Which Comics Are The Best Books You Can Buy?: New Superhero Comic Book & Graphic Novel Ratings & Reviews [ Marvel / DC Comics / Image / Indie ] 10-02-19 House Of X #6

Which Comics Are The Best Books You Can Buy?:

New Superhero Comic Book & Graphic Novel Ratings & Reviews

[ย Marvel / DC Comics / Image / Indieย ]ย 10-02-19 House Of X #6


House Of X #6

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐—-๐Œ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐”๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ฌ & ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐“๐จ ๐†๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐„๐ญ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐๐ž๐ž๐ซ & ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ†

Itโ€™s hard to not sound like a broken record with this comic, but the comic itself is a broken record so itโ€™s unavoidable. โ€œXavierโ€ uses his telepathy along with โ€œCerebroโ€ to make the announcement of his โ€œKrakoanโ€ drug extortion scheme now that โ€œKrakoaโ€ is now officially an ethnostate. Everything about this is the exact opposite of anything โ€œXavierโ€ would have ever stood for. Mutants, of course, have had all-mutant nations before but the circumstances were different though, and the text wasnโ€™t as explicit about it being some type ofย ethnostate. In this announcement, we learn the โ€œKrakoanโ€ drugs (which once again I have to point out make no sense) cure even more things like ALS. Everything about this announcement is cringy and terrible. Itโ€™s a real โ€œnyah nyah we got the drugsโ€ type of thing. None of this is new though we saw this announcement before or at least pieces of it. So far we have nothing new except more about the stupid drugs that make no sense and itโ€™s cringy and out of character.ย 

ย  By the way, I almost forgot this part. Not only are the drugs stupid and make no sense but thereโ€™s no point to the drugs in the story. At the end of the day, โ€œEmmaโ€ used her telepathy to make sure โ€œKrakoaโ€ was recognized as a nation so they didnโ€™t need the drugs. So letโ€™s go back through this again. The drugs are stupid and make no sense. Using them to extort people is against anything the X-Men would ever stand for. The drugs serve no purpose in the story and putting them in Marvel Universe makes it way less realistic if weโ€™re still supposed to believe this is the real timeline. Which I donโ€™t.ย 

ย  In the announcement, thereโ€™s also this whole thing about our new nation of โ€œKrakoaโ€ claiming the right to other countriesโ€™ citizens just because theyโ€™re mutants. Itโ€™s absolute bullshit! This gets into what I think is one of the biggest problems โ€œX-Menโ€ comics and thatโ€™s using mutants as a metaphor and then stretching that metaphor way too far. Mutants are a good metaphor for minorities and misfits. From minorites this can be extended to race. When the idea ofย โ€œmutantsโ€ as race get extended too far though you get this: the โ€œX-menโ€ forming an ethnostate filled with terrorists and criminals and using drugs along with mind control to ensure their ethnostate is recognized by the world. How far is this removed from the โ€œX-menโ€ mission statement of โ€œfighting for the peaceful co-existence of humans and mutantsโ€?!ย ย 


Again I have to repeat myself, in the โ€œMarvelโ€ universe we understand that mutants would be part of every race, nation, gender, or any other sub-group of people that there are. Itโ€™s fine to say your nation will take in any mutant that wants to live there. That they can have automatic citizenship. You canโ€™t fucking tell other nations that their citizens are under your laws though! Fuck you!ย 

ย  Not following me? Letโ€™s try a thought experiment. Imagine thereโ€™s this magical island thatโ€™s found by some introverts. This magical island somehow was not within the boundaries of any nation on Earth. There might be more to it than that but just for the sake of argument letโ€™s say no nation has any claim over this island and no one wants to claim it or whatever. Bottom line is, these introverts that found the island can have that Island free and clear. Itโ€™s theirs and letโ€™s say those introverts then come up with some drugs that revolutionized medicine and they use that to extort their way into being to making โ€œIntrovert-topiaโ€ into a recognized nation by most of the world. Now imagine โ€œIntrovert-topiaโ€ tells every other country in the world โ€œwe have jurisdiction over your introvert citizensโ€. Imagine the kind ofย response this country would get. Imagine how justified they would be to shut the whole thing down especially when the madmen behind this place keep citing something that supposedly extroverts did to introverts when it was actually an introvert who did it. To be clear, and again I have to repeat myself, the โ€œGenoshanโ€ massacre was caused by โ€œCassandra Novaโ€. โ€œCharles Xavierโ€™sโ€ twin sister. The other thing they keep citing was โ€œM-Dayโ€ which was done by โ€œScarlet Witchโ€ who at least at the time was believed to be a mutant. I think maybe they retconned it but whatever. The important thing is, it wasnโ€™t something any human government did or sanctioned or anything. Oh, also operatives of this nation just decided to go in the space and destroy a defense system.

ย  Maybe this is too fictional. So letโ€™s say a Muslim country just out of nowhere announces that any onyone the of Islamic faith including any terrorist or Muslim criminal canโ€™t be judged by your courts or governments anymore. Then they destroy your countryโ€™s air-defense system. They even invite all the worldโ€™s worst Muslim terrorists and criminals in their country and even put some of them in the government. One of which is a genocidal Madmanย and another is a guy guilty of crimes against nature (but heโ€™s โ€œsassyโ€). War wouldnโ€™t just be justified it would be an obligation to the worldโ€™s security.

ย  Speaking of which, do you remember that list of people that would be on this โ€œKroakoanโ€ council that runs the government? Well now, we see the whole list except for the โ€œRed Kingโ€ but we already know itโ€™s going to be โ€œKitty Prydeโ€. If you know anything about the history of her, youโ€™d immediately see how that is incomprehensibly stupid. Otherwise, the list has nothing all that surprising on it except I feel like it’s kind of shitty โ€œCyclopsโ€ didnโ€™t get a spot. Heโ€™s a โ€œcaptain commanderโ€ which is something they describe for whoโ€™s in charge during war or something but still… Another one of these โ€œcaptains commandersโ€ is โ€œGorgonโ€ who I think is a โ€œWolverineโ€ villain. Tf?! Also, Apocalypse has a seat which is ridiculous, but so is Apocalypse even being allowed anywhere near the island so fuck it.ย 

ย  The first thing this Council comes up with three basic laws which are:

  • ย Mutants canโ€™t kill humans indiscriminately (which in this comic Iโ€™m actuallyย kind of surprised by, but I guess there’re vestiges of real โ€œX-Menโ€ in here somewhere)ย 
  • ย Something boring about property that no one cares about. I think it just follows basic human laws or something like that.ย 
  • Then thereโ€™s an extremely cringey part between โ€œNightcrawlerโ€ and โ€œMystiqueโ€ that leads to โ€œmake more mutantsโ€. Which isnโ€™t a fucking law.ย 

ย  Then the council decides how to punish a โ€œSabertoothโ€ for killing people. The obvious answer is they should just imprison him. Then again, โ€œSabertoothโ€ is more of a dick than pretty much anybody so I can understand just killing him. They come up with bullshit reasoning for not killing him that makes no sense and is stupid. So instead they do the most inhumane thing that could possibly think of which is permanent solitary confinement in a dark hole that โ€œKrakoaโ€ just kind ofย drags him into. So heโ€™s going to escape eventually, and this is morally reprehensible in any way you could think of. Seriously, if youโ€™re going to do this, then just let the humans put him in jail or kill him.ย 

ย  Then after all this, thereโ€™s not much more than a bunch of fireworks and small character moments. โ€œJeanโ€ and โ€œEmmaโ€ share a beer. It looks like โ€œWolverineโ€, โ€œJeanโ€ and โ€œCyclopsโ€ set up a threesome (Iโ€™m joking here just to be clear). And thatโ€™s pretty much it. If this is supposed to be a separate series, thatโ€™s supposed to stand by itself almost nothing happens and this is a really anticlimactic ending. Stupid.

ย  I canโ€™t wait for all the fun technobabble weโ€™ll have the big finale of โ€œPowers Of Xโ€. Even if somehowย someway the big finale of โ€œPowers Of Xโ€ is greatest thing ever the journey to get there was terrible, stupid, and against anything an โ€œX-Menโ€ comics should ever be about… And the sad part is.. The part that really really hits you inย  the stones… The relaunch looks even worse. Fuck! C-.

Recommendation: One Of Them Lesser Books You Can Buy

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