X-Men Battle of the Atom #1 Review
By Andy Frisk
September 4, 2013 - 21:35
Writer(s): Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller(s): Franch Cho, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Colourist(s): Marte Gracia
Letterer(s): VC's Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist(s): Arthur Adams with Pter Steigerwald
Time displacement X-Men stories have pretty much worn out their welcome over the years. It seems that there is a major "Days of Future Past" type of rehash every decade or so within the pages of the many X-Books. Telling yet another one takes a lot of guts...or in this case: talent. Somehow Brian Michael Bendis has managed to put a new spin on an old theme when he brought the original X-Men from the past to the present, and has managed to give X-Fans a real treat of a story. Watching the interactions between the young Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde, and the older Scott Summers has been nothing short of mesmerizing. The many Easter Eggs and quirky humorous episodes that Bendis has thrown in throughout the story are a real treat to long term X-Readers as well. Much like he did with The Avengers, Bendis is managing to reinvigorate the franchise by bringing it back to its most basic tenants, and Bendis' story, in many ways, is just beginning.
Recent X-Men crossover events have been nothing to get too excited about. Schism was pretty good. Avengers vs. X-Men wasn't. Battle of the Atom, based on the merits of the open chapter, is loaded with potential, and just might top them both.
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