Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega
Written by: Sam Humphries
Art by: Ed McGuinness
Cover by: Ed McGuinness
Released: April 22, 2015
Is Sam Humphries trying to swoon us all with this book? In short, yes. Marvel’s events have this tendency to completely fizzle out about halfway through. However, Black Vortex is the first time in a long time that really captures the reader’s attention from start to finish. Sure, it’s 13 chapters spread across numerous books, and that’s a tad annoying, but the story delivers. So how does Black Vortex stay so awesome?
Two people make this finale the best thing in comics: Kitty Pryde and Peter Quill. Kitty’s narration drives the story and by the end of this book, this event really feels like her story, which is kind of a pretty cool twist that happens in this story. So what’s the big deal? Why am I swooning over these two characters? Spoilers ahead: They’re getting married.It’s the feel-good moment of the year in comics.
So, my biggest complaint about events is that, for the most part, everything goes back to normal as soon as everything is wrapped up. That is not the case here. Everyone has the opportunity to renounce their Black Vortex powers and a few people actually keep them. I’m not spoiling anything when it comes to this, but it makes sense who keeps their cosmic powers and I’m really glad to see this move forward into the future… as long as SECRET WARS doesn’t undo anything. However, considering some of the books already announced, it looks like this event is here to stay. So in all I would rate this series a 7.5/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling.
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