Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles, the new mutant generation?

Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles, the new mutant generation?

Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles

The mutant renaissance initiated by Hickman with Powers of X / House of X has given new impetus to the X-Men universe. Events such as X of Swords or the recent Infernal Gala have been able to enhance the new course of homo superior, recently confirmed in the new monthly X-Men series and the miniseries The Magneto trial. What accumulates these titles is the obvious choice to emphasize the point of view of the mutants, focusing the readers' attention on the krakoans, but this choice does not mean that the world has remained indifferent to the actions of the mutants. A reaction that can move along different lines, from hatred to inspiration, which finds its own definition in Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles.

Narrative arc going to press overseas between July and October 2020, Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles intelligently fits into the current mutant course. The name of this miniseries strongly recalls the myth of the mutants of the Marvel house, not surprisingly often cited as Sons of the Atom, choosing to pay homage to those who were the essential elements of the myth of the X-Men, bringing us back, in a some sense, at the very origins of the myth of young mutants.

Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles: the heirs of the X-Men?

If we think back to the first stories of the 60s, Lee and Kirby's X-Men were a metaphor of the American adolescents of the period, a reconstruction declined in science fiction of the problems and daily impulses of a teen-ager. Over the years, this feature of the series has gradually been lost, making the young protagonists grow and leading them to become mature heroes, especially after the events of the Second Genesis and the subsequent Claremont management. The appearance of new generations of mutants told in New Mutants tried to recreate that adolescent poetics, but there was no contact with the reality of young Americans. An idea that has not escaped Vita Ayala, author of Children of the Atom, who instead captures this unmistakable trait of the X-Men of the first hour, thanks to the experience gained in New Mutants.

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Although it is a superheroic story, in fact, Children of the Atom has a strongly emotional root, dropped within the adolescent dynamics. Mindful of the comic origins of the X-Men, Ayala bases her story on the emotional enhancement of the characters, on their emotions. Before being a volume on mutants, Children of the Atom is a heartfelt generational portrait, where the traditional care of the mutant world in grasping the complexities of the adolescent world finds a new, more contemporary and vivid definition. Net of the obvious communicative change, child of the digital age, the vast emotional range of the characters is modernized, which also marries current social themes, such as non-binarity, placing them within a well-articulated narrative.

The new, young Marvel heroes

The tone of Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles is essentially young adult, except for the few appearances of the most famous faces of the mutant pantheon. While on the one hand the more mature readers, driven by the collection of magazines dedicated to mutants, may see some childish passages, on the other hand Ayala's desire to emphasize the interiority of adolescents must be recognized, with good management of interpersonal dynamics. Although it is a 'minor' chapter of the current krakoana era, Children of the Atom fits best within the present mutant, taking advantage of the mega event of the Infernal Gala to link the feats of the five young heroes to the wider panorama of the series mutants.

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A narrative frame that finds two convincing graphic interpreters in Bernard Chang and Paco Medina. The tables of Children of the Atom Vol. 1 - Incredibles convey the complexity of the characters' emotions, with a well-designed management of verticality to enhance aspects of the most dynamic tables with a certain freshness. The kinetics and action moments are enhanced by a fluid cage, rich and subdivided in order to emphasize the potential of the characters.

Panini Comics continues to compose the mosaic of the Hickman era of marvel mutants with this paperback volume, in which is presented the complete narrative arc, accompanied by La Gara, a short story belonging to Marvel's Voices (published within X-Men), in which the five Children of the Atom make their first appearance.

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