Inhumans Vs X-Men #1
Hot off the heels of Civil War II, we have the Inhumans Vs X-Men event. If you have been reading comics for any amount of time, you should know that this title and idea at least slightly hints back to the 2012 event Avengers Vs X-Men.
With Civil War II just ending, I have to admit that I was a bit wary of IVX. It almost seems like comic companies will come up with any reason for heroes to beat on each other.
What Civil War II seemed to lack in actual causality for heroes to be fighting, IVX seems to have in droves.
After Secret Wars, we are thrown into the Marvel Universe 8 Months in. The Terrigen mist is poisoning the mutant population, Cyclops is dead and the Inhumans and Mutants currently have a truce.
This event is literally a matter of life and death. The mutants will die if the Terrigen cloud is not destroyed, or the Inhuman children will not get to go through Terrigenesis. Basically destroying their birthright and having the inhumans slowly go extinct.
There is a weight of brevity in this story and emotions are already high. Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire do a wonderful job bringing it all together. This is what we have been waiting for since the close of Secret War.
Issue #1 is very X-men heavy. Beast has been living in Attilan, working on a cure or solution to the Terrigen poisoning problem. He has come to let the X-Men know that he has failed. Mutants only have two weeks to live. His only suggestion is they leave the planet.
Emma Frost and Magneto have another plan. It involves destroying the second Terrigen cloud, which the Inhumans will not be happy about. The last 8 months they have been devising a plan in case Beast is unable to come up with a solution. They know that this will lead to a war between the mutants and the Inhumans, so they have to strike first and strike hard.
I know I’m a little bit later to the game on this issue since it came out in December. I’ll hopefully be catching up with episode 2 and 3 soon.
I highly recommend you pick up issue 1, and I hope that it continues to be as good as that issue was.
In conclusion, I would give this comic a solid 7 out of 10 jalapeños