Monday, May 5, 2014

All-New X-Men #26

   Time for more talking!

   Writer Brian Michael Bendis has an interesting pattern to his work, where he'll have several issues of hop-hah action sequences, and then let things settle a bit with a character-centric issue.

   And that's what you get in this issue of All-New X-Men - a quiet issue where young Jean Grey finally has a discussion with today's version of Scott (Cyclops) Summers - and it covers some long-simmering topics.

   We also see some quiet (and not-so-quiet moments) between Angel and X-23 - and a new menace checks in, promising that next issue will be anything but quiet.

   The art is by Stuart Immonen and Wade Von Grawbadger, and it's tremendous. The two are masters of character, mood and environment, and turn in amazing work here (and a stunning cover).

   While I'm a fan of the typical Marvel action issues, I have to admit I don't mind these "slow" issues, as long as they're done well - like this one.

Grade: A-




Peter Wallace said...

What is this "hop-hah" action of which you speak?

Chuck said...

That was last issue, Pete, where the team fought the Shiar version of the Legion of Super-heroes.