Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Amazing X-Men #2

Although he narrates much of the story seen in the second issue of the new series, Nightcrawler himself is absent from all but the final panel of Amazing X-Men #2. Instead the comic focuses on Iceman, Firestar, and Storm trying to survive Hell and Northstar's sheer glee at getting to fight flying pirates in Heaven (where Wolverine runs into an old friend).

The image of Iceman literally freezing Hell over is humorous but I was a bit perplexed why Bobby was able to stave off the heat for so long (as he goes from nearly melting in a puddle to pushing his powers, even in the best conditions, far beyond their limits). Northstar's joy at the absurdity of the situation he finds himself in is also amusing (even if I've never been much of a fan of the character).

Despite his voice commenting on actions and events he couldn't possibly be witnessing, the comic is missing the character who the entire first arc of the series is named after on. Because of this the second issue isn't as strong (or as interesting) as the first, but it's still worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

No comments: