All New X-Men #3 Review
By Alexander Jones
December 12, 2012 - 20:02
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
While virtually everything about this issue itself is incredible including the colors, the dialogue, and the characterization, not to mention Stuart Immonen’s gorgeous visuals, there are a few things that could possibly frighten any reader of the book. First of all is the fast and furious shipping schedule of the book three issues in four weeks is insane. Then factor Stuart Immonen as he must be drawing at an insane pace and things become worrying that art wise the visuals may not stay consistent under the pen of someone else. Yet also the incredible amount of characters Bendis has in play for this series as a whole is insane. While in the immediate future to this series may not be an issue it is just further down the road where trouble may occur.
In spite of that fact this issue is simply great. Emma Frost arguing with Cyclops about her stance on the state of things in the Marvel Universe is enchanting. Magneto finding the true intentions within a lying Cyclops is also a deep introspective and engaging character moment. Another incredibly smart idea is enhancing the mutations for all of the X-Men in general. Even though an X-Men may not believe this, it is an inherent fact that a power or mutation would be an extent of an individual’s personality. During an interview Bendis stated that regardless of what people think when going through a drastic change in your life your appearance changes along with you. Knowing the costumes of the Cyclops team of X-Men will soon change seems incredibly appropriate. The present and future are finally looking bright for readers of X-Men this title is every bit as exciting as we could have hoped for. Although for the X-Men themselves dark times lie ahead.
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