Sunday, July 18, 2010

X-Men Forever 2 #3 - Marvel

Well . . as I suspected the X-men are indeed still alive and well. I know . . not really a big leap there. We all knew something was up. Anyways, I'm assuming through Nick Fury's SHIELD clearance, they've taken the entire mansion and grounds and secured it within a tesseract field . . they're just out of sync with reality . . by a fraction of a second. But it was a necessary step if they want to be able to challenge the Consortium. They have to stay out of the spotlight for now. Anyways, at the end of last issue we saw that Spider-man had found Nightcrawler . . er, Rogue swashbuckling around town. After chasing her down for a while he finally convinces her to talk and they have a night on the town . . busting heads and taking names. But back at the mansion Nick and Scott are concerned because if anyone were to see her, it would blow their cover. And they have a right to be concerned because Sigrid Trask, in her new position as the director of SHIELD, has sent a squad a Sentinels into New York City to keep on a constant patrol for mutants. But regardless . . Scott sends Jean, Kurt and Kitty into the city to retrieve Rogue. And, as expected, they come into a direct confrontation with the mutant-hunting Sentinels. They hold their own, and probably would've made a clean get-away, but . . they end up getting some help from an old friend that helps to assure their victory. It appears that Mystique has come to their aid. Why? 'I'm here to join the X-Men!' We've heard that spiel before. I wonder what she's up to this time? I think Chris Claremont has done an excellent job of keeping us guessing with this series. It's definitely been exciting and adventurous. So far I really like the feel that he's given this book . . and these characters. And so far Tom Grummett has done the pencils for the first 3 issues. I really like his work. It's very upbeat. Anyways . . I'm sold on this series. If you're not reading it . . I don't know what else to tell you, other than that you're really missing out on some good stuff.

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