Thursday, December 19, 2013

All-New X-Men #20

   See that wonderful Brandon Peterson cover over there for All-New X-Men?

   Yeah, that doesn't happen in this comic.

   There's a scene that's almost kinda sorta close, but not really.

   So just be aware of that going in.

   The story is a quick bit of business as Wolverine's cloned daughter (yeah, I know) X-23 is rescued by the original X-Men and after some clever dialogue (patent pending, Brian Michael Bendis). She leads the team to an armed group of humans - the Purifiers - who want to wipe out mutants.

   It all sounds very straightforward, but these things tend to not go according to plan, so there are a few twists and turns along the way.

   The artwork by Mahmud Asrar and Peterson is terrific, with loads of action and angst to move things along. And I do love seeing the original team in action again.

   There's not a lot of deep thought going on here - just straightforward action in the typical Marvel fashion.

   Nothing wrong with that!

Grade: B+


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