Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017
by Paul in x-axis
So that’s that, then. The Terrigen cloud is done with, and the attempt with shoehorning the Inhumans into the mutants’ role seems to have run its course. There are still Inhumans titles to come in 2017, but they won’t be squatting in the X-Men’s spot. This is all for the best. It was driven by considerations of corporate synergy more than anything else, and placed the Inhumans and the X-Men alike in roles that did no favours to either, not least because it sent the X-Men back to the “no more mutants” set-up which had only just been resolved.
Now, as for how we get to this eminently desirable outcome, well, that’s the IVX crossover, and in particular the IVX miniseries. And we’ll get to that. Oh, we’ll get to that.
But first, I’ll finish up the tie-in issues from the core titles. Just like All-New and Uncanny, Extraordinary X-Men finds itself working in the margins of a story being told elsewhere, and offers three essentially unrelated spotlight issues. Yes, sure, they’re related by using the IVX crossover as backdrop, but that’s window dressing – it’s other stories that are really being advanced here. It’s a choppy way of doing things and a messy compromise, but while none of these stories could be called a home run, they do have things going for them.