X-MEN SCHISM #1 (OF 5)
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Art by Carlos Pacheco
Size: 48 pages
Forgive me Xavier I have sinned. It’s been four years since I’ve read the X-Men.
X-Men Schism #1 is a staggeringly good issue for the lapsed mutant lover. Within the first seven pages Aaron deftly establishes the status quo with humor and a touch of bromance. From there the story moves at a solid clip explaining human-mutant relations and the politics therein. The villains are familiar yet formidable building a tension that makes you helpless against getting the next issue.
Pacheco pencils are on point. They’re technical and proficient. But it’s Cam Smith’s heavy inks and D’Armarta’s color that set the tone. Muted and foreboding.
There’s something wicked coming to the X-Men’s doorstep and I’m glad I’m back in to watch it all go down.
Art: 4 - Very Good