May 29, 2013 - A right of passage
Gotta go with the mutants here.
This ends everything.
To fight, and kill. The nature vs. nurture debate. Red Sox vs Yankees?
The battle joins the two sides, and in the story - both seem to have a full right to battle - and while Andy's Dad looks on, the queen's son is then suddenly thrown from the top?
He doesn't die, but quickly the retreat begins.
Poignant line time
I didn't teach him that. YOU must have. DUH-DUHN!
Yes, Dad who hasn't been here - you didn't teach him anything.
Not bad, but...
I hate the Mole Man. He's a silly foe. And his 'minions' are almost as silly. Add on this Tyrannus guy...
Hold on a second. This isn't all that terrible. Is the end WAY too abrupt? Yes. But it really does have some serious writing going on now. Separating the X-Men into two groups - and 'hypnotizing' half of them - well, the split works.
If only the writers could remember everyone's REAL name behind the secret identities.
The art, though has taken a serious step forward. It is modern, has depth, and is quite expressive. This is another three dimensional issue both in art and characterization. I wouldn't call it one of the stronger titles, but it has taken a strong step forward.