Comic of the Week: Immortal X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics

Apr 1, 2022

Immortal X-Men #1 variant cover

This book has all the potential in the world with Kieron Gillen running things. Super-powered politician-like figures calling the shots for utopian society on the brink of chaos? With Gillen’s writing style? It’s a perfect match, and Immortal X-Men #1 shows the kind of upside this title has.

Marvel
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Lucas Werneck
Colors by: David Curiel
Letters by: VC’s Clayton Cowles

What set this apart from the other titles in consideration this week — because there were quite a few candidates in contention — was the narration. Lucas Werneck’s art is consistent throughout and goes along with the blend of serious and sarcastic tones featured in the story. The plot itself is good, but where Gillen shines is with his handling of Mr. Sinister.

From start to finish, Sinister is wildly entertaining. Most of his speculation and judgment of every character is funny. Those that aren’t, are still quite accurate assessments of the character. But, there’s one assumption Sinister gets wrong, and that led to a near disaster — at least in his mind. (Turns out, his decision-making led to another problem entirely.)

There’s a lot of tension in Krakoa right now, and things aren’t getting easier for the Quiet Council any time soon. Observing that with commentary from a know-it-all who doesn’t actually know it all is a promising way to take in the chaos.

Honorable Mention: Shadow War: Alpha #1 - Batman Beyond The White Knight #1 - Rogue Sun #2 - Radiant Black #13 - Newburn #5

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