Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Powers of X #1 which is written by Jonathan Hickman and art by R.B. Silva.
I really love how Jonathan Hickman is taking control and rebooting the X-men in a sense. I really enjoyed House of X and I was excited to see what happens in Powers of X which is another series that coincides with his House of X story. I had no idea what this book was going to about besides the X-men, so what did I think?
I liked it. I thought that it builds upon the X-men mythos and also brings back a lot of characters that we haven’t seen in a while. Specifically, I am talking about Nimrod. I was surprised by how this book was written and how it divides the book into four times. Early Professor X, Current time, Nimrod’s future, and finally even further in the future when the mutants have taken over Earth. I enjoyed this even though I wish I could have gotten more from any of the times instead of splitting the book into quarters. It was nice to see how the world is seemingly going to evolve and how the hate of mutants will become humanities downfall. Each story shows a different state of the mutant community and their state on Earth. My favorite part was probably during Nimrod’s future when we follow Rasputin who is genetically the granddaughter of Colossus and Kitty Pryde. Although I wish for more information, I love how Hickman is building the mythos.
Overall, it is a good book and I am highly interested to see what happens from here.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16.5 / 20