Way of X #1
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Bob Quinn
Colors by Java Tartaglia
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Kurt leads a team of young mutants on a mission and continues to question the some of the aspect of life in Krakoa.
Charles Xavier is rarely one to have nightmares, but he has one so profound that he instinctively calls on Nightcrawler for help. Unfortunately, Kurt is leading a team of young mutants on a mission to secure information from an Orchis facility disguised as a church and indoctrinating the mutant hunters of tomorrow. After getting what they need, Kurt witnesses something that continues to challenge his personal faith and that in the island and its mission.
At the same time, the children of the island have developed a local legend knows as the Patchwork Man who seemingly stalks the island making mutants hurt themselves. When Kurt returns to the island, he sees more things that shake his faith and make him question his place. Things that are also his own doing. When he and Charles begin to discuss the Patchwork Man, Charles sends Kurt to track him down. A task that will bring him in the path of a familiar and dangerous face.
The Story: A brilliantly provocative story that casts light on some of the darker aspects of the new mutant Eden. I love the fact that Kurt is the center of this story and Spurrier does an excellent job of giving the character the agency to look deeper both within himself and within the new culture that he has become a part of. Besides the external threats, the story pulls back the curtain on the societal threats that are hard to reconcile. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next.
The Art: Bob Quinn delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The characters are beautifully detailed and there are some thrilling visual moments throughout.