Review – Inhumans vs X-Men #4: Time is running out!

  • Writer: Jeff Lemire & Charles Soule
  • Artist: Lenil Francis Yu
  • Colorist: David Curiel
  • Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

Are the X-Men in the wrong? If you think about it, they have a legit cause, a threatening mist is poisoning all mutants on the planet yet it still feels as if the X-Men are in the wrong. You may ask the question as to why it seems that way, and the answers simple just look at the last pass crossovers, the X-Men haven’t been a shining example of heroes in the past so when they do have an actually cause to fight it still feels like they’re in the wrong.

The Royal Family finally find a way out of limbo, Iso and Inferno gather the new inhumans and devise a plan to infiltrate Muir Island using Mosaic’s unique ability, he tries to take control of Magneto but because of Magneto’s experience with mind control the possession doesn’t last long and he is spotted causing him to steal a aircraft for a quick escape. Meanwhile the royal gets free and with help of Johnny Storm set a fire around the mansion in order to keep them from attacking them, but Medusa and the rest of the royal family are confronted by Colossus.

When Mosaic returns to New Jersey he tells them the Royal family is in Limbo, and he also tells them about the Terrigen clouds are more dangerous then what they initially thought, this revelation has the younger inhuman’s questioning whether who is right and who is wrong

Conclusion:  When you have two groups believing what they’re doing is the right thing your almost certain conflict will happen, and this crossover brings that issue to the forefront once again. This is an issue that’s similar to what’s going on in today’s society more than ever, you have two teams fighting because they believe each other’s race is in danger and that there’s no other way. But because Ms. Marvel, Inferno, Iso and company are on the outside looking in they see it differently and that’s putting doubts in what they should do next.

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Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Review – Inhumans vs X-Men #3 :Where’s Black Bolt!

  • Writer: Jeff Lemire & Charles Soule
  • Artist: Lenil Francis Yu
  • Colorist: David Curiel
  • Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu & David Curiel

After escaping Wolverine (X-23), ISO and inferno find themselves face to face with the original Wolverine (Logan) and fight between them breaks out, surprisingly inferno holds his own against Logan even going as far as knocking him out. With logan out for the count the two capture Forge and blow up his machine, back in limbo the Royal family are coming up with a plan for escape. The young inhumans inferno and ISO come up with a way to get help against the X-Men, they decide to get in touch with Kamala Khan Aka Ms. Marvel who they know can get other inhumans to help them.
The meat of the issue is when Young Beast, but before that we see Jean Grey and Karnak are in what looks like an illusionary world, Kanrnak sees through the illusion and escapes but is quickly confronted by Fantomex.  I said before the meat of this issue is when young and older beast chat with the X-Men, with forge gone the X-Men can’t get rid of the Terrigen Mist, the McCoy’s are trying to come up with another way but Emma and the rest of the X-Men believe the time for action is a must because once the royal family gets free things will become even harder, with Emma hint that if Black Bolt is freed all hell will break loose.

The reavel of Black Bolts capture and hinted release is sure to make things a bit more interesting in the future, with the mist still lurking around the teams’ main focus is getting Forge back as soon as possible, but with ISO and Inferno gathering inhumans to help recapture New Attilan, the X-Men could have major issues going forward.

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Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★½☆ 
Overall:★★★½☆ 

Review – Inhumans vs X-Men #2 : Fate in the hands of two inhumans

  • Writer: Jeff Lemire & Charles Soule
  • Artist: Lenil Francis Yu
  • Colorist: David Curiel
  • Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu & David Curiel

The majority of the action takes place in New Attilan, With Black Bolt,Crystal and Karnak all out of commission the X-men are able to attack Medusa and the other inhumans with ease. The plan was simple attack and take out the royal family without harming the innocent civilians during the process, for most part they accomplished that goal thanks to Magik, she uses limbo as a prison for the inhumans.

Throughout most of the issue we see the perspective of the situation form each of the X-Men, whether it be through actions or dialog we get a good idea of how each member of team is feeling. While Storm is all for taking out the inhumans, she’s not about killing them unjust, Meanwhile Magnetio and his band are willing to do whatever it takes. Johnny Storm tires his best to deflate the situation by asking Medusa to not fight back, but she explains to him the X-Men are way past keeping the peace and that as queen she must defend her home and people.

Storm and the X-Men finally takedown the last few royal family members and put them in limbo, at the same time ISO and Inferno look for Eldrac the Door in order to escape a determine Wolverine (X-23), the issue ends with inferno and ISO begin teleported to Alberta where Forge and Old man look stand waiting.

Conclusion:  Without Black Bolt the Inhumans have no chance against the X-Men, as a team the X-Men are a force to be reckoned with and this issue displays that, you can argue that even with Black Bolt they still would have lost. When the X-Men are written to having a just cause, they are enjoyable to read, unlike the Avengers vs X-Men crossover I find this crossover more bit more enjoyable at the moment, I’m looking forward to seeing how this conflict plays out.

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Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★½☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Review – Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: John Timms
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

Inhumans
Dave Johnson Cover

On Battleworld Black Bolt and his rebellions are being push back Medusa, under heavy fire Black bolt, Naja and Mega-Rad give one last all-out attack, Naja jumps into fly but is quickly shot down so Black Bolt tells Mega-Rad to attack from underground, the plan seems to be working at first as the take out many of Medusa’s men, on the top of a rocky hill top Medusa and Gorgon are watching. On her orders Gorgon attacks Mega-Rad, causing him to lose his hulk abilities. Meanwhile in New York City the Quiet Room is under attack by Medusa’s men as well the other Inhumans are under the same heavy fire, Murdoch and Karnak are holding their own, when Nur, who has Kamala Khan with him enters the Quiet Room he too jumps into the fray and takes out a handful of men with his Photokinetic Projection ability. But like Black Bolt and the others things turn sour when Auran sneaks behind Nur and tells him to put his hands

Back on Battleworld Black Bolt tells Triton and the others to get ready to move out due to their heavy hitters being taken out, so under is orders the run for it as he stays to take on Medusa by himself, he process to tell her that his plan is to turn himself over if she would let the others free, this surprises Medusa.

Meanwhile in New York Murdoch, Karnak and Nur get the upper hand again on Auran but when Karnak uses a device to escape but instead of escaping they trap themselves, we then go back to Triton, Naja, and Mega-Rad using Eldrac the Door to return back to the Quiet room but they quickly get a feeling that something is wrong with the gate to the room, it’s no longer there, with no gate the crew wonder just where they will end up.

The issue ends with Auran capturing Murdoch and company and Medusa capturing Black Bolt, Vuran states that the resistance is shattered and Medusa says that things are just getting started.

This issues focuses on the fights between the two teams, in other words it was a closing chapter for the show down between the New Attilan’s inhumans and Black Bolts Inhumans. We do get some insight on Mega-Rad’s power, it seems he has a limit to how much damage he can take before running out of gamma power, I’m interested to see Mega-Rad’s evolution in the future.

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Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★½☆ 

Marvel First Look: Exclusive First Look Skottie Young All-New Ivaders #1 & She Hulk #1 Covers

ALL-NEW INVADERS #1 All-New Invaders #1 variant cover by Skottie Young
Written by James Robinson
Art by Steve Pugh

“GODS AND SOLDIERS” PART ONE
Eisner Award winner James Robinson (STARMAN, EARTH 2) returns to MARVEL, uniting with Steve Pugh (ANIMAL MAN, HOTWIRE, GEN-X) to create a unique, modern day take on the Invaders. The Kree Empire intends to conquer the universe using a weapon that will grant them an army of Norse Gods. It falls to four heroes united by their past—Captain America, Namor, The Original Human Torch and the Winter Soldier—who must now face the future and wage war against the Kree to save Earth.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 
On Sale January 22, 2014

All-New Invaders #1 variant cover by Skottie Young #2SHE-HULK #1
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Javier Pulido

Jennifer Walters Is….The She Hulk! A stalwart Avenger, valued member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. A 7-foot-tall drink of cool, emerald water, she’s tough enough to knock out Galactus with one punch (possibly?) and has a heart bigger than the moon. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is starting to be a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She-Hulk might have bitten off a little more than she can chew…but she just calls that that Tuesday.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 
On Sale February 12, 2014

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