August 18, 2013 - Behind their backs.
I may hate myself
But I'm picking Troublemakers.
Nice to see another focused issue.
It really helps me see inside of each character - and have a good perspective on where the characters are going throughout. This one follows a day of Blur.
He follows his mother - and ends up seeing her with another man.
I've said before that a comic - or a story, for that matter, is made by the heart that it entails. This one has quite a bit of heart within it. As a child of divorce - it had an interesting way of cutting right into the heart of the issue - to regret action versus inaction. And the end of the comic - where he realizes that what he's done probably won't really affect the long term outcome of his parents' marriage - quite rightly - seems appropriate for a comic in this world. It had wrapped itself in reality, and doesn't really feel necessary to jump into anywhere else yet. No villains, just the enemies around us. And it's kind of welcome.
Back again from the farthest reaches
Always liked the Juggernaut. This comic is pretty decent. I like the battle between the X-Men and Cain - and kind of cool to confront the issue that he's on the attack against the X-Men by retelling him about Professor X's death. That was cool. And the battle is a rather good one, too.
I didn't like the premise of introduction - but when he disappears - and Scott's LAME description of why he is somehow WHISKED away to wherever he came - that was terrible. PLEASE get a more plausible explanation next time.
The end of the comic brings the split up of the team - on suggestion. That seems silly, as well. Gee, more mutants are evil - so let's split up?
The Iceman origin is important. Especially when you reflect on the perspective of race here. Most of the rest of these origins have always talked about the parallels of race and mutants - this one puts it front and center. The perspective of the mob on the mutants really shows it. But I still think Stan could have used some kind of minority character sooner.