Thursday, November 29, 2012
For the second issue, it's more of the same. Well, that's not entirely fair - the story is a bit better, now that the team is gathered. But most of them spend their time standing around in the aftermath of the destruction that took place last issue - only Rogue gets to take part in an action sequence, and I'm not sure it makes sense.
I know I've missed lots of X-Men stories (there are just so many X-titles out there, who can keep up?), but have Rogue's powers changed? Can she no longer fly, has she lost her super-strength? I have to admit I don't know, but that's apparently the case.
The Red Skull begins to reveal his plan here - but sadly, it's more of the old "let's force humans to hate and kill mutants," which has been a staple of X-Men adventures for about 40 years now.
The saving grace, as always, is the fantastic art by John Cassaday - he's simply one of the best in the business.
Hopefully future issues will give him some more visual events to work with.
Not a bad series at all, but it's still not living up to its promise. Yet.