Way of X #5 Review

by Ryan.L on August 18, 2021

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Bob Quinn
Color Artist: Java Tartaglia
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Design: Tom Muller
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Nightcrawler continues to investigate the Krakoan laws while he and Legion try to figure out the Onslaught problem.
This issue was fantastic. It really dove into philosophy this time and we got to see things from Nightcrawlers perspective. While a lot happens in the background, the meat of this story comes from the conversation between Nightcrawler and Legion and then between Fabian Cortez and Nightcrawler. They touch on so many intriguing ideas and how looking at the laws differently can change your outlook and the meaning of them.
I’m still not totally sold on the Onslaught problem. It is a means to an end, but this issue dove deeper and raised the stakes enough that I found myself on board more than I was before. I still wonder where this is going. Yes, how the mutants treat each other correlates to the laws. But I wonder if we would have had a more engaging book if Onslaught wasn’t a factor?
Data pages have become a mainstay in the x-books. There is one in this issue that I found very intriguing. One that I am sure we will get more excerpts from going forward. It raises some questions and had me going back to look at the other laws.
The art in this issue really shined. There is a level of intensity that was captured that even the action that was more in the background really heightened the friction in the conversations happening in the foreground.
Overall, Way of X delivers an action-packed issue that also really dives deep into philosophy and our interpretation of the Krakoan laws. There are some really heartfelt conversations in this issue that I enjoyed. This series seems like it has finally found its groove and I’m excited to see where it goes. 

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