Saturday, May 17, 2014

All-New X-Men #27

  (Time to play catch up. I just had a wonderful weekend attending the wedding of a loved one, and I'm running late - so the next couple of reviews will be short, west and to the point. Back to my usual blabbering on Monday.)

   This is one of those comics where I think I'm getting too old for the All-New X-Men.

   The series has always played fast and loose with time-traveling characters, but it's been pretty straightforward up to this point (or at least possible to follow). Even bringing the original team to the present is manageable.

   But this issue jumbles things up quite a bit, as we jump around to see the origins of the future X-Men (or are they the Brotherhood?), and the heroes have their mind messed with by the "old" Jean Grey and Charles Xavier's son.

   It makes sense as a tactic in combat, but it makes for a confusing story. The art is terrific, but the story is just too time-tangled to enjoy - or make sense of.

Grade: B


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