Way of X #4
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Bob Quinn
Colors by Java Tartaglia
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Kurt continues to be challenged in his beliefs while David confronts his father.
Nightcrawler and David have brought Lost to Mars in an attempt to discover what her connection to Cortez is. After learning a story about justice versus forgiveness, Kurt finds himself put to the test of both when he tracks down Cortez to New York and finds him using another mutant in a manner that could destroy people.
At the same time, David meets with Xavier to retrieve an item he needs to possibly help the island. As they have another tense conversation, the shadow of an old enemy grows in the surrounding mutants causing Charles unease.
The Story: The discussions of both society and religion continue to make this series something interesting in the world of mutants. Spurrier does a great job of bringing drama and passion to these arguments with Nightcrawler at the center of them. Having Kurt’s views challenged by his new purpose adds some additional drama to the series and makes it more entertaining to the reader. There are still so many dark elements to this new mutant utopia that have not been explored and I enjoy this series for leaning into them and their ramifications.
The Art: Quinn delivers some impressive art throughout the issue. There are great visual moments and I loved the story in the beginning and its imagery.