December 2, 2011 - Right back at ya!
Sins of the Father
This is back where this comic belonged. Unfortunately, we know it can't stay here for long. The end of this arc of this book is getting closer and closer. This may be the final Pete story within this arc.
The story shows Pete, sick as he is, going back to visit his parents, and realizing that his Dad is deathly ill.
He visits him in the hospital, and ala Harbinger 6, enters his head to confront him about the wrongs he'd done to him as a child. We learn a little more about who Pete is, and why he is so distant from so many people, but learn the most about his father, whom we find was abused by his Dad before him. Ugly hard story, but well-told.
Welcome back, Freddie!
I hated this villain. I mean, REALLY hated him. A fat guy with a penchant for not moving. Ugh. But he's another villain who at least has some depth to him.
The issue keeps exploring the control of Magneto over his Brotherhood of Mutants, and frankly, they are getting boring. Thank God Scarlet Witch has done SOMEthing in the future - because right now, she is LAME. Magneto brings Blob back to the folds of the book, by bringing back his memories, and he reacts by getting pretty ticked off at everyone.
The leader is Scott, of course, and while he is reluctant - at least the characters see his leadership - and his inability to be anything but whiny until the first X-Men movie.