CLAMP has once again delivered in this next edition of X omnibus, which contains volumes 4-6 of the manga. To sum it up, these three volumes were mostly about introducing the characters who make up the dragons of the earth (the seven angels, or to put it simply, the bad guys) and the dragons of heaven (the seven seals, aka good guys) and were also about introducing the reader to the main conflict of the novel (one side wants to destroy the earth in order for a rebirth to happen,and another wants to preserve it). There were some good action scenes, but there haven't been any major clashes between the seven seals and the seven angels. That of course, is to come in later volumes.
Still, there are some interesting developments that happen in these three volumes. I don't want to spoil anything,so I'll be vague:
1. There is something strange going on with Fuma, and he seems to have some special power.
2. Kamui's purpose in the conflict is revealed and so is the history of his family.
3. The end of the 6th volume is shocking, to say the least.
4. Remember how Tokyo Babylon didn't really have an ending? Well...
I think that CLAMP has been pacing this series very well. All of the backstory that has been included in this volume really adds to the reader's understanding of what's going on. Most of the players have been introduced (if anyone has read Tsubasa, you'll recognize almost all of the characters) and I hope that in the next three volumes, we'll see a fight between the dragons of earth and heaven.But in this volume, don't expect any epic clash between the two sides.
Once again, some amazing color pages have been included. The tarot cards have been included once again! The paper used is thick and of a great quality. This volume is easy to hold and I think that the spine holds up well. Overall, if you read the first omnibus volume and enjoyed it, chances are you'll like this one too.