EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN has, thus far, been a book that many people criticized for having a weirdly slow pace and taking too much time to “bring the band together”. In this issue though, after Colossus realizes what horrible plan Sinister has for him and his sister and Jean, Logan and the other X-Men manage to defeat demons of Limbo and secure X-Haven once again, the team unites in a battle against the Marauders – only to find out about the entirety of what – or whom – Essex has been experimenting on…
It’s issue two of Hopeless’ and Bagley’s light-hearted and joyful teenage X-title – issue one of which I really enjoyed for having lower stakes than other X-titles on the market as well as introducing antagonists with interesting political implications. Does #2 live up to this really enjoyable debut?
Let’s take a closer look at the content of the X-MEN: APOCALYPSE trailer as well as some shots in particular and find out/ speculate as much as we can about what we can expect from the finished flick.
It’s the end of the mutant revolution and the New Xavier School. With this issue focused on Cyclops coming to terms with his past mistakes and reunited with his brother, does Bendis deliver an issue with great characterisation and character interaction? Is this goodbye to the Uncanny team believable?
When I first heard the original five X-Men were returning to present day Marvel continuity, I thought it was a stupid idea. Like many people, I wondered what could possibly be amiss that was preventing The Powers That Be at Marvel from creating original characters with depth and soul. The story of the original X-Men had been told — over decades, and the original run of X-MEN starring this cast lead to low circulation numbers and even temporary cancellation. The book didn’t become a part of pop culture until Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and Colossus were introduced to the X-Men in GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 rendering a decision like bringing the original five X-Men back into the fold as teenagers risky at best and disastrous at worst. What I didn’t realize at the time was one of my favorite writers was leading the charge — Brian Michael Bendis. Luckily, he proved me wrong — very wrong and instead of disaster, the transport of the original five teenage X-Men to our time is surprisingly refreshing and fills a much-needed void in creativity that has been lacking from the X-Men family of comic books for some time now.