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(Belated) Comic Review: X-Men #23-25

The Burning World: Parts 1-3

Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Penciler: Roland Boschi and Javi Fernandez (#24); Inker: Jay Leisten and Mark Pennington (#24-25) and Julien Hugonnard-Bert (#25); Colorist: Lee Loughridge; Cover Artists: Rachel and Terry Dodson (#23-24) & Jorge Molina (#25)

Yay for a new writing team. I have never read G. Willow WIlson before so I was pretty excited. I have only heard good things. PLUS, YAY FOR A SINGLE, SOLITARY ARTIST!!! If you read my posts from the previous arc you’ll understand that statement. Now onto the issues.

In Part 1 we have a big Earth fart occur and Storm tries to manage this Earthly gaseous emanation on her own. That backfires and she ends up stuck deep down in the middle of the Earth. OK, so not quite THAT far but she is stuck under rubble and we all know Storm and small, tight spaces doesn’t do so well.

Part 2 comes along and switches to the perspective of Psylocke. She attempts to lead the rest of the crew down and save Ororo from whatever danger she is in. She gets pretty beat up and has to null her pain registers so she can proceed. That can happen for only so long before it backfires, and once they find the remains of some Kree armor, Monet is set off on taking charge herself. 

Part 3, the team finally unites to find Storm after some power plays. The three telepaths also come together to find out what really happened at here a long time ago.

Some different takes throughout the first three issues of this arc:

– Why is Gambit in Utah?

– Teamwork at the beginning, then the adversity of losing Storm divides them.

– I am glad that the earth creature Krakoa is coming into play. But I’m puzzled at the end of issue #25. Did the experiments in Utah create Krakoa?

– Fun to see the Inhumans in this issue. They’re going to become the new darlings of the Marvel world IMO, expecially in the MCU

I await the final issue in this arc. It’s weird but much better then the Guggenheim arc before this one. A really neat aspect of this issue is that each member, except for Rachel, has been the main voice of the issue. It brings a unique perspective to the writing.