It has been one of the most talked-about subjects on the fans of Marvel or Comic Fans today when it was first announced that Jonathan Hickman would be writing an X-Men story there was some skepticism but when the day arrived it was safe to say that it is in good hands, it does bring back wonder and curiosity for longtime fans and of course is an easy jump on point for new readers. There will be a review later in time but today we’ll be going over what’s new!
‘To me, my X-Men’
We’re greeted with Charles Xavier, who is sporting a new look (eerily similar to the Ultimates Universe’s Reed Richards; The Maker) and a new environment that looks like heaven but there may be more to it than it seems. The X-Men, their Mutant Brothers, and Sisters have a new home, a new relationship with Humanity through life-changing science, Xavier preparing a Bright, New Future for Mutant Kind on an island called Krakoa, An island nation that is a part sentient mutant, part independent nation; something Mutants could call home (fans are familiar with Krakoa, it was introduced in Giant X-Men #1 by Len Wein, Dave Cockrum).
One of the other things that we noticed right away is familiar faces such as Beast, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler spreading the seeds of Krakoa far and wide. But we also get a glimpse of the Cuckoo Sisters planting one of the Krakoa seeds at the Jerusalem Habitat; an embassy that was grown from the seeds that are staffed by Magneto, an Omega Level Mutant. That was another thing that this issue brings forward is a list of the ‘Who’s Who’ on Omega Level Mutants, not to mention an explanation of what does ‘Omega Level’ mean. This won a lot of fans over including websites like io9, CBR but it is good to see that this issue establishing the rules of what and who a Omega Level Mutant is.
Space Station built around a Sentinel’s Head?
With success always comes scrutiny as we see somewhere in Space, Agencies from AIM to STRIKE is preparing for something big, instead of casting aside that difference in the hope of co-operation with humanity, they’re simply asking them to deal with it. Meanwhile, somewhere in Space, a Space Station being built as a secret habitat for the human race in case of ‘Mutant Overpopulation’, one of the things you can count on that is an enemy of all of us is Paranoia and Uncertainty; what do they use to hide behind? The head of an old enemy; The Sentinel.