This is much better stuff from Brisson! The DOX website sub plot has been bubbling away in the background through Brisson’s issues and it finally comes to a head in this issue…but, cleverly, that’s really not what this issue is about.
This issue is about Glob Herman and his relationship with his father, which he opens up to Magik about.
You see, Glob’s dad is a mutant hater, the kind that would have been involved with DOX and Glob was raised to hate mutants too…and is, of course, a mutant.
After all of the global politics of the Hickman era, it’s good to see the mutant metaphor revisited in such a powerful way. Glob’s story is one that will, I’m sure, resonate with many LGBT kids who grew up in Christian households. Raised to be fervently anti-gay, who then hit puberty and realised that they were the very thing they were raised to hate…and all the complex feelings and emotions, such as anger and self-hatred, that come with that.
This is really good stuff, with excellent art by Marco Failla and an awesome cover by Mike Del Mundo.