on 15 July 2015
I reads a library copy of the paperback.
I believe this collection closes out Charles Xavier headlining this title and some longstanding plotlines are tied up before the next event hits.
Finally and eventually Xavier helps Rogue to control her powers and prepare for her future with all her previous baggage neatly sorted.
Naturally Gambit guest-stars.
That is a very welcome move long anticipated that it is a bit anticlimactic when it comes but the journey invokes all Rogues struggles to get where she is nicely.
I applaud the move.
There is also a retrospective justification for Xavier’s seeming inexcusable treatment of sentient-hologram-suite, Danger and a resolution of her back story.
This helps dramatise Rogue’s story by providing the holographic programme to travel through and I have never liked the concept of Danger so I hope this marks the end of her story altogether.
With this tale sandwiched by ‘chat’ issues between Xavier and brother-Juggernaut and then Exodus and the Acolytes there is a lot of X-Men business dealt with here.
The art is highly accomplished and the tone is maintained throughout this book.
Don’t expect Magneto much, contrary to the cover but otherwise this is a full bag of goodies.
on 24 September 2009
Rogue has been a mainstay of the X-men for a long time, and has been a very popular character for most of that time. The defining thing about her story was her inability to touch someone without hurting them and absorbing thier powers and personality. Here rogue returns to the x-books and Professor X sets out to actually do what he promised her originally, to help her control her powers. Thrown into the mix are danger from astonishing x-men and some shi'ar pirates trying to salvage shi'ar tech (like danger).
The plot isn't exactly action packed and the story telling is quite subtle. Once again writer Mike Carey get the characters spot on and art is provided my Scot eaton who has been doing some very good work for the series.