It’s This Week in X for 30 June, 2021 – the final week of The Hellfire Gala!
Actually, there’s just one Hellfire Gala issue this week – the final issue of X-Factor (2020) #10 – plus, the penultimate chapter of Cable (2020) #11.
CONTENT WARNING: This issue contains overt themes of hate crimes, racially-motived violence, and sexual assault, which we begin discussing in specific at the 43-minute mark through 72m.
In X-Factor #10, we discuss the structure of this abrupt series finale, as well as its narrative, visual, & editorial flaws – from the passing moments in the party scene, to the resolution of Prodigy’s plot, to the major reveal in the final pages. Plus, thoughts on handling unexpected endings and if we care about that final reveal.
In Cable #11, we discuss the merits of Teen Cable (Table) vs. Old Man Cable (…OMable?), the Ride of the Summers Clan +2, and how satisfying it is when a story has room to reach its intended ending.
Spoiler warning – we discuss everything about X-Men up to and including comics from this week, as well as other current events in the Marvel Universe.
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