on 23 February 2013
Well, this was the first decent X-Men read I have had for a while now. Basically the climax of the longstanding Breakworld issues, the action centres around what happens when a group of refugees from the breakworld are allowed onto Utopia by Scott. Really, this story is about Kitty Pryde and it is reasonalby good at doing that. The plot is also above averagely creative and produces and few genuine moments of "well how are they going to get out of that!", though the ending is perhaps a touch unrealistic and cloying. Not perhaps the greatest X-story ever told but definately a good, solid read.
on 8 November 2011
Matt Fractions run on X-men was mixed at best, some things he did very well, others... not so much. Still there were some excellent ideas. Keiran Gillen picks up where he left off without missing a beat, nor making any massive changes. Well except in the tightness of the script.
The story picks up on the Breakworlders and their inability to adjust to their new way of life, they turn to the X-men for help and things... well they don't go smooth, some want to change others... don't. A well thought out story and excellent character work make this stand out. the art doesn't hurt either, Terry Dodson turns in some excellent work here.
Well worth picking up.
on 23 November 2011
Another transition story. Nothing happens : yeah the breakworlders have another vicious scheme going on but nothing too serious, the goal (from the author's POV) was just that Kitty would be tangible again... Wow... The rest is boring, especially the plot about Magneto playing nice. "Quarantine" was better. So, maybe now you could actually make the global plot move forward ? Make some mutants appear again ? Explain what Hope really is ? This thing's purpose is just to wait until "Fear Itself", don't buy it, just read the summary somewhere on the web.