X-Men #26

Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan

Art by Jim Towe and Javier Pina

Colors by Marte Gracia

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Kitty Pryde goes after a traitor as Emma Frost continues to live in the shadows.

The remaining mutants are on the run and Emma is undercover at the Hellfire Club that is now run by Wilson Fisk. As she continues to work on her own plans and with Tony Stark, she remembers going to Fisk for help in the wake of the massacre during the hellfire gala and the revenge she wants on everyone involved.

At the same time, Kamala begins to see that anti-mutant sentiment is extending to anyone that looks different. Shadowcat takes a trip to the Orchis space station with the murder of a traitor as her only mission.

The Story: I like the espionage elements of the story a lot. There is a great dark tone to the story that is engaging. I would have liked to see more of the conflict between Kitty and Angelica. The hunt for her and the battle between them were great. I like the buildup of the Tony Stark/ Emma Frost alliance, but the execution of the “proposal” was underwhelming. The conflict between Emma is Fisk is interesting and I’m interested in seeing that explored more.

The Art: Towe and Pina deliver exciting art throughout the issue. The Kitty Pryde sequence is particularly memorable for its viciousness.

X-Men #26



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