The Black Vortex is the current big event going on in Marvel Comics with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men teaming up to stop an ancient artifact that is imbued with immeasurable power from destroying billions of lives across the universe.
This event will be a three month trek with four books that were released in February, five installments to be released in March with the final four chapters hitting shelves in April.
Here we’re going to examine the first four books while looking at story progression, character depth, and things that look to be shaping up. If you haven’t started reading this event yet, consider this your Cliff’s Notes on The Black Vortex.
There is one question that needs to be asked and that is, “why should we care about this event when Secret Wars is right around the corner?”
The Marvel Universe as we know it will be melded into one single cohesive alignment called Battleworld where continuity could be changed, altered, or remained untouched. While crossover events should deliver some high stakes excitement that augments the overall scope of the universe in some way, shape, or form.
However, sometimes, it’s all about providing a sense of wonderment while seeing your favorite characters in uncommon situations. If you’re a Guardians and or X-Men devotee, seeing them interact is half the fun.
Check out my review of the first four installments of The Black Vortex at Forces of Geek.com