Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Humberto Ramos
Colour: Victor Olazaba
Story: The Terrigen Mists, otherwise known as the substance that give the Inhumans their powers, is affecting all the mutants on Earth in a very detrimental way, it’s kicked-off a mutant plague and sterilised the entire species. Now Storm, in charge of X-Haven, the sole sanctuary for mutants, is putting together her own elite squad to protect what has once again become a race on the brink of extinction.
Why read it?: A startling writer and artist team have been put together to head up the new flagship X-Book. There’s a lot of back-story to contend with in this issue for people who haven’t kept up with the X or Inhumans books, but Lemire does a fine job of getting that out of the way while setting up an intriguing story and putting together a fun team that consists of Storm, Magik, Iceman, Colossus, Nightcrawler, young Jean Grey and none other than Old Man Logan. Humberto Ramos, being one of this reviewers favourite artists, delivers a story of infinite dynamism. Stands next to New Avengers as the best of Marvels re-launch.