Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Paco Medina, Lucas Werneck, Bryan Valenza, Leinil Francis Yu, Jesus Aburtov, Tom Muller, Jay Bowen, and VC’s Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 26th, 2023
A thousand years of hell and damnation comes to end in this week’s Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 by Kieron Gillen with the loudest scream in history and for the truly guilty, there is no escape. Can the future change the present, or will we just make all the same mistakes again? Either way, the present will have to live with the future’s sins.
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Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 packs one heck of a punch and crams in a ton of content into a tiny package. At times, the issue felt a bit too perplexing and overwhelming. Nevertheless, Gillen still managed to reasonably land the plane and set up the next storyline for the X-books. Readers just need to be prepared for the ramifications that will probably transpire from this week’s closure while also coming to terms with a few glaring plot holes that may be another cause for concern.
Additionally, Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 introduces new characters alongside character changes that will be sure to shake up the current X-Men landscape. Moreover, whether you agree with how Gillen wraps this up or not, the ending itself is a bit messy making it timely and different than past X-Men events since HOXPOX. If anything, it led this reviewer to feel as though this era of X-Men has overstayed its welcome. I think it’s about time we just head off in a different direction.
Paco Medina and Lucas Werneck get the nod in this week’s issue creating one heck of an action-packed installment. This creative team strategically relied on more rough tones which helped reinforce this post-apocalyptic universe blended together by Sinister and ultimately… Gillen! Medina and Werneck did a phenomenal job developing this futuristic world of confusion making it super vivid and all-encompassing in the process. There is no doubt that this art team is a huge plus for this event as well as this specific issue.
Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 felt like a kid cleaning up his room quickly for his parents by shoving everything under his bed and into his closet. Fans will be left with too many questions and wondering about the point of this event other than setting up what’s to come. Sure, Sins of Sinister had its interesting moments. However, as soon as we continued to get farther and farther into the future, I found myself getting farther and farther distant from the comic. Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 does manage to force readers to think a bit while jamming some pieces together they wouldn’t normally have done prior on their own. However, do we read these events to set up new ones or to actually get answers and conclusions to current ideas? Again, I think this era is a bit overdone and I’m finding myself less and less interested in X-books as the week’s progress. Sins of Sinister: Dominion #1 just helped fortify the thoughts I’ve been having for quite so time now. It was a bit too convoluted and crazy for my taste and understanding. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!