Sunday, February 14, 2016

All-New X-Men #4

   It's almost surprising how much this series is focusing on the "new" Wolverine.

   The formerly-named X-23 has her own title, but she has center stage as the "new" member of the All-New X-Men (which should actually be called "the Original X-Men," since it includes the young versions of Cyclops, the Angel, the Beast and Iceman).

   Each adventure so far (and several in this issue) begin with Wolv-her-ine (sorry) jumping into extreme danger and suffering harsh wounds - though her healing factor makes any injury temporary, of course.

   It's especially difficult for the Angel, since they're in love.

   The issue gives us a good look at this more upbeat and hopeful version of the X-Men, and brings back a classic villain.

   I love the art by Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy - it's loaded with action, great character designs and some nice quiet moments, too.

   Writer Dennis Hopeless has done a great job of balancing the big cast and keeping the series moving along briskly.

   In other words, this feels a lot like a classic X-Men comic - and that's a very good thing!

Grade: A-


1 comment:

Ambaryerno said...

This is without a doubt the WORST X-23 has ever been written, and that's INCLUDING Bendis. She's just appallingly out of character in this book.