X-Corp #4 by Tini Howard

X-Corp #4 (X-Corp (2021-))X-Corp #4 (X-Corp by Tini Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“…and the whole thing with Layla and his baby was just so crushingly sad. (Don’t worry, nobody died!)” I wrote in my review of #3…and it seems I spoke too soon, because when you’ve got Jamie Madrox in your comic, it’s only a matter of time…

This is shaping up to be a great series. I had my doubts at the start, but it’s hit its stride now. I loved the twist that faced wit the threat of a corporate rival, rather than doing the usual X-Men thing of fighting them, they just bought the company out from under them instead.

That said, that tactic seems to have come back to bite them in the but…

The inclusion of traditional villains on this “team” makes for an interesting dynamic, and I trust neither Mastermind or Selene…especially Selene. I mean, she’s an ancient, evil, vampire goddess. She’s obviously up to no good and X-Corp is going to pay a heavy price for keeping her around. But she’s fun!

I also like the exploration of the similarities between Warren and Monet, and I’m thankful that the temptation to end that scene with them kissing was resisted…for now. I wonder if they’re going to bring up that he used to date her erstwhile Generation X teammate Paige.

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