I've been taking a break from comics for a while now, and when I heard this was announced, I figured it might just be a great reintroduction to it all! Love that Hickman is being Hickman - big ideas, big science, big plot twists...
Couldn't agree more. This is obviously going to be compared to Morrison a lot and in a great many ways, but this is the crucial one for me: the energy of the story, and the energy it's bringing to the readers. Seeing the amount of responses in the HoX and PoX posts alone, man! That the X-Men are being given more of a purpose beyond surviving extinction is just so great to see.Nu-D wrote: ↑08 Aug 2019, 20:24This is the first time since Decimation that X-Men is being written like there’s a future worth fighting for. Mutants are being shown as dynamic, adaptive, and full of exciting possibilities. I haven’t felt this energy in an X-Men book since Morison. (Granted, my X-history is spotty from Decimation to now, because whenever I dip my toe it’s been dull, dreary or downright awful).
This story is also going to be compared a lot and in a great many ways to his Time Runs Out/Secret Wars epic - or at least I'm going to compare them a lot, haha. And to sort of type out a thought as I'm thinking it: when the TRO stuff started in Avengers and New Avengers, I immediately got the feeling that I needed (truly, needed) to examine every last panel, graphic, and word. I'm not getting that sense here. Of course, there are a number of different factors: I was in a different place with comics when TRO started, I was also just in a different place mentally/emotionally... but what I think the clincher is is that TRO was about how literally everything dies and what men do when faced with such an impossible scenario. Also, simply put, the universe I grew up with was going to die, so that made the story feel all that much more important to me. This feels important so far, but in a different way. This time, I feel more like I need to absorb everything, rather than examine it all. I feel like I need to let this all wash over me and play out the way Hickman intends it to. I'll go back and reread here and there, to pick up the small bits he's leaving around, but I'm going to approach this story in a very different way than I did TRO/SW. Which isn't to say this story doesn't feel important, mind you; as many have pointed out above, we're just 3 issues in and some incredible stuff has already gone down!!
This bomb with Moira's lives is just so, SO good. Really can't wait to see where that all goes - especially with Life 6, what happened there??