Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler/Colorist: Chris Bachalo
Inkers: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey & Victor Olazaba
Lettering and Production: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: March 13th, 2013
Bendis strikes again with another amazing chapter to his X-Men story. We last left the new team of X-Men standing toe-to-toe against the Avengers. The new mutants, to say the least, are a bit overwhelmed by the presence of super heroes. Notably, Eva Bell, the mutant that can freeze time, has immense respect for Captain America and seems a bit star-struck when she sees him.
The dialogue here really sets up Scott's reasoning for everything he is doing and he has some amazingly strong points. I mentioned in the podcast this week (that isn't posted yet, I will let you know when it is) that Bendis' writing of Scott has been starting to make me like the guy. It is hard to hate him when he is fighting so hard for something he really believes in. He also makes a strong point that if it weren't for Tony Stark's haphazard response to the Phoenix Force, there wouldn't have even been a death of Charles Xavier.
The other key part of this issue was Magneto's explanation as to why he betrayed his team. I find it intriguing and don't want to get into exactly why he did it. If you want to know, you should read this. Hell, if you aren't reading this book at this point and you enjoy or have ever enjoyed X-Men, shame on you. Go out to your comic shop right now and pick up a copy, you wont regret it.