December 13, 2013 - Yet another one?
I lean to Troublemakers, but not by a lot.
It's even titled a dramatic turning point.
It starts by delivering a title that even from the start can't be delivered upon. And of course, it isn't. Want to change the story? Have Christine just wreck her way out of the whole mess. Destroy the facility. Don't just give these life lessons, and then slink away again. Try to change it - for REAL.
But back to the story. Try expanding the thing out. Most of this seems like just two panels. Get to the whole of Pete and Christine interacting between the two - and then stay there. But please, put some clothes on. I'm not a prude, but I really don't need to see that much out there - and just covered by something. A quick panel - then close-ups. Help! But get there.
I guess he's worse than the DEAD monolith, right?
OF course, I kid.
First - great to see Neal Adams's pencils on the book. One of the industry greats - flipping by the whole Archer & Armstrong silly cover thing, though.
Flipping back and forth between the old art in the origin story - that I complimented in the last issue - back over to the iconic pencils in this section - really highlighted how important this VERY short run on X-Men is to the series. It's only a few issues - stunningly - and nearly everyone looks back on this section of stories as one of the most important parts of the run.
Taking over during the story was strange - and already I can see how important the writing - and indeed, the pencils are - to telling Havok's story. Although he rises and quickly falls as the Monolith - the story is really Alex's to follow. Great change - and beginning a closure of the old X-book onto its near future - so far away.