Monday, May 31, 2010
X-Men: Second Coming - Revelations: Blind Science #1 - Marvel
I really liked this story. It was a bit predictable, but . . not right away. In the adjoining chapters of Second Coming, we see the X-Club watching the countdown, of what they assume is a bomb, at the end of chapter 7. Then in chapter 8, we see the rig explode, and they go flying off into the ocean. But . . they're alive. So they avoided any fatalities. However, This fills in what happened during that space between. It wasn't just . . run from the bomb, and jump off the rig. When the timer gets to zero, and none of these brilliant minds can figure out what to do . . at the last second they're teleported out, and apparently into the future. Dr Rao, at one time, had developed the Hope serum. Basically, it was supposed to cure people of being a mutant. As if it were a disease. She developed it, but she never followed through with it. When she saw the fervor that it created in the anti-mutant community, she realized that it was going to be used for more than she had anticipated. If this ever got out, she could be solely responsible for the extinction of an entire race. She couldn't live with that. Anyways, they're apparently whisked into the future where the X-Men have won, but the victory seems to have been the beginning of the end of the world. Something was happening, and mutations were progressing at an even faster rate than usual, and a non-mutant Henry McCoy . . he had gotten the only sample of Dr Rao's formula, and had used it on himself so that he could try to change the world . . Henry had gone after the X-Club so that he could re-synthesize the formula and save the world. Anyways . . long story short, this was all a set-up. Some of Bastion's men had tricked them into thinking they were in the future, when actually they were in a holo-deck. They just wanted Dr Rao's formula to try to help turn the tide in this war. Luckily, Dr Rao figured it out ahead of time and gave them the wrong formula. An unstable one. Which is where the actual explosion, that caused them to jump off the rig, actually came from. So 2 things came out of this. First Bastion and his crew didn't gain anything. And actually, they lost a rig. Second . . the X-Club ended up on the outside of the bubble when it materialized. So hopefully they can do something from that advantage. All in all I thought it was a pretty cool story by Simon Spurrier, with art by Paul Davidson and Francis Portela. Their art almost had a Paul Gulacy type look to it. Anyways, I thought it was a neat chapter in this storyline.