Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Stuart Immonen
Inker: Wade Von Grawbadger
Colorist: Marte Garcia
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics
During Battle of the Atom, the future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, masquerading as the future X-Men, traveled back to the present. At the conclusion of the event, the Brotherhood scattered to parts unknown. Now they have reappeared and have their sights set on the original time-displaced X-Men.
Plus we find out key secrets regarding the origins of some of the Brotherhood.
What I Liked
If you are looking for answers regarding the details of the future Brotherhood, then All-New X-Men #27 is the comic for you. But be prepared, the answers we get prompt even more questions. I’m very grateful that Brian Michael Bendis didn’t string readers along much longer regarding clues. We have already been introduced to the Brotherhood, so let’s get along with revelations.
Bendis jumped around from the past, present and future in this issue. The story never felt disjointed, which is a testament to his storytelling.
Stuart Immonen once again brought his A+ game to All-New X-Men. I honestly don’t know if I could enjoy this book as much as I do if there were another artistic team besides Immonen, Marte Garcia and Wade Von Grawbadger on board.
What I Didn’t Like
With the original X-Men joining up with adult Cyclops’ X-Men team, the potential cast of characters for each issue has multiplied. Which equals less page space for our original X-Men. While we found out the backgrounds of Raze and Charlie Xavier, we still don’t know what prompted Beast and Molly Hayes to turn to the dark side.
Without spoiling the revelations we discover, they do leave me wandering “WHAT?!” I predict the lineage of Charlie Xavier will be the fodder of many message boards this week.
Also, how did the Brotherhood find the X-Men’s secret base in Canada? Can we blame it on Raze’s super smell (assuming he got that power from his father, Wolverine)?
I can see the this new incarnation of the Brotherhood being a thorn in the side of the original X-Men for the foreseeable future. Besides wanting to send the original X-Men back to their timeline, there has to be another goal they are trying to accomplish. As with everything, I’m sure it will come down to the fate of Jean Grey hanging in the balance.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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