In Review: X-Men ’92: House Of XCII (2022-) #2 (of 5)

With the nation of Krakoa established, mutant-kind is ready to defend their new nation from threats of all kinds…
XCII

Synopsis: DAWN OF XCII! With the nation of Krakoa established, mutant-kind is ready to defend their new nation from threats of all kinds…but the X-Men have no idea about the mutant whose secret power of resurrection lies behind the entire thing!

 

The Story

As seen in the previous issue. We have learned that Jubilee, who was believed dead is very much alive. This issue starts with Jubilee recapping her experiences, which saw her live numerous lives before meeting with The X-Men. Now in her final life. She has set up the nation of Krakoa for all mutant-kind, but none of Mutant Kind knows that Jubilee is behind this new nation. Obviously, Trask and his Sentinals are still out there and a new threat. A trojan horse of sorts looms and makes its first move with an attack on the island of Krakoa.

 

The Artwork

Salvador Espin continues to capture the visual style of the 1992 X-Men series. The sequence at the start of the book where Jubilee recaps her past lives is nicely done. But for me, the standout sequence of panels is when Jean Grey is tuning in to the various Mutants that are making a life for themselves on Krakoa. This sequence of panels leads nicely onto the Sentinal Attack.

 

Overall

X-Men ’92: House Of XCII continues the story of this iconic group of X-Men and ups the stakes. We get some nice moments that wouldn’t feel out of place in the classic animated series. I particularly liked the moment where Jean Grey uses her powers to help Cyclops focus his energy on taking down the new Super Sentinal. I also enjoyed the brief grouping of panels where Wolverine shares an uneasy exchange with Sabretooth. 

Overall. A solid second issue that does a wonderful job of recapturing the look and feel of the 1992 animated series, which many people continue to love to this day.

9
X-Men '92: House Of XCII (2022-) #2 (of 5)
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    8.5
  • Artwork
    9.0
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.0

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