Since 2019’s House of X and Powers of X, writer Jonathan Hickman and a host of amazing creators have revolutionized the X-Men franchise. Now begins the Reign of X, the latest chapter in Hickman’s grand vision for mutantkind, and acclaimed writer Si Spurrier brings fans a groundbreaking new series: Way of X. Known for his high-concept storytelling on titles like X-Men Legacy and X-Force, Spurrier returns to the X-Men with a series that will explore some of the most pressing questions that have been raised in this thought-provoking new era. Led by Nightcrawler, a brand-new team of mutants will assemble to confront the dark mysteries of the X-Men’s new way of life.
Mutantkind has built a new Eden… but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts…Only one mutant senses the looming shadows. Snared by questions of death, law and love, only Nightcrawler can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he – and the curious crew he assembles (including fan-favorites Dr. Nemesis, Pixie, and Blink) – can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. This is the WAY OF X.
Joining Spurrier to bring these unique mysteries to life will be rising star artist Bob Quinn and the first issue features a cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Be there for this unmissable entry of Reign of X when Way of X hits stands this April.
(W) Al Ewing, Tim Seeley (A) Carlos Villa, Bob Quinn (CA) Carlos E. Gomez Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 10, 2019 SRP: $4.99
“SECRET WARPS,” PART 2 – INFERNO ATTACKS! Weapon Hex and Speed Weasel join the fight for Warp World as the forces of Hell invade the streets of New York City! PLUS: A bonus tale of the spellbound sisters taking down a ferocious furry femme!
Uncanny X-Men #19 is when the magician reveals how they did their trick. Focused entirely on Emma Frost, the issue weaves her story and machinations. We learn about her manipulation and game of chess and how that’s impacted the X-Men. Why did Logan and Scott team up? Why did Scott have a list? What was up with that Mr. Sinister fight? Captain America is doing what? Anole stole what? It’s all explained here and it’s impressive.
Writer Matthew Rosenberg takes us in to the Hellfire Club. It’s a new club with very interesting members. Each makes you ponder what it all means and how things have shifted. Emma Frost sits at the head of it all, manipulating her way through life. But why is she doing it? Rosenberg reveals that too. We get a clear motivation and some struggles as she attempts to outmaneuver the person pulling her strings.
This is very much the moment in the film where you learn how the robber pulled off the heist. As each piece of the puzzle is shown, it all makes a bit more sense.
Rosenberg does kill off yet another character. It’s something this run will become known for, for better or worse.
The art is pretty solid in the issue. That’s in spite of numerous artists and inkers. The transition from one to the other is fairly smooth and doesn’t hinder the issue at all.
Uncanny X-Men #19 brings it all together. Uncanny X-Men #19 explains so much as to what has been going on. The issue also explains why some things have felt off in this run, though still fun. If you’re not more excited by the time the issue wraps up, I don’t know what to say, but this one has me loving the X-Men again. If you’re an X-fan, this is a must buy.
Story: Matthew Rosenberg Art: Carlos Villa, Carlos Gómez, Bob Quinn Ink: Juan Vlasco, Adriano Di Benedetto, Michelle Delecki, Carlos Gómez, Bob Quinn Color: Guru-eFX Letterer: Joe Caramagna Story: 8.0 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation:Buy
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This June marks 50 issues of Kamala Khan, and in Ms. Marvel #31, Marvel is celebrating…slumber party style! As Ms. Marvel #31 brings Kamala, Zoe, Nakia and Mike together for a best friends sleepover, the comic publisher is also bringing along some very special friends to commemorate this landmark issue.
Marvel has announced that in addition to rising stars and award-winning creators such as G. Willow Wilson, Hugo Award nominee Saladin Ahmed and New York Times bestseller Rainbow Rowell, Ms. Marvel #31’s all-star roster of talent will include Daily Show correspondent and Peabody Award-winning comedy writer Hasan Minhaj!
Named one of the most influential American Muslims in the media, Minhaj has made waves as an actor, writer, and activist. He was the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner, and his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Homecoming King, is currently streaming on Netflix. Later this summer, he’ll be seen in the upcoming comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me.
Along with this stellar line-up of writing talent, Marvel is excited to announce that series regular artist Nico Leon will be joined on Ms. Marvel #31 by celebrated artists Bob Quinn, Gusatvo Duarte, and Elmo Bondoc.
Will Kamala be able to save Jersey City AND her party? It’s an epic adventure in a very special landmark issue of Ms. Marvel, coming to comic shops this June 27th!