Capitalism, Communism & Cosmic Rays In Today’s X-Men Comics (Spoilers)

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Is there something Ben Percy is going through, in his creative life, that he needs the outlet of a comic book like X-Force #24 to bring to the surface? I’m just saying because this little scene between Mikhail Rasputin and The Chronicler smacked of an unhealthy creative relationship somewhere along the line…

Capitalism, Communism & Cosmic Rays In Today's X-Men Comics (Spoilers)
X-Force #24

Maybe I’m just reading too much into it. X-Force is all about Marvel’s anti-Russian vibe right now, while X-Men: Green from Gerry Duggan and Emilio Laiso has an anti-capitalist, even, anti-American focus.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

And a little stereotypical rhetoric to boot.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

As Nature Girl and Curse take on the oil polluters and forest destroyers. In a very terminal fashion.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

Breaking the Krakoan law, Murder No Man.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

Though Nature Girl has greater sympathies for other creatures.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

And making themselves a mission statement. How will they sleep at night?

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

Because over in X-Men #4, Nightmare is making a new throuple for the Marvel Universe. Seriously what will Wolverine say?

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

The other Wolverine, I mean. As all the X-Men’s demons are explored, and Nightmare’s speech balloons look more and more like Sandman’s with every iteration.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

Yes, at Bleeding Cool, we are of the firm belief that this Wolverine did not die in the Children’s Vault, is still in The City, impossibly old and still in love with Synch. Could that be what actually fuels her nightmares? And X-Men recognises that The Death Of Doctor Strange is a thing going on in the Marvel Universe as well. Pulling those threads tighter.

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)

Talking of tight continuity, is this lament from Colossus in X-Force, wishing to heal as well as destroy, in relation to a young woman of his affection, a reference to Lyja?

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)
X-Force #24

I’m going to go with yes. While in X-Men #4, their new foe Stasis seems to be doing plenty of mutant appropriation, powers, and planet, with a reminder that Marvel has cosmic rays for such transformations as well…

Welcome To Krakoa, X-Men (Spoilers)
X-Men #4

It worked for the Fantastic Four, genetically transferred cosmic rays even giving Franklin Richards the power to pretend to be a mutant. And Immortal Hulk gives us a new take on the Hulk courtesy of Joe Fixit and the self-same cosmic rays…

Immortal Hulk #50 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett

It all ties together, right?

X-MEN #4
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Javier Pina (CA) Pepe Larraz
It’s Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester… the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that’s not the only terror targeting them… RATED T+In Shops: Oct 13, 2021 SRP: $3.99

(W) Ben Percy (A) Martin Coccolo (CA) Joshua Cassara
MIKHAIL RASPUTIN’s nesting doll agents have infiltrated Krakoa before, but never like this. If BLACK TOM can’t root out their invasion of BEAST, the consequences go beyond mere death. Time for PIOTR RASPUTIN, A.K.A. COLOSSUS, to step in! PARENTAL ADVISORYIn Shops: Oct 13, 2021 SRP: $3.99

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
THE GIANT-SIZED FINALE! Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions. The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee and Bruce Banner. It’s all been leading here. This is the last issue of THE IMMORTAL HULK.
RATED T+In Shops: Oct 13, 2021 SRP: $9.99

X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #7
Published: October 11, 2021
Wolverine is on the trail in part 3 of Nature Girl’s “X-Men: Green.”

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