In the first issue alone, IvX shows more promise than Civil War II has done after seven instalments. On the surface, this comic could seen plainly like a bust-up, but there’s more than meets the eye with this event. There’s a real motive and reason for this fight. Both sides are practically out of necessity: they face extinction.
The leaders of the X-Men are working out how to take down the biggest threat they’ve possibly ever faced, and the Inhumans knew it was coming. If Beast couldn’t work out a compromise, they were prepared for a big battle. They’re fighting to save their beloved Terrigen, and the future of their race literally relies on their victory.
There’s a ridiculously huge amount of characters and Jeff Lemire has written the comic in a way that allows everybody to have their own voice, despite how much of the spotlight they’re under. The tones of anger and sheer frustration are clear through the pages – in both the script and the artwork – already, this event offers so much more than Civil War II.
Yes, this is another big Marvel event that features a ton of action, but there’s so much more to get your teeth dug into this time round. We’re looking forward to seeing where Lemire takes the story in the upcoming issues.
Issue #1 of Inhumans vs. X-Men sets up a story that's so much more in-depth than Marvel's other big event, and we're impressed.
- Depth, motivation