Immortal X-Men #2
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Andrea Di Vito
Colors by Jim Charalampidis
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Sinister deals with the consequences of his actions while his clones betray each other for power.
The clones created by Sinister have cut a swath of destruction throughout the galaxy led by Hope and Exodus. They have conquered several worlds and laid waste to their enemies, but they hunger for more. Sinister provides them with a new field leader named Rasputin IV, but the mutants decide that his usefulness has come to an end.
As his own creations plot his destruction, Sinister finds himself in the presence of another version of himself. One who uses magic as her weapon and knows things Sinister doesn’t about his past. Knowing that things are shifting for him, he makes a desperate attempt to put things right as Hope discovers her time as the mutant messiah coming to a violent end.
The Story: Gillen crafts an entertaining and arresting story in this issue. It not only adds more layers to Sinister as a character, but it introduces a moral dilemma that the character is not ready for. I love seeing Sinister having to deal with the consequences of his actions in creating clones that are so much like him that they cannot be trusted. The Mother Righteous character is a great addition to the plot and I am excited to see the conflict between them. I look forward to seeing where this story goes next.
The Art: Di Vito created some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I love the look of the series and how expansive and bold the visuals are.