Fall Of The House Of X #5 Review: A Love Letter To Cyclops

Fall of the House of X #5 review

Read our review of Fall Of The House Of X #5 from Marvel Comics, written by Gerry Duggan, Lucas Werneck, and Stefano Caselli.

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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Fall Of The House Of X #5 Review:

In the final issue of this series, the X-Men and allies launch a last-ditch attempt to destroy Nimrod in all his forms.

“This issue is a Cyclops love fest,” said host Justin Tyler. “This is the most pro-Cyclops book out there. He is definitely labeled as the most important X-Man in this current moment. Whether or not that’s something we all believe, or that the story actually believes across the whole thing… I don’t know if that’s true, but this is a great issue.”

Responding to the ongoing discussion about whether Fall of the House of X or Rise of the Powers of X is better, Tyler deferred, praising the ambition of Kieron Gillen’s work, but saying “This is the actual story. This is the present.” And to that point, the battle with Nimrod was “very cool.”

While Pete LePage was much iffier about the book as not a fan of Cyclops nor Nimrod, he did think the issue had a “great use of Storm.”

Alex Zalben agreed, adding that he loved the prominent use of the character, as well as the news that she’ll be joining the Avengers, and getting her own solo title. “That is such a no-brainer, Storm is such a good character,” Zalben said. However, he lamented a lack of backgrounds in Lucas Werneck and Stefano Caselli’s art in this issue, though liked their character work overall.

Fall Of The House Of X #5 Official Synopsis:

THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE! It all comes down to this – Orchis versus the X-Men, winner take the future! Orchis has pushed mutantkind to their lowest point ever, but that just means the X-Men have had to fight back like never before. Will it be enough? We continue to barrel toward the conclusion of the Krakoan Age as the two stories that are one come to an end!

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