In Review: X-Men ’92: House Of XCII (2022-) #3 (of 5) XCII OF SWORDS!

XCII OF SWORDS! Raise your swords! When Apocalypse learns the fate of Krakoa's ancient sister-island of Arakko, it's up to the X-Men to take up arms and save it from the warlord of Polemachus
SWORDS

Synopsis: XCII OF SWORDS! Raise your swords! When Apocalypse learns the fate of Krakoa’s ancient sister-island of Arakko, it’s up to the X-Men to take up arms and save it from the warlord of Polemachus, Arkon the Magnificent! Everyone’s favorite X-team of the ’90s gets caught up in a realm of blades and magic in this sprawling one-issue crossover!

 

The Story

When Arkon The Magnificent issues a challenge to Apocalypse. Our heroes must band behind his banner to save Krakoa’s sister island from going into chaos. Arkon has gathered himself a formidable team that includes Deadpool and Carol Danvers to name but two of its number. As the battle begins. Professor X has a puzzle to solve when it turns out that Forearm who returned from Arakko after an encounter with Arkon has grown extra arms in the rebirthing process. Additionally, the professor is unable to read his thoughts with the Cerebro device.

 

The Artwork

Salvador Espin gets a fair bit of action to draw for this issue as we see a small-scale battle break out between Apocalypse’s chosen team and Arkon’s team. The various battles and depicted beautifully and have a nice visual sense of pacing as you read and look through the book. However, the weirdest image in the book, which is also the most fun is seeing the fallen X-Men go through rebirth which sees them hatching from a giant egg.

 

Overall

Writer Steve Foxe , gets to have a little fun in this issue where he includes Deadpool in one of the battles so he can kind of reference the fact that the X-Mean do not know that Jubilee is still alive yet. This is one of the funnier moments in the comic and Deadpool is the perfect choice to deliver the line.

Overall. A fun stand-alone story to break things up a little. I look forward to next month when the next chapter will be unleashed.

9.7
X-Men '92: House Of XCII (2022-) #3 (of 5) XCII OF SWORDS!
  • Covers
    9.7
  • Story
    9.1
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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