X-Men #1 by Gerry Duggan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you want an X-Men #1 these days you just have to wait a little while and a new one will come along!
The new X-Men team, elected during the recent Hellfire Gala, sets up a new base right in the heart of New York City. I’m glad we’re not heading back to the mansion, and I honestly hope we never hit that particular reset button again (although I’m sure that eventually the X-office will be taken over by people who grew up on the 90s cartoon and the Jim Lee X-Men #1 and we’ll be right back there again). So, no, no mansion. A tree house.
Yes, you read that right, the X-Men’s new base of operations is a tree house. An awesome Krakoan tree house. And I kinda love it.
This issue sees them take on a Kaiju-like monster in New York city, and so they essentially combine their powers to build their own Jaeger. It’s awesome. And definitely a new an interesting way to have the team combine their powers.
It seems this Kaiju was sent from an intergalactic space casino, where a selection of aliens were betting on its success or failure. Also, the High Evolutionary was there. He didn’t say anything or do anything but the art very pointedly showed him to us. I’m hoping this proves to be significant.
The art, by Pepe Larraz and Marta Gracia is spectacular, and everything we’ve come to expect from a modern X-book.
All in all this is a great start to a new series.