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Published on May 28th, 2024 | by Matt Fischer

Fall of The House Of X 5 Review

Fall of The House Of X 5 Review Matt Fischer
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Summary: These are heroes. This is what the X-Men should be. This has great visuals, a fun Magneto, and some greta moments. Grab this!

4

Nimrod is offline


Background – The X-men FINALLY destroy Nimrod.

Writing – Let’s break this down:

  1. Nimrod under-estimated the X-Men again. Taking advantage of the fact that he has multiple bodies, the X-Men strike at both of them at once. It’s great to see the heroes enjoying a solid win. They’ve been deserving of one for a while and for all his calculations and planning, Nimrod just simply can’t believe he’s lost again.
  2. Magento is having FUN. I’ve been reading the X-Men for A LONG time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Magneto actually have fun.
  3. Scott shows once again why he is the true heir to Charles and Erik’s throne. He attacks Nimrod head on and draws all the fire towards himself. He knows he can depend on his team to back him up when needed. There’s a reason he’s always been my favorite X-Man.
  4. Psylocke and Rogue defeat Sentinel Prime and destroy the sentinel side of her brain. This releases Karima Shapindar who wasn’t killed when her body was taken over. She is definitely not happy with what has happened. From the upcoming solicits we’ve received she isn’t part of any X-teams… which leads me to believe she’s going to sacrifice herself soon.
  5. Here’s a negative: Orchis is just gone. Apparently, Nimrod was the focal point for Orchis, which meant that as soon as he blew up, all the sentinels and other robots just stopped working. This doesn’t jive with what’s been represented elsewhere though. I was under the impression that Enigma (or the real Nathaniel Essex) was the one controlling everything? Was this an oversight or a retcon?
  6. We only see him for one panel, but Charles Xavier is seen somewhere smiling and congratulating Scott on a job well done. While we are not done with him just yet, it seems that Xavier didn’t exactly break bad. I’m going out on a limb and say that he’s playing the long game with Enigma and Moira. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t die by the end of this storyline.
  7. Manifold and Scott land on a cosmic being name Latuca that hides them from everyone else… for one page. OK THEN! This is just really odd, even for the X-Men.
  8. Apocalypse has resurrected Krakoa with the mutant sacrifices last issue. I’m going to miss him when he eventually becomes a villain again.
  9. This issue and chapter ends with Scott imploring Jean to rise one more time and save them all.

Artwork – This issue is the issue of big damn hero moments. Magento’s return is presented as a powerful uplifting moment. Lorna is crying tears of joy, and Magneto stands there in a gorgeously rendered purple and red outfit. Storm’s return to the field emanates power and makes it very clear how much fun Lucas & Stefano are having drawing this. This feels like the X-men comic we should have been getting throughout the Fall Of X storyline. There is no massive amount of blood everywhere. These are heroes and are drawn as such.  The final shot of Scott gazing out over the ocean at the sunrise while standing on the beach of Krakoa is gorgeous.

Final Thoughts – Well that was abrupt. This book has been a crazy ride. This issue had some amazing moments (Magneto’s return to the battle and team up with Polaris, Storms arrival and Scott’s smile), but it must be said that everything got wrapped up REALLY quickly. We still need to see the end of ROTPOX so we don’t have the full story, but one has to assume that Moira and her story will conclude in that final issue or maybe the upcoming Uncanny X-men 700. Heroes are back in business. No more of this killing indiscriminately stuff. There is no more doubt with these heroes. If you’ve been a reader that has been put off by all the death and gloom since Nimrod fell on the X-men during the 3rdHellfire Gala, then I implore you to read this.

Final score: 4 out of 5

Publisher:  Marvel
Writer: Gerry Duggan

Artists: Lucas Werneck & Stefano Caselli

Colorist: Bryan Valenza

Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

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Genre:  Superhero
Format: Monthly
Release Date: 05/22/2024


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Lover of all things nerdy. Reader of Comics for over 25 years. DC encyclopedia. Marvel lover. Indie side guy.



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