Monday, January 27, 2014

All-New X-Men #22

   It seems a bit odd that Earth's heroes saved the universe in the Infinity series, earning the undying loyalty of a number of alien races - and within a month or two we already see stories where alien cultures like the Kree and the Shi'ar are attacking certain of Earth's heroes.

   Talk about fair-weather friends!

   This time around they attack the All-New X-Men (which is to say, the classic team now residing in the present day), and it's a no-holds-barred battle with fantastic visuals by Stuart Immonen.

   But before that, we get some fine character moments courtesy of writer Brian Michael Bendis, as Cyclops and Marvel Girl finally have a serious discussion - though it's done with comic results.

   This issue is setting up a multi-issue crossover event - the Trial of Jean Grey - and considering the guests who show up on the final page, it promises to be a heck of a lot of fun.

   So far, it's a very promising start!

Grade: A-


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