X-Lapsed, Episode 13 – X-Men #1 (2019)

X-Lapsed, Episode 13


X-Men (vol.5) #1 (December, 2019)
“Pax Krakoa”
Writer – Jonathan Hickman
Pencils – Leinil Francis Yu
Inks – Gerry Alanguilan
Colors – Sunny Gho
Letters – VC’s Clayton Cowles
Design – Tom Muller
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: October 16, 2019





Ladies and Gentlemen, we have finally arrived!

Welcome to Dawn of X… well, about a year later than everybody else. Today we’re kicking off the new post-HoX/DoX X-Men landscape with a look at X-Men #1… or izzit, X-Men LGY#645? Ehh, who worries about silly things like numbering? Certainly nobody out there would ever devote like five minutes to complaining about something so silly. Err, please listen anyway.

We check up on Orchis, meet a posthuman in “current year”, and have an uncanny dinner with the Summers Family. Prepare to be weirded out!

One comment

  1. Yet another amazing episode.

    Your description of how the legacy numbering works makes me glad that I walked away for many years. Maybe Moira faked her death to avoid that legacy virus. It seems like a symptom of the broken system at Marvel that demands repeated number ones even if there is nothing new.

    You responded to the issue in a similar way to me. The soap opera stuff worked better than the superhero stuff. I'm never very interested in seeing fights against armies of goons but turning them into apes was definitely fun.

    The one thing you missed with the diagram of the Summers house is that Jean's room is the middle one and she has connecting doors to both Scott and Logan. They definitely want us to know that Jean is in relarionships with both men. This is one of those niggles in my brain that implies Xavier is altering the resurrected. I feel like the established Jean and Scott would not enter into a three-way relationship even if it was attractive to them. They are both very small-c conservative.

    As for the empty rooms, it's probably worth having a couple of spares if Scott keeps inviting people to stay. But there was that Sinister Secret about more Summers siblings. Maybe one of them will claim a room.

    I'm with you all the way about Lienil Yu. He's a great action adventure artist but he can't really deliver the domestic stuff. Everyone is a bit stiff. I feel like Hickman is writing for a Paul Smith-type but he's been given a Jim Lee.

    Looking forward to Marauders because I have a lot of love for that book.

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