Friday, March 22, 2013

All-New X-Men #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Wade Von Grawbadger
Color Artists: Marte Gracia & Rain Beredo
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 20th, 2013

Wow Bendis is doing a phenomenal job showing how much the main team has grown over the years. This issue opens with the young versions of the X-Men struggling to fight off a few Sentinels while in Times Square. This was of course a Danger Room exercise but it showed how unprepared for the world this team really is. I personally love the way that Bendis is having this team treat Kitty as their "professor" considering the lack of Xavier.

I think the handling of Jean Grey has also been intriguing to say the least. She isn't bad or evil by any stretch of the imagination but without the proper training from Xavier she isn't using her powers in a way that is acceptable or controlled. She is dipping into everyone's minds and breaking a lot of rules she...err...her other...err...the Jean we are used to? Yeah that, the Jean that we used to lived by. The transition of Scott being called out about Mystique and her little jailbreak was also really nicely done. I am excited to see where that part of the arc is going.

Lastly, we are finally seeing a true overlap between this book and Uncanny X-Men on the last page. The final pages of this issue and the last issue of Uncanny X-Men mesh nicely and continues to build my excitement for the issues to come. It seems that Bendis needed the refresher of going to a new title because this man is currently blowing my mind.

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