Way of X #3 by Simon Spurrier

Way of X #3Way of X #3 by Simon Spurrier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is just superb.

Spurrier picks up from the Hellfire Gala with Kurt getting blind drunk and waking up the morning after with a raging hangover and a bee in his bonnet about the birds and the bees. Or, to be more specific, about the mutants’ need to make more mutants.

This brings him into conflict with Stacy X, who has been extolling the mental health benefits of sexual intimacy and dolling out contraceptives for those partaking. This, of course, rubs the very Catholic Nightcrawler the wrong way, but more specifically he’s focused on the need to populate Krakoa with mutant babies. However, she points out that not only do the resurrection protocols have the whole “make more mutants” thing covered, but they’re getting a steady stream of abandoned mutant babies dropped through the gates of Krakoa, and what they need is parents.

Add to this explorations of mutant sexuality, when certain powers prevent physical contact, and David Haller using that to root out the corrupting influence of Onslaught and you get a very dense and thought provoking comic…which also happens to be very funny and just generally wonderful.

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