EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 marks the beginning of APOCALYPSE WARS, and Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos set up their protagonists against an old villain and a faraway future… learn more about the set-up for the APOCALYPSE WARS event inside!
We’re seven issues into Jeff Lemire’s take on the mutant side of the Marvel Universe, and even though his first and introductory story arc has not been well received by fans, I kind of felt like he finally has a grip on all of his characters and a specific plan about what to do with each of them. Overall, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #7 is an issue with solid art that gives us a great insight into the character of Nightcrawler and makes me confident that Lemire’s future revelations will be just as satisfying.
It’s still rough times for the X-Men. And after defeating Sinister and his Marauders, Storm and her team find themselves facing a part-Inhuman version of Scott Summers – an experiment gone wrong or one of their oldest friends? Will the mutants manage to rescue their friends Illyana and Kurt, and what does the future of mutantkind look like after this book’s first story arc concludes?
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN has, thus far, been a book that many people criticized for having a weirdly slow pace and taking too much time to “bring the band together”. In this issue though, after Colossus realizes what horrible plan Sinister has for him and his sister and Jean, Logan and the other X-Men manage to defeat demons of Limbo and secure X-Haven once again, the team unites in a battle against the Marauders – only to find out about the entirety of what – or whom – Essex has been experimenting on…