Immortal X-Men is giving Kieron Gillen the chance to play with Mister Sinister again, and Hope summers too. Everyone else, like Exodus, Selene and Emma Frost is just gravy. He gave us a Mister Sinister who has weaponised Moira MacTaggert's power with a chimera of himself, that can reset all reality, the universe over, so he can look better in meetings. And now he has a bunch more patches to add to his own operating system, when it comes to fighting big monsters on the island.
Wolverine, Cyclops, String Guy, Colossus, probably Marrow in there too as well.
Fighting the Kaiju that Sleene unleashed upon Krakoa from its own portals, creating fighting it a rather hard thing. Instead, it's easier for Hope to go to the source with a very Krakoan solution to the situation.
Cable, of course. Although he's not having the best day himself, over on the planet Arakko, in a situation engineered by Abigail Brand…
Still, these are mutants, everyone gets resurrected these days. And we also find another use of the mysterious metallic ingredient created by Krakoa and Arakko and now used as currency the galaxy over, Mysterium. It's basically a physical form of bitcoin, and makes slightly more sense.
So kill Selene, so then you can resurrect her again on Krakoa… but this time in a more vulnerable state.
KKKK is up there as a sound effect with this one, I think… subtle, small, but enough to bring much meaning.
And following on from previous discussions about Hope's position as the mutant messiah…
Exodus has already told us that Jesus was a mutant. It just means that Hope Summers is better than Jesus Christ – in Exodus' eyes that is. Also, Hope Summers Vs Abigail Brand. It's going to have to happen at some point, right? After all, she just killed her dad…
IMMORTAL X-MEN #2
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Mark Brooks
EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING! Magneto leaving the council means big shoes need to be filled. Selene demonstrating her foot size by crushing the whole island beneath it is unorthodox, yet compelling. Can the Quiet Council resist?
RATED T+In Shops: May 18, 2022 SRP: $3.99
X-MEN RED #2
(W) Al Ewing (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Russell Dauterman
WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war – and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-MEN RED. It's a new world… and someone has to claim it.
RATED T+In Shops: May 18, 2022