Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

Mutants with psychic abilities around the world are being attacked and they starts dying but just because they secluded themselves from the rest, the deaths gone unnoticed at the very beginning. When it attacked Betsy Braddock AKA Psylocke in London, she sent out a distress psychic call to fellow mutants that reached out to Angel, Bishop, Gambit, Fantomex, Old Man Logan and Rogue who were actually nearby for various different reasons. Betsy's psychic manifestation took shape of a giant butterfly over The Shard building.

Soon, Logan and Rogue arrives in Blackbird, Angel comes following to save Rogue from Psylocke's psychic blades and Logan tries to divert the rest towards him from Gambit, Fantomex and the crowd of London. When Bishop arrives too, Rogue asks him to get rid of the energy she's about to absorb from Psylocke which has infected her. With effort, they managed to do that and apparently saved the day for the moment.

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

Original X-Men member Beast arrives on the spot to everyone's surprise as he has received the distress psychic call too. Psylocke reveals that the mutant Amahl Farouk is back as the Shadow King once again and he want all of them, so that he can crawl back to the world and infect it with his poison. She suggests that they travel to the Astral Plane to fight Shadow King and make sure that he never steps into our world. Otherwise, he will strike at psychics like Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Quentin Quire and Stepford Cuckoos next to make them his mind-slaves.

Logan voluntarily agrees to go since he spent years in his timeline to fight the Shadow King. The rest of them follow him as Angel stays behind to aid Betsy just in case and to make sure his Archangel persona stays in check. Bishop wanted to better the odds if one of their friends wakes up as Farouk's pawn. Just as they entered the Astral Plane, the Shadow King senses their presence and prepares himself as well as a prisoner of his for a game with the lives of these X-Men.

Inside, they discover themselves inside a play about their lives but Logan realizes something weird and he ended up killing a zombie-version of Jean Grey, which triggered the rest of the characters to attack the X-Men. During the fight, Logan deduces that Hank McCoy among them is actually their old enemy Mystique by her movements. They all willingly enter three psychic doors presented to them when they realized that someone aside from Farouk is on the Astral Plane, secretly helping them.

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Psychic Horror Show

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X

The fourth monthly ongoing volume of Astonishing X-Men is launched and it begins with the six-part long "Life of X" storyline from Marvel Comics in 2018, which collected issues #01-06 of the series. To pen out this one, writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of Wolverine) was hired and he received assistance from artists Carlos Pacheco (Fantastic Four, Inhumans), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy), Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Mike Del Mundo (Elektra – Bloodlines, Elektra – Reverence) and Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers).

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Web of Shadow King

"Life of X" reassembles many of the former X-Men members as well as outcasts like Fantomex and Mystique, both of whom either worked with the team or any of the team members previously on occasion. Plus, this one brings one of the oldest villains Shadow King that these mutant superheroes have faced many times on their earlier days and a long-deceased character back again. Even though the ending of the story is portrayed like a conclusion, for some weird reasons, it still feels like a mild cliffhanger though.
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