For those who shrugged and said, “Why should we care?” after the events of Planet Size X-Men, here’s your answer. As that specific question is levelled at Abigail Brand by the group of intergalactic diplomats who’s gathered on the Peake to witness the terraforming of Mars.
After all, what’s the terraforming of one planet to the Shi’ar Imperium?
But, of course, there’s more to it than that, and Brand’s revelation could turn the galactic economy on its head. Which, you know, should probably be boring, but it’s not boring when Al Ewing writes it.
And then Doom turns up and demands to know who’s king of the solar system. The answer is, of course, obvious, but I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read the book yet.
the final scene is one that’s been a long time coming and will certainly have major repercussions moving forward, but…once again…spoilers!