All New X-Men #2 Review
By Alexander Jones
November 28, 2012 - 20:21
Writer(s): Brian Micheal Bendis
Penciller(s): Stuart Immonen
Inker(s): Wade Von Grawbadger
Colourist(s): Marte Gracia
Letterer(s): VC's Cory Petit
Cover Artist(s): Stuart Immonen
Fans of X-Men will love this comic. It is refreshing to see the classic X-Men as being more reluctant toward the present ones. Although Beast seems like he is too important of a character to just die of a heart disease randomly. If comic book death was permanent it would be a powerful upcoming moment in the story. However in the revolving door of death that is modern comic books Beast’s impending death won’t mean that much to anyone. Contrasting Beast’s inevitable death is the death of Charles Xavier that only has meaning because Cyclops was the one who murdered him. The death of Professor X also still plays a major role in the story. The cover to the next issue gives the comic one hell of a cliffhanger. Nobody can possibly guess what or how present Cyclops will react to classic Cyclops.
The content of the comic while wordy is still fantastic. The classic X-Men are very naive and scared. The notion of innocence being swept away into the future is great. Examining the ramifications on Wolverine and seeing him being put to sleep like commonplace dog is a shining moment in the script. The two Icemen also have a scene stealing moment when they look into each others eyes. The classic X-Men also think that Utopia is heaven itself. Then they steal a Quinjet and are whisked away into another adventure. With the impending doom that is present day Cyclops next issue and the fun to be had in this issue as well this series is highly recommended.
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