Next issue has a very road trip look to it, but before we get there, it’s time, despite the rather pointless Infinity banner for the Thunderbolts to finish off their mission for the Punisher.
The finale of a Indestructible Hulk’s “Agent of T. I. M. E.” story arc is here. The question now is, is it as epic as the final pages of last issue would lead you to believe it should be?
Brian Wood’s X-Men has been one of my favourite new ongoings of recent time. Yes there is a (mainly) all female team, yes the teenage vampire mutant who nobody really likes kinda kidnapped a baby (she is now legally his mother) and yes there are far too many psychics around, but this was a great book.
“Monsters Stink!” Daredevil finds himself wrapped up in an adventure that will send his life spiraling out of control as we head into next year’s 50th Anniversary… and the end of everything Matt Murdock holds dear!
With only one possible misstep in its entire run, Young Avengers has been an incredible ride. The end is in site and the battle with Mother commences. Most of this book however is the calm, before the storm. The knowing that the end is upon these characters runs through the minds of reader and Avenger alike. For anybody jumping on hoping to know what the hell is going on is probably going to throw you for one hell of a loop as all the threats from the past year come hurtling down towards a singularity known only as the Demiurge.
If I had to sum up this issue of X-Men Legacy with one word, that word would be transformative. It’s always been clear that Si Spurrier has been taking David Haller on a specific journey with this series, and with this issue we see at least some of the journey pay off, and Spurrier crafts an issue that is typically satisfying for this book.
Benjamin Deeds is put to the test! The Uncanny X-Men and the Original Five start their training! But can they hack it under Cyclops’ tutelage?