Anyway this is the next part in the Battle of the Atom X-over that’s taken over the X-Men titles. This review is of [Non-Adjective] X-Men #6 which was written by Brian Wood with art by David López (pencils) Cam Smith with Terry Pallot on inks and Laura Martin with Matt Milla on colors. Check out the previous reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Full review after the jump.
|"An offspring of Wolverine that turns out to be evil? What a novel concept"|
-Said no one in years
Well I don’t have a lot to say about this book. I will say that unlike the last issue of Non-Adjective X-Men where the main cast seemed to get shuffled into the background of their own book I felt this issue really gave key cast members (and even a supporting character like Bling) a chance to shine even amongst the chaos of the plot of this issue. I especially loved Psylocke as an incredible, and nigh unstoppable, badass. In general this was a better read than issue five of X-Men and continues the trend of the last few parts of the crossover having above average storytelling.
|Jubilee and Cyclops leading the X-Men? Is it my birthday?|
[Also note that Magneto is clearly colored wrong]
The artwork is very solid, though the coloring makes some mistakes (specifically giving Magneto the White a non-white color scheme). But aside from that there’s not much to complain about the art. I n fact there’s not much to complain about this issue at all. Although I have to say that Wolverine apparently revealing he never trusted the future X-Men kind of rings of B.S. to me since he was awfully compliant with them from the get-go. There’s this scene where Xavier exposes himself as the villain he is where Rachel Summers start yelling about how “Logan was right” and I just had to roll my eyes. In fact in my paranoia I have to say I wonder if this wasn’t a subtle (well, not really “subtle”) and mean spirited jab/joke at the “Cyclops Was Right” fan movement that began immediately after Avengers vs. X-Men’s less than positive ending. It could be nothing but then again maybe it’s another example of the universe’s disappointing favoritism towards the claw wielding antihero over Cyclops.
|Marvel, are you f@#ing trolling me?|
I give X-Men #6 4 out of 5 Adorable Pandas.
-Mostly good art
-Awesoem character moments
-Some missteps with the art
-Wolverine being right despite the fact that we all know Cyclops was right.