|Why fly when you can ride?|
It seems that for the X-Men, if they cant get 'round it, can't go over, can't get under it, then just grin and bear it.
Well, it just keeps coming back for more. In issue 29 of All New X-Men, the future Brotherhood of Mutants has finally come back to finish what they started in the Battle of the Atom.
This has been teased and planned out for a while now and it seems nice to finally be getting back on track with this lingering story line.
The plot details nicely round out the key players from the future mutants and helps satisfy some questions left over from last years big X- event. However, I do feel stuck in a loop with young Xavier's never ending message to the future system.
It is also nice to see the character development of Warren (Angel) and Laura (X-23) by the issues end. This is quite intriguing. So to see them in next issue, along with the cover tease for issue 30, does expand the horizons again for the large ensemble that the writer, Brian Bendis, has to play with.
When you take into account the recent comments Bendis has made about the continued progress for stories in the X- universe through next year, it is evident that we can expect to see a lot more development for both characters and stories from this side of Marvel.
A comic is much more than just story, but the combination of words and pictures. So, what about the art for All New X-Men?
As evident from the images in this article, the art continues to show great pencil work from Stuart Immonen. The consistency and clean lines he brings to this series helps make it a main stay for the X-Universe books. The collaboration Immonen has with Bendis continues to support the story continuity as well.
|Marta Gracia's color hues bring drama to any battle.|
|Jean Grey unleashes, X-23 Snikkts.|
While I may a bit behind on reviewing this issue (I live on the other side of the world and it gets mailed from New York) with All New X-Men #30 out next week, let me know what you think.
Do you like the way the story is going? Does it need a pick me up?
With X-Men editor Mike Marts and Brian Bendis now beginning to talk up future X-Men related events, what do you hope could be in store for us?
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