It's a fair issue overall -- X-Men anthologies are usually an enjoyable a read for both casual and hardcore fans -- but as with previous attempts at the format, "Manifest Destiny" does ultimately end up feeling a little inconsequential in the wider scheme of things. Read Full Review
Comics are so short already, Marvel really isn't doing themselves any service by splitting books like these into even shorter vignettes. There's no reason the last two stories couldn't have been placed in the context of one of the many other X-books. The Iceman/Mystique storyline is obviously leading up to something, but I have no idea what. Reversal of the Decimation? But didn't Bobby already get his powers back? And the two of them have zero chemistry. Manifest Destiny feels like a grab-bag of lukewarm leftovers. Read Full Review
Whereas the first issue of Manifest Destiny has its merits, issue #2 approaches irredeemable. Even for the hardcore X-fan, there isn't much to recommend unless you're irrevocably attached to the Iceman/Mystique dynamic. Read Full Review
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