With the release of the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, we couldn’t have been more excited to see DC’s Trinity stand united on the big screen for the first time. And while this film will obviously focus more on Batman and Superman, we couldn’t help but wonder if we might see the comic relationship between Supes and WW explored in any future films.
The world of the X-Men has been going through some serious changes after the events of Avengers vs X-Men, especially when it concerns the former leader of mutantkind, Cyclops. Brian Michael Bendis has been crafting a new role for the X-Man that seems to take a page out of Magneto’s former book, and has him running a quasi-revolutionary group whose goals are separate from the mainstream X-men’s. His team has been playing a secondary role in Bendis’ All-New X-Men, the new series of Uncanny is set to follow his story along with his team of rebels which feature Magneto, Emma Frost, Magik, and some new recruits that are poised to become some big players.
Marvel has released a new preview for the second issue of Uncanny X-Men by Bendis and Chris Bachalo, and we’ll see with the series some great pencils, new costumes, and more from the new and dedicated Cyclops. Did I mention I was a huge Cyclops fan? Enough fan worship from me, let’s get to the preview!
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Heading to living rooms soon is the somewhat anticipated X-Men: Destiny. While I do look forward to this game, I won’t be lining up for it or anything. Don’t get me wrong, I love the premise and the gameplay looks adequate. But usually when I play an X-Men game I want to play as an X-Man(or Woman). I may be a little picky here, so let’s just say I will be picking it up when it comes out, but my expectations aren’t huge.
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!