This book is kind of a jumping on point I think after having jumped off a while ago for me. I simply got tired of constant cross overs and “Big” events. I’m hoping with X-men: Prime that this is the beginning of a more stream lined approach to the X-universe that will have some self -contained series where they can focus issue to issue instead of making it part of a bigger story. A full year of a no title crossover run is my wish………
I also want a pony. We’ll see which I get first.
This first issue of a new start seems to be heading in the right direction. I’m not kidding myself. This issue was very much a “primer” for the next 3 series being released (X-men Gold, X-men Blue and Weapon X)which are coming out next month, but there is a well written narrative by Marc Guggenheim(or Greg Pak, or Cullen Bunn. They are not really clear about that part) featuring Kitty Pryde that serves this purpose well. All the folks working on the above mentioned titles are featured in this book. Along with artists Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson and Leonard Kirk.
If you’re looking for a break down of Gold and Blue from 92′ its not here to be found. More of an out with the old(think 60’s) in with the whoever is left. Weapon X, from the side story inside ,looks like it will be continuing it’s run as the team of the “shady” X-men .As I went through the book I realized “God, has that X- crew grown since 1992”.There was a piece of dialogue in this book where Kitty mused that at one point in time Angel thought 13 X-men were a lot .I think if I remember correctly this was a nod to the re-launch 25 years ago.
Interesting to see Kitty Pryde take over as the new “Headmaster” it would seem. Times certainly have changed from when she was the kid of the team. Speaking of kids, I had no idea Jubilee was now a mom. God, I am getting older than dirt. If there was a twist to this book, I guess you call that its last panel. Seems their move to Limbo was temporary and Kitty thinks it’s time they became the “Heroes” they once were. I’m not quite sure their new home is the best idea, but at the very least it puts them smack dab in the middle of things again and should make for some interesting storylines.
Glad I bought this book. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a more solid continuity to the X-men in the Marvel universe. In more than a few ways, they have been treated like the Red headed step child for the last 15 or so years and it’s time to bring them back home. I’m giving all 3 new series a 5 issue commitment to try them. They are off to a good start so far.
Book is on the racks now.
Cover Artists : Ardian Syaf, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Greg Pak, Cullen Bunn
Pencillers: Ken Lashley, Ibaim Roberson, Leonard Kirk
Inkers:Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson, Guillermo Ortego
Colorists: Morry Hollowell, Frank D’armata, Michael Garland