I re-read HoX/PoX, think I managed to follow it this time. Wonder if how little of it I followed before reflects on how poor my comprehension is, or whether something like this really benefits from an issue by issue approach and engaging in all the speculation and theorising that would have gone on between issues. Some pretty major plot points went over my head.
A major miscomprehension I had was assuming the new set up represented a new timeline, thought as Moira went to Charles right as he was forming the X-men that would influence his direction right from the beginning, but it seems like all the main continuity he has the knowledge that they always lose, so what changes to go down the Krakoa route, was that addressed or did I miss it? I know there are those journal entries near the end about wearing him down, still seems a bit muddled to me, learning about all the possible futures and being radicalised is quite a good plot device, learning he always knew that when trying his old approach just seems a bit muddled.
Also there was a bit in the last issue that was presented like a big reveal. Think it was suggesting that post-humans were always the true threat, humans escaping the constraints of natural evolution to become the dominant species or something, Moira says she never saw it. Didn’t really work for me, they’ve always been fighting Humans and Machine’s at the point they merge at some point in her thousand year life she would have recognised them as the threat. Also the human/mutant divide kind of breaks down when you throw post-humans into the mix, humans are threatened by mutants because of their powers, once you had post-mutants with similar wouldn’t they pose a threat to average humans (never really understood this marvel thing that is seems like non-mutant super powered people don’t get the hard time mutants get), also why wouldn’t mutants also start to use technology, and post-humans would probably use the x-gene wouldn’t they. those old groupings of human and mutant would be pretty meaningless I reckon.
Onto the main series now, seems pretty slight after all that high concept stuff