Friday, March 8, 2013

All-New X-Men #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Color Artist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 6th, 2013

It is nice to see that Bendis is taking a bit of time to let each member of the original team share the spotlight in these early issues. This issue we finally get to see a little more of Angel and how he is handling things, which isn't very well. He doesn't seem overly comfortable with how he has turned out or how anything has turned out. He thinks that things are the way they are and there is nothing they can do about it and he wants to go home, it really makes sense.

Also, the Avengers are finally aware of Hank's choice to travel into the past and drag his old friends to the current timeline. Cap is obviously not thrilled at the idea but knows to not step over the line and force the X-Men to do anything they don't want to considering human/mutant relations are not great at the moment. There is a really nice interaction between young Scott and Cap that made me smile and start to not hate him as a character. I don't know what I will do with myself if I don't hate Cyclops...

Lastly, there is something to be questioned about how quickly Jean's powers are awakening and how she is dealing with them. Without Professor X there to explain what is right and wrong to her I am concerned she may end up wandering down a dark path. I think this is adding a new level of enjoyment to the book though and making it quite the fun ride.

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