Comic Book Review: X-Men (2019)

Details: Currently ongoing. More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/27567/x-men_2019_-_2020

Score: 7/10

About twelve issues have been published in this series and I think that’s about enough to form an opinion. While most of the moments in this series have been all right, I find myself mostly disappointed. I think that’s because I wanted a more focused story which has point. That is not what this series is.

After House of X and Powers of X, Hickman has created a brave new world for the X-Men. This series touches upon larger plot points, but for the most part, this book and all the books spawned from House of X and Powers of X are meant to show a different slice of life in this new status quo.

This X-Men book, more than any other, visits so many various characters. There is no real main thrust to it. It’s all stand alone stories. And some of these stories are good. I just wish there was a main plot to it or a common enemy.

However, I think that’s the point of this book. It’s the core book for the entire X-Men comic book franchise and the books in this franchise are meant to tell their own smaller stories. When a big story needs to be told, they’ll tell it in a miniseries like X Of Swords.

The art is fine. If you’ve seen Lenil Yu’s work before, you’ll know that it’s a lot of the same poses and facial expressions.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but there’s no main point or conflict to it. Reading this book is kind of like going to the zoo. You get to look at lots of animals, but those animals are segregated from one another with no real cohesion. The stories in X-Men are all separate stories that only relate to each other because they involve different members of the X-Men.

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