Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing House of X #2 which is written by Jonathan Hickman and features art by Pepe Larraz.
I love what Jonathan Hickman is doing here with House of X. I think that it feels fresh and does an amazing job at linking to so many previous stories in the X-Men mythos. I love all the nods and references to previous stories, heck even a lot of the original X-Men work is being brought up here and I can’t help but love that. It shows that Hickman knows the X-Men and that he is trying to bring back what we loved so much about them.
This issue focuses a lot on Moira Mactaggart, who we last saw in the Powers of X #1. I reviewed that here:
This was interesting because this story reveals that she is actually a mutant with the power of reincarnation. She has seen many outcomes of the future and I really enoy that story point. It let us see the possible timelines that Moira has been apart of and what happens to mutants in them. It also tells us that Mutants are destined to either fail or be massacred, so that’s dismal. However, I like how Hickman is leading up to Moira doing something that hse has never tried before to change the future with Professor Xavier. I like this because for once it isn’t cable coming to fix everything, instead, it’s a minor character who is changed for the better. And the outcome seems inevitable, but there is always a chance for a good future and that reads like every good X-Men story. That’s why I love this and why I really appreciate how Hickman is redefining the X-Men by using their core value and concepts to make a familiar story into a new age classic.
Overall, this was a great book and I just wish I had the whole story now.
(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: 19 / 20