X MY HEART!
Xavier swore he would stay on Krakoa and defend its memory. He’s leaving. There must be a good reason to leave one doomed island for another – and the dark secrets that await beneath Muir Island.
Meanwhile, something is very wrong with Jean… or is it something very right?
Comic WatchImmortal X-Men is the pinnacle of great Comics writing. It is a truly remarkable book.
ComicBook.comWith Lucas Werneck moving on to other things, Marvel Comics calls on Juan Jose Ryp to draw Immortal X-Men #17 and it proves to be an issue that plays to the artist's considerable strengths. There remains a natural wonder to behold on Krakoa, even in its fallen state, and plenty of grisly moments as the mutants trapped in the White Hot Room struggle against their devils. Ryp's intricate, detailed linework brings out both beauty and horror, even if the coloring sometimes seems to bring a soft filter to the visuals. I've gone on at length in past reviews about how brilliant Kieron Gillen's idea to take the "Fall of X" in a Biblical direction is, and it continues to be a highlight of the line here. While Exodus and Hope have to reckon with devils among them as well as those that threaten them from without, Professor X is forced to make a deal with the devil inside of his head in one last desperate attempt to serve the greater good. Hope and Jean Grey, meanwhile, take on angelic roles, Hope the avenging type and Jean the amnesiac. The end result is a devilish delight to read.
GWWIt is said it is better to have loved and lost, but that's taking someone else's perspective on something that's personal. Only the individual can truly appreciate all that someone, or something has meant to them; the loss they now feel. If only there was a way to make this into a healthy relationship instead of this nothingness. A good portion of the pages of Immortal X-Men #17 from Marvel Comics echo this exact sentiment.
Derby ComicsJuan José Ryp handled a lot of X-Title art this week and I can’t say it landed well in this issue. It’s too bright and modern, making it unable to convey the necessary emotion needed to help land some of the heaviest moments of the issue. There were also some inconsistencies from panel to panel that took me out of the moment.
COMICONThings continued to get a bit muddled and complicated with Marvel’s Fall Of X event, as Immortal X-Men #17 prepares the series for an ending. A flawed issue that attempts to do a great many things but ultimately finds itself caught under its own weight.
AIPTThere are undoubtedly flaws inImmortal X-Men#17, but there are some sections of the story that elevate it to greatness. Sinister has never been more compelling, and Jean's narration begs to be read a dozen times before it can be fully comprehended.Fall of Xhas been all about the Fall, butImmortal X-Men#17 is already paving the way for the return of the Quiet Council and the redemption of the X-Men.