Thursday, January 3, 2013

All-New X-Men #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Stuart Immonen
Inkers: Wade Von Grawbadger with Craig Yeung
Colorists: Marte Gracia with Jason Keith
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 02, 2013

Every issue Bendis continues to impress me with his take on these X-Men. This issue focuses a lot of Hank McCoy's illness as well as how Jean Grey is handling the events of the past couple days. Hank is of course trying to help Hank (remember there are two) and even uses Jean to get into his own, future mind to figure out what to do to fix the messed up mutations....writing that made me feel like a crazy person.

Another part of the issue shows present day Scott picking up the mutant from the last issue. This is the first time it really shows the New Charles Xavier School for the Gifted that Scott is trying to put together. I think that we are going to start seeing less of that team in this comic once we get the new Uncanny X-Men in February.

The most interesting part of this issue is Jean and how she is handling everything she learned from delving into present Scott Summer's brain. She is not handling her telepathic knowledge too well but she does decide to stay in the current time flow to try to fix things before she is returned to her time. The other Original X-Men, other than Angel, decide that they should stay too. Angel seems concerned that no one is talking about what has happened to him.

Oh, also it seems we are referring to Kitty Pryde as Professor K now. Or at least original Hank McCoy is...seems that she may be starting a new legacy. Regardless of all of that I stand by my original analysis of this title which is READ IT! Seriously, this is a really solid X-book. I know that a lot of people are iffy on Bendis but give him a shot. He is shining here as are our X-Men.

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