Monday, June 16, 2014

All-New X-Men #28

The X-Men's battle with Xavier and the Future Brotherhood of Mutants continues as the son of Charles Xavier sets his sights on Jean Grey believing her death will pave the way for Xavier to wipe out the X-Men once and for all.

Intercut through the various battle scenes with the school and Jean Grey's mind, we're given future flashbacks involving Xavier recruiting the Beast to his cause and explaining his hatred of the X-Men. It seems Xavier believes their continued existence after Professor X's death is a mockery rather than a memorial to their former teacher (which honestly makes Xavier come off more like a whiny emo punk than kick-as super-villain).

Faced with a serious threat in Xavier and his team, All New X-Men #28 continues the trend of showcasing Jean Grey as the pivotal figure on the team whose power continues to surprise even those who know her all too well. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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