After Marvel kicked off its all-new original graphic novels it was only a matter of time before everyone’s favorite mutants got to take center stage. Now creators Mike Carey and Salvador Larroca are doing just that with the first original X-Men graphic novel since X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills with X-Men: No More Humans.
In the book following the shattering events of the “Battle of the Atom” the X-Men awaken to find all the world’s humans gone. From normal everyday folks to the Avengers and Fantastic Four, all Homo sapiens have disappeared. It’s up to the disparate sides of the X-Men to come together, get to the bottom of this mystery and find a way to get the humans back, but do all of the mutants want their human brethren to return? Despite this story following up a previous story, it jumps right into the action and really doesn’t require reading anything before it. It takes some of the elements that have changed and give some brief explanations so that you can easily jump right in, but obviously will have a bigger effect on those that are up to speed. The story is pretty cool bringing some classic elements to the mix with a new twist making it feel both familiar and new all at once. The choice to use Raze as the lead villain was perfect as he brings tension from numerous characters as well as his wild backstory, which if you don’t know they fill you in briefly on him as well. Seeing the X-Men so disjointed yet working together is both off putting and cool all at once. These characters have evolved so much over the years making the personalities so different these days for whatever reason or reality they came from it creates a great dynamic to play off of with the main story. Salvador Larroca’s art looks great and really delivers on both the epic scope of the action as well as the simplistic nature of the dialogue driven sequences making both parts of the story just as important.
This book brings together a wide variety of mutants both new, old, good, and bad to deliver a big story in one easy collection that is sure to shake things up in the X-verse even more so than they already have. In addition to this story this book also features pages of script and page breakdowns taking fans behind the scenes of the creation of this cool addition to the world of the mutants.
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