Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by Michele Bandini
Inks by Michele Bandini and Elisabetta D’Amico
Colors by Federico Blee
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: A deadly foe of the X-Men will wake up in a new world with some of the same impulses.
Man compromises have been made in order to maintain the peace and prosperity of the new mutant nation of Krakoa. One of those compromises put Sebastian Shaw not only in power, but on the quiet council on the island. It would stand to reason that someone with that much power would be able to utilize the island to resurrect his son Shinobi. Despite their colorful past, Shaw decides to bring his son in on the family business.
Using the gap of time his son was dead, Shaw manipulates him into the belief that his destiny is to be the Red King of the Hellfire Club and proceeds to take Shinobi around the world to witness the prosperity of the new mutant world, but Shinobi has some unfinished business of his own to take care of.
The Story: Gerry Duggan pens an interesting story in this issue. The reunion between father and son adds instant drama to the plot and it is entertaining to see Sebastian show his son what opportunities await him in this new world. I would have liked to see more of the Kitty Pryde side of the story, but this is a welcome and intriguing side story.
The Art: Michele Bandini’s art is fantastic. I love how all of the panels are framed and the details Bandini adds to the art. There are a lot of great visuals throughout this issue and I can’t wait to see what Bandini does next.