Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: R. B. Silva
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 31, 2019
Cover Price: $5.99
FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!Marvel Comics
After “House of X #1” comes Hickman’s “Powers of X #1”, a natural follow-up on the new mythos of X-Men. It is now obvious that Hickman has an ace hidden in his sleeve and we can’t wait to see him slowly unfold it and winning back the entire pot of fans that were disappointed with (let’s be honest) most of the previous X-Men storylines dating back quite a while.
Talking about dates, the Powers of X picks up not only after the House of X left us off, but before, as well as thousands of years in the future. Yes, you’ve read that right. Hickman did not just create another linear timeline X-Men comic, but he transformed him on an epic sci-fi storyline jumping off four distinct X-Men moments. And let me tell you, that all of them are filled with action, story, drama, and depth.
When it comes to art, Silva has made it clear that he is a master of creativity. It’s not an everyday task to create art that will try to embody the future of human and mutantkind. Yet, Silva was given a task to do so and he did it in the best way possible.
Try to keep in mind that this is a brave new beginning for the X-Men by the hands of Hickman. A big part of every new beginning is the author’s intention to fill you in on all those details that brought us to this point while making sure that new readers are not going to get lost.
Both House of X and Power of X first issues seemed to provide a bit too much information as a form of an infographic which might have caused some readers to get bored but played a huge role on working as a guide.
Having said that, reading Powers of X is not a walk in the park either. New readers will definitely get a bit confused but reading it more than once will help make things fall into place, especially if you remind yourself that this is a continuity of House of X #1.
Overall it was an amazing start on a comic series that we already know is going to smash it. It wasn’t as good as House of X but only because there was a lot of confusion with the jumping points in time and the extra reading material in between. Hickman and Silva deliver another huge blow!