Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #2
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Salva Espin
Colors by Israel Silva
Letters by Travis Lanhan
The liberation of Kitty Pryde is showcased in the beginning of this new issue.
Having been released from a rehab institute, Kitty helps Apocalypse with a special mission of his own. Using her powers, they successfully liberate Genesis from a hatchery and take him away to be raised by his father. An act that is in direct violation of every law put in place to wipe out the old ways. It’s a moment that Kitty can’t seem to escape in her own mind as she and Apocalypse continue their search for enlightenment.
Back in the harshness of reality, Unveil, Dazzler, Eye-Boy and Genesis meet up to discuss the locals and their information about Omega Red. As he tells them about the rumors of deaths in the area, he also tells them about a team in the area dispatched to bring down threats. Unfortunately, it isn’t the X-Men. This new team is vicious in their attack and the team barely escaped before discovering the reason they weren’t followed.
I enjoyed this issue especially the evolving role of Apocalypse as liberator. It’s an interesting spin to put on this character given his history, but Tim Seeley makes it work for the reader and the story. He’s written with a level of self awareness that would be interesting to see explored. How much does Apocalypse remember about himself and what memories have shaped his new philosophy.
I am a fan of Salva Espin’s art in this issue. I continue to be impressed and drawn in by the style of the characters and continue to love seeing Apocalypse depicted in this softer context.