X-Men #19 Review

by Ryan.L on March 31, 2021

Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Colorist: Sunny Gho
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Synch, Wolverine and Darwin continue to infiltrate the Vault.
I have to say that I am pretty blown away by the complexity and beauty of this issue. This may be one of my favorite issues from this series. This issue we get to see what the team endured while trying to infiltrate the Vault. We also get some of the most impressive data pages that give us a timeline of what happened to the team.
This creative team really crafted an exceptional experience with this book. You really felt the struggle that the team was going through with all of their attempts. Synch’s narration also really helped to ground the story. I loved the little bit of story then data pages, more story then more data pages. It really captured all aspects of what I find has been a success with the new x-books starting in ‘House of X/Powers of X’.
The amount of growth that we see Synch go through excites me a lot. I’ve always been a fan of the original Generation-X members and to see him grow like this was fantastic. I hope to see him on the main team possibly or be used more as he will definitely be a changed mutant after this mission.

This issue also leveled up the Children of the Vault. They are sure to be more of a threat going forward and I'm actually now really excited to see where the creative team takes them. 
The art in this book was astounding. This issue was like a silent movie with only Synch’s narration to lead us. Though the artwork did an exceptional job at giving us more story also leading us through. Even if there was no narration, because of the incredibly laid out art and panels you would still be able to followt the story easily. There is also some really touching moments between the characters and the art captured the emotions and the subtleties of these moments perfectly.
Overall this issue is a masterpiece with its beauty, complexity and story. This was one of the most exciting and engaging stories with some truly incredible art. This book is a must-read for all.

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