This week in Nextgen Glob reveals truths and certain nosey kids get nosey results. Ed Brisson continues his Age of X-Man story revealing how things aren’t so great in Utopia. Also, is terrorism okay when love is a slave?
So what’s it about?
Read our preview.
Why does this matter?
So far the Age of X-Man tie-in comics have been good. They reveal specific characters being uncomfortable and put off by what is going on in the “real world”. Call it a Neo-effect for mutants (that’s a Matrix reference kiddos).
Fine, you have my attention. What’s good about it?
This issue begins to reveal how more folks are coming to the realization heaven isn’t so happy. Glob is the center of this narrative, but this issue branches out with Anole. It’s starting to become clear reading the other tie-in issues can be helpful since Anole does something we’ve seen in another tie-in. It also opens up their mind and pushes them down a new rabbit hole. Glob continues to be one of the most endearing characters in comics. He’s innocent, caring, and wants to do the right thing. It’s why he’s stayed quiet for so long, but it’s clear he’s fed up with this strange new world.
Rockslide also gets more attention in this issue. He splits off from the group on his own little mission which should have interesting results. Brisson is definitely making your hand stand up with the weird twists and turns in the story and Rockslide’s journey in this issue takes you there.
The art by Marcus To continues to be good. This is a conversational comic with little action, but the tension in conversation. The near full-page splash that ends the book is certainly foreboding and will ramp up your warning alarms. Glob’s weird see-through body is also rendered well and overall these teen heroes are accurate and realistic looking.
It can’t be perfect, can it?
As a reader we’re generally aware things aren’t going great, which makes Glob’s longwinded explanation of what he thinks is going on somewhat boring. We kind of already know what he knows so getting a full page of his understanding slows things down. It’s also telling and not showing. A few visuals of what he’s saying could go a long way in picking the issue up.
Is it good?
A good issue that splits off a few of the characters down different roads. The unnerving nature of Age of X-Man is on full display and it’s well told here.
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