Well that wasn’t a very long wait for the second issue of the X-men’s big event for the year. After last issue I was hoping that there was going to be some good action and extended Sentinel fight scenes. Instead we get to see numerous X-men mopping up malfunctioning Sentinels across the world. These Sentinels all turned on their masters of course due to the tampering of the newest Black King of the Hellfire Club, Kade Kilgore, who is twelve…. Yup. I just can’t get over that whole aspect of the story right now, that this little kid and now a couple of his little kid friends are involved in trying to take over the world or enslave mutants or something. I’m sure we’ll be finding out soon enough.
I was also a bit disappointed in the change of artist. Don’t get me wrong, I love Frank Cho’s art but it just felt awkward after Pacheco did such a fantastic job last issue. Wolverine was still great and I enjoy his and Idie’s moments, short though they may be. But overall nothing interesting really happened. I thought maybe Quentin Quire’s annoying ass may have posed a threat of some sort but they basically turned him into quite the joke by the end of the issue. Why wouldn’t Cyke just let Wolvie stab the little bastard?
I give the issue 1 out of 5 bears. What a waste. I’m not losing hope though, I will pick up issue three to see this thing through. Even if it’s bad at that point I might as well go to issue five also. I’m a trooper and I go down with the sinking ship!