Thursday, August 1, 2019
Powers of X #1 Unmasks the Identities of Rasputin and Cardinal [SPOILERS]
This week’s Powers of X #1 from writer Jonathan Hickman and artists R.B. Silva and Marte Gracia zooms out on the mutant epic begun in House of X #1, showing a much larger picture of what’s at stake for the X-Men and mutantkind. While the layers of clues and nuance that inform the mystery at the heart of Hickman’s relaunch permeate every panel of the issue, one of the series’ central questions – the identities of the mysterious mutants shown in promotional materials – have been revealed. Here’s who they are, and what that means for the X-Men.