Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #5 Review

Writer: Vita Ayala
Artist: German Peralta, Matt Horak, Mike Spicer, and VC’s Joe Sabino
Release Date: July 3, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Well last issue wasn’t a fan of how things happened. I enjoyed the cliffhanger but not how we got from point A to point B. However, besides that one point, this miniseries has not let me down! By far my favorite of the Age of X-Man books! Who would have guessed! Especially with the main character being Bishop. Someone who didn’t know much about and didn’t care to know much about, now thoroughly enjoy the character and can’t wait to see more of him. Now did the ending fall flat from where it started? Or just like the beginning, did the ending bring enjoyment to this reader? Let’s dig in and see what we have here…

Last issue, we ended with a big riot in the lunch room. Now the first thing I notice as well other readers who have been reading the other Age of X-Man books especially NextGen, we see some continuity! I know that isn’t something to get glee over but for a while in the books, they didn’t do much to connect them especially how they all take place in same alternate universe.

While the fight is happening, we see Bishop, Lorna, Beast, Gabby, and Dani all somewhere else trying to locate Legion. Apparently Legion likes to play mind games with them as well as getting them guards to fight. And boy it truly is a prison fight! Truly believe one of the best fight scenes to watch in any of the Age of X-Man books! After a while, Lorna realizes she is the only one to take on all the guards at once so she decides to stay back.

Once they finally find Legion, once again, Legion has the upper hand. As they are trying to fight back, other past versions of Bishop comes in to lend a hand to Legion. But wouldn’t matter as someone from Bishop’s past comes back to give him a message. At first when we first saw her, I had no clue who she was. Thankfully for new readers, you will be able to know who she is. All in good time for Dani to put the collar on Legion.

Final Thoughts:

If you have been following along with the Age of X-Man books then you know what you are in store for. As well, this is by far the best of the Age of X-Man books with an ending that makes me excited for the Omega special. The positives to this issue is that it has some great artwork, great action scene, and great dialogue. Only downside is that not enough from Dani and Gabby. My recommendation would be buy this issue and even when it comes out in trade, buy the trade for a friend.

8.5/10

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