with Professor X, who has found a way for mutants to cheat death, as we find out how Professor X and Magneto become friends again and what lead to the creation of Krakoa. By the issue’s end, we find out Magneto and Professor X have been hiding a secret from everyone else and the Sentinel threat is far from decimated.
Overall, X-Men ’92: House of XCII #1 is a fun trip down memory lane, that only gets better as it takes place in the Krakoan age. The story by Foxe is masterful. The art by creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a book which ropes in old fans while giving an alternate take on this big event.
Story: Steve Foxe Art: Salva Espin
Color: Israel Silva Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
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