Wednesday, March 31, 2010
X-Force #25 - Marvel
Well . . this issue wraps up Necrosha. More or less. To me . . it all seemed a bit anti-climatic. Selene is ascending towards god-hood, but the X-Men have an obligation . . and plan, to bring her down. All they need is the knife that John Proudstar has in his possession. And the only person that can get it from him . . and use it, is his brother James. In the process, Josh takes out Kevin. Which he really didn't want to do, so . . he's pretty upset. Anyways, basically, the rest of the team distracts Selene, and James put the dagger in her heart . . literally. But this whole experience . . seeing all their old friends and enemies brought back to life, has really taken it's toll on this team's members. When all's said and done, Vanisher and Dom have taken off on some form of vacation. James, after seeing his brother cross over, has made his peace and is out. Josh is gone too. He's upset about what happened, and he's having some problems with his power. Logan doesn't feel that Rahne should've been there in the first place, and he doesn't want Laura involved anymore either. So basically . . all that's left is Logan and Warren. So . . who's going to be in the next issue? Also, when Selene was absorbing all the souls of the mutants that she had resurrected, apparently some of them had plans of their own and escaped off the island. I can't say I blame them, but . . the X-Men don't know who disappeared and how many of them there are. Also, I'm guessing because of the techno-organic virus . . Cerebro can't be used to find them either. So, I guess they're just going to have to wait until they decide to pop up. Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost wrote this story. My only real complaint is that it seems like the only purpose of all of this was to shake up the team, and to put some more threats out there on the horizon . . in the form of resurrected mutants. And I'm guessing, since Selene is no more . . although she has been resurrected before, so . . maybe she's not as dead as we think she is . . I'm guessing that the mutants with the virus are pretty much left to their own devices. Since Selene altered the virus, I'd assume that even Bastion doesn't really have any control over them anymore. But all of this has to be put behind us for now because Second Coming! also starts this week. Anyways, as usual, the art by Clayton Crain was great. Overall I enjoyed the issue. It's just . . it seemed kind of a wimpy ending. But maybe that's just me.