The move back to Xavier Academy does firmly cement this story in the X-Universe, but frankly I had rather been enjoying our haphazard tour of the Ultimate Universe, and as such the return to the familiar confines of the school left me somewhat disappointed. Than again I'm sure fans of this series will be pleased to see the X-Men, and the various subplots that were left on the back-burners are finally making an appearance in this series, with the scene between Wolverine and Jean Grey being a particularly effective scene. There's also a nice moment between Xavier and Wolverine, that is nicely followed up by a classic example of why I'm willing to let Brian Michael Bendis get away with a slower writing style that most, as his conversation between Xavier and Nick Fury is a wonderful display of back and forth interaction between two rather stubborn personalities. However, the moment that is sure to get everyone talking is the scene that plays out in the final pages, as it's not only a devas Read Full Review
If youre looking for a lot of action, then this book really isnt for you. Rather than another shoot out, Bendis lets the plot move forward at a brisker pace than normal, and that movement is appreciated. Im still waiting for the writer to strike a balance between the two, but until then Ill just enjoy what hes given us: well written stories that rarely disappoint. Read Full Review
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