Marvelous X-Men #5 Review

Writer: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
Artist: Marco Failla and Matt Milla
Release Date: June 12, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Well its the last issue in this book and it will be a lie if I said, the book didn’t grow throughout the series. The series kinda fell flat at first but soon we could see this mini series was doing something that the other books weren’t doing, finding ways to connect the books. Now did the series end on a high a note or did it end just how it started? Let’s dig in and see what we have here…

The issue starts in a flashback, and for a split second I forgot this is taking place in a different Earth, which that is something the writing team does an excellent job on! At first I had no idea where they were going with this but then when got to end of the issue, now it all makes sense as to why put those scenes there. You can tell that something big is going to happen just by the change in scenes right before we went back to the present. Just the way you see Nate by the mirror and what is happening!

Back at the present, we were informed last issue that someone is murdered, now we find out who it is and if the cliffhanger from last year did it justice. I think that it did do justice as long as you are someone who as been following along with the other books, you would recognize the victim and have a clear understanding on what was happening with her in her book last issue. We not only get a timeline of events but we finally see what Nature Girl can do. From there we see how some events occurred all the way in the beginning. Some truths have been revealed. And the art really works well to let us get a grasp of things.

Now that the team has a hunch something is off, they all head to see Nate for answers. In which he is no where to be seen and they decide to look for clues about what is happening. The team decided it was time for Jean to know about what is going on. Thankfully she can just read there minds otherwise it would have been a waste of time and panels. To prove their case to her more, Laura, showed everyone stuff that she found in her room (aka Bishop’s old room). Then finally the confrontation begins as Nate shows up. The suspense made the threat go up some. Especially how in the first ten issues of Uncanny, we saw how dangerous he really is.

Final Thoughts:

While this mini series, wasn’t one I was always looking forward to each issue, the ending really nailed it! We get a sense that the books are all going to get getting connected by the end of their run in a way. As well as seeing more of what Nature Girl can do which now I’m hoping we see her when Hickman takes over. The change in art really did a great job to let us know when a time shift has occurred as well as help tell the story!

8/10

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