|Amazing X-Men #16 cover by Kris Anka|
Cyttorak is calling for a new avatar, and for some the lure is too strong to resist.
Amazing X-Men #16 jumps straight back into the action from the previous issue and tantalizes with some great twists and excellent art.
Christopher Yost continues to write a story that has intrigue, action, and humor. We are left waiting to see who will be picked as the the new Juggernaut, but the call from Cyttorak, which is answered by a variety of men and women from around the globe, provides for some nice set piece action. Each varied contender for Cytorrak's favor has a unique set of skills that sees the X-Men pushed to their limits as they split up to stop anyone trying to get the ruby.
Yost plays up the well-established character tropes for the X-Men. We get to see some of the usual humor from Rockslide and Iceman but also the determined will of Storm and the emotional instability of Colossus. The scene with Pixie at the Jean Grey School was a great piece art and story that provided context for the characters and an emotional attachment to the motivation for Colossus' part in this story. Yost is using the characters in appropriate ways to really drive his story, and given that he has the use of so many, there is a fine balance in this issue.
|Many are called, but only one is chosen to serve|
|Artistic collaboration stands out in Amazing X-Men #16|
|Cain Marko hears the call from Cyttorak|
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