Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Mahmud Asrar
Colors by Sunny Gho
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: One of the New Mutants brings back an artifact that paints a giant intergalactic target on Krakoa.
Broo has traveled to Krakoa to see how his fellow mutants are living and when he visits the newly returned New Mutants, he is astonished to see that they have brought back a dangerous object that will attract one of the deadliest threats the X-Men have ever faced; the Brood. As the creatures attack the island and its inhabitants, the X-Men will have to find the item and lead the creatures away.
At the same time, someone close to the Summers brothers has landed in the hands of another party interested in the object and is willing to kill to retrieve it.
The Story: Hickman goes right into the action in this issue and doesn’t let up. What makes this story so entertaining is the fact that the pace doesn’t take away from the drama, humor and tension found throughout the issue. As big as this story is in scope, Hickman doesn’t forget that the characters are what make it engaging and there are enough character moments throughout to keep the plot lively and the reader invested. I can’ wait to see where this story goes next.
The Art: Mahmud Asrar delivers some awesome action in this issue. There is an immediacy to the art that matches the tone and pace of the story perfectly. Everything from the characters to the action, to the beautifully detailed backgrounds is handled brilliantly and I could not stop looking over these gorgeous panels.