Professor X is home alone on Krakoa, while Exodus and Hope figure out where they really are. But answers only lead to more questions in Immortal X-Men #16.
We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Immortal X-Men #16 Review:
Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck‘s Immortal X-Men #16 makes some big moves in the Fall of X storyline. Specifically — and spoilers past this point — we discover that the 250,000 lost mutants being led by Hope, Exodus, and Destiny are in the White Hot Room.
Host Alex Zalben was pleased with the reveal, saying, “We get a lot of clarity… by the end of this issue… This is making some big moves for me in exactly the right way, and I love what’s going on here.”
Justin Tyler had the opposite reaction. “This [book is] making moves and I’m not sure what they mean,” Tyler said. That said, he did note that he liked the potential connection between this book and the currently running Jean Grey miniseries.
For those not in the know, the White Hot Room is a transient space that Jean Grey (and others) go when they die. Zalben liked the murkiness of the reveal, adding, “But what does it mean that they are [in the White Hot Room]? Are they dead? Are they protected by the Phoenix? What exactly is happening? We don’t know. And that’s a great cliffhanger to leave off on, in a place where… we need to read the next issue to find out more information.”
On the other storyline, Zalben loved the idea that Professor Xavier is essentially doing Home Alone on Krakoa, with Sebastian Shaw and Selene as The Wet Bandits.
Immortal X-Men #16 Official Synopsis:
APOCALYPSE WHEN? When everything has already gone wrong, you may think at least you have nothing to worry about. You’d be wrong.