X-Men (2019-) #10 by Jonathan Hickman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m not going to lie, I had to look up who Petra and Sway are. I mean, I’ve read Deadly Genesis…once…and once was enough. Not that it matters, of course…
Look, this is something that Hickman does really well…he takes an issue that may well be utterly inconsequential and makes it feel like there’s something incredibly important going on…like there’s some deeply significant revelation that’s going to be crucial at some point in the future.
That may or may not be the case here, but if nothing else he’s made Vulcan interesting. He’s made him a character about whom there are unanswered questions. There is now a mystery surrounding him, and that makes him infinitely more interesting than just being the extra Summers brother that everyone forgets about.
Also, I liked Petra and Sway. More of them, please.
Oh, yeah, and this is an Emprye crossover, but it’s one that feels fairly natural because significant parts of Empyre happen on the moon, and there are X-Men currently living on the moon, so it would have been weird to not have them mention it.