Did I miss Irma dying her hair red? I know she mentioned it… oh well.
This issue throws you into the story much the way these kids are thrown into Tabula Rasa to fend for themselves as a ‘training exercise’. You know, some days I’m on Scott’s side, other days, I just want to smack him across the face. I understand that these guys need to learn how to protect themselves but, really, throwing them into Tabula Rasa like that without warning? Can we say overkill? Or maybe just ‘trying to get them killed’?
Then Scott goes and be’s the biggest hypocritical douche by kicking out Bond for making a mistake? Seriously? The dude learned his lesson, just like you learned your damn lesson, Scott. You suck.
Yet another case of mucking with Scott’s characterization in order to get the desired outcome. Blech.
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I don’t know if it’s technically possible to burn down hell… but that sounds awesome…
Everyone is finally brought together, Beast is knocked to his senses, Wolvie and Northstar are found, then Iceman and Firestar are rescued by the Bamfs. It was all appropriately nostalgic and fun. Now the group is ready to go do some damage on the high seas of the afterlife.
What really interests me is the backstory of the Bamfs. We discover where the Red Bamfs came from, and most of the history behind the Blue Bamfs. The biggest question though is what did Nightcrawler offer them? He treats them like family (of course he would) but there is an insurmountable sadness there. I hope this isn’t something that is going to take forever to resolve (if ever).
Until then, we’re going to have a swashbuckler of a time… can’t wait!
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Doop killing it with the funk is the best thing about this issue, hands down.
This volume of WatX is coming to a close so it can be relaunched with a new writer and new-ish focus. The title is topped off with the graduation of many of the main characters in a predictably sappy+comical way. We also get those dreaded flash forwards that hint at stuff that may or may not come to fruition. The whole thing is nice and tidy and the definition of lack-luster.
While I am happy that we didn’t get some crazy cliffhanger or whatever it was that X-Men Legacy Vol 2 gave us… I was hoping for something with a lot more zing as Aaron has given us in the past. There is a moment or two here and there plus Doop’s great scene there towards the end, but it mostly tries to rely on nostalgia to eek out a very safe close by attempting feels. The thing is, this is comics, we’ve all learned not to get attached, at least the way Aaron is trying to manipulate.
I think we pretty much all feel like Quire on this one…
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Well, that was disturbing…
Like all televisions shows, even the best ones still have to take a season to truly find their feet and AOS has been doing exactly that… I’m just not sure I like where they are standing.
All season there has been a push towards there being something rotten in SHIELD, little things here and there, especially with the circumstances around Coulson living and Skye’s backstory. Then you have the Winter Soldier trailer which basically flat out accuses SHIELD of becoming the bad guy. Now we have TAHITI which is an episode that holds up a neon sign that says there is something seriously corrupt inside SHIELD what with their secret facility (that was way too easy to find if you ask me) and their Leech meets Source Code blue guy floating in the tank.
(You’re telling me that all this tech going on down there, the production of chemicals and drugs and the like, and there is no scientists on duty? Just too guards? Unless the place was mothballed, which it clearly wasn’t, their should have been way more people there. This smells like either a set up or lazy writing.)
Speaking of lazy writing, I was really hoping that this show, when it finally stopped being all about Skye, would try to be clever and unique like much of Whedon’s work. Instead, we get the tried and true “we secretly work for a corrupt company/government” storyline. Yeah, it can be effective, but it’s been done so much, especially lately. If this whole backseason is going to be nothing but them ‘fighting the man’ then I will be disappoint…
But at least it won’t be ‘the Skye show’ and we can get more from everyone else. Always a plus side to everything…
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So apparently this title got cancelled and I didn’t notice.
That happens to me more than I’d like to admit.
But now the long drawn out nature of the last couple of issues makes a lot of sense. And this final issue wasn’t any less long winded and a bit of a let down. The way the world worm is stopped is literally by Xavier’s ghost coming and saying “I’m proud of you, Son.”
That’s what you went with?
The real question now is what is up with Legion? Did his physical body get completely destroyed and now he’s living in Ruth’s mind? What does it mean that she basically got time traveled back to just after Xavier’s death? And what of the time traveling man who claims to be a decedent of Xavier?
I don’t think we’ll ever know… that’s comics for you…
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Deadpool makes gore look good, and hilarious.
His ability to just frack $hit up knows no bounds and those poor shlups that got in his way had no chance, at all. The way gore and battle is presented in this issue is just brilliant in its execution. It’s more than just a joke, it’s the classic twist of Deapool’s sarcasm, wit, and playing with convention.
But in all this, the bad guy probably got away to muck things up another day. Not terribly surprising but that’s okay.
Hopefully Preston will get a LMD next issue and get back to her family, the woman should also be given sainthood for putting up with Deadpool…
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They should just call this title X-Men: Resurrection.
First the original X-Men come to the future which means Jean and original!Angel are basically resurrected. Then Christopher Summers is all ‘surprise, I ain’t dead either’ just in time to meet up with the young version of his son. Who’s going to be resurrected next? I hear Maddy is coming back too ala the X-Men title. Poor Scott, he can’t win for loosing.
As for Jean, it’s about time she realized she’s being a brat and her temper isn’t going to do her any favors. I hate Bendis is making her a brat though, but I can kinda see where it comes from. After all, considering everything that will happen to her, I can see a teenager not coping all that well. But at the same time Bendis makes it very petty with her constant flip-flopping over Scott which makes this all a bad after-school special.
So far though, Space has been fun, if it doesn’t turn super angsty later…
Can we just have more of Bobby and Rocket? Cause that stuff is hilarious!
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