Sisterhood is the latest trade paperback in Matt Fraction's current run on Uncanny X-Men, and it's illustrated by Greg Land (issues 508-511) and Yanick Paquette. (issue 512) Now, odds are if you're reading this review you already know how you feel about Greg Land. Either you enjoy his style of hyperrealism and crisp, clear colors; or you hate the airbrushed faces and lack of discernible emotion. In case it isn't clear I fall into the latter category. The characters have this stiff, unreal quality about them and generally seem only to express one emotion, which is manic glee. Every female appears to be posing for the cover of Glamour even when the story requires them to emote. Apparently though, there are some people that enjoy this sort of thing.
Sadly the art isn't the worst thing about this book. Regardless of you opinions on Land the story is a convoluted mess. The plot goes that the Red Queen is some kind of psychic entity who wants to become corporeal. (This is never properly explained) Although she is rather powerful, she wants a body in order to become more powerful. (Fair enough) She recruits a random assortment of female villains from the bowels of X-Men continuity and enacts her plan to become omnipotent. **I should warn you that some minor spoilers lay ahead if your life is ruined by those kind of things** Her plan goes as thus: Resurrect Psylocke but mind-control her and put her in her old body. Why she felt this was a good idea and wouldn't come back to bite her in the butt is anyone's guess. She uses Psylocke to attack the X-Men in order to steal Wolverine's lock of Jean Grey's hair (sigh) in order to find Jean's body. The location of Jean's body? In the publicly known X-Mansion under a grave marked "Jean Grey-Summers." These are some rather Draco-sized plot holes. Combine that with the "Also-Chuck-Austen-esque" dialogue, those insipid name boxes, (I know who Cyclops is for crying out loud) the random villains with unexplained powers, and what you get is a wholly forgettable experience.
Oh and I almost forgot, there's an issue at the end starring the X-Club who go back in time for reasoning equated to "I 'unno." It's a cute, if slightly irrelevant story.
In short, only pick this up if you're a huge Greg Land fan, or if you absolutely have to own everything with the letter "X" on it. If you're a new fan, maybe one who enjoyed the movies, start perhaps with Astonishing X-Men because this is absolutely inexcusable.