More Human than InhumanWriters: Charles Soule & Jeff Lemire
Art by: Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, David Curiel and VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Reviewed By: Carl Hamlin
Let the battle begin! As the X-Men run a full on attack on New Atillan Medusa is left with no choice but to protect the civilians and prepare for war.
We start this issue with Medusa locking down New Atillan, sending all non-combatants into shelters. Human Torch pleads with Medusa to stay by her side, but she sends him off to help those who need it. She then contacts Iso and Inferno and tells them to get out of New Atillan and try to make contact with Black Bolt, Karnak, and Crystal since they are not responding.
The Mutants are not holding anything back, no talk just action. It looks like Storm is trying to call the shot, attack the Inhumans Royal family and try not to harm the civilians. Magik starts going after the fighting Inhumans:
We swing over to Young Beast who is trying to gain access to Beasts files on the Inhumans computers to find out how to combat the Terrigen poison. Medusa interrupts him and while fighting she destroys the lab, When Nightcrawler swoops in and teleports Medusa out of the fight. It turns out all the teleporters are were transporting all the royal family and fighting inhumans to Limbo.
Iso and Inferno are trying to escape when they run into Sabertooth. Iso tells Inferno to help her create a firestorm to try and stop Sabertooth, when Human Torch jumps in and distracts him. Iso and Inferno get out, but storm sends Wolverine after them. Wolverine takes down their vehicle but Iso cushions their fall (but not Wolverine’s). They achieved their goal of getting off New Atillan and over to Long Island where Iso brings Eldrac out of the ground and asks him to take them to where they need to be: but it isn't where they want to go.
Bits and Pieces:
Another solid issue. The art is phenomenal and is perfectly suited for this book and Lemire and Soule show how well they can set a story up and not leave you with a boring issue. Highly recommend picking this one up.