Second issue in, and I'm not too impressed. Nothing was really accomplished. The X-Men still have no idea who this little child is that is behind all this. And than he brings along some more friends. The new Hellfire Club is filled with children. I don't get it. Why are we suppossed to care about this kid? Why is he the main villain in this event?
Kade hate aside, this issue wasn't too bad I guess. Some art ticked me off. For starters, I hate the switching artists from issue to issue. It's annoying. Last issue, Quentin Quire was drawn just perfect, but this issue, he looked extremely goofy the entire time. The first time it showed him, I thought it was Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine. That's how goofy he looked. And Sentinels? Again? Come on, now they're attacking humans? Bow-ring.
I did enjoy some of the story though. Nice to see Wolverine and Idie interacting again. Definitely nice to see Transonic interacting with others her age on Utopia, even if I hate the Lights. Nice to see Rogue, even if it was just for a second and on the cover. The Iraq leader at least had the normal number of fingers. Kitty Pryde's comment about being Jewish to him was pretty funny too. Domino cameo ftw.
This story is only for Wolverine and Cyclops splitting up (lol), and the rest is just thrown in the middle. It reallly could be done better, in my opinion. So what's happening with Quire now? Explain to me how Emma, the Cuckoos, Psylocke, and Professor X can not sense that he's basically being controlled? Sigh..
But, ultimately, I thought this issue was pretty decent. Not really terrible, but not really awesome either. There were it's good point, but just too many more not-so good points. In the end it's just for character development which I guess we need.. So I'll give it a 3 out of 5. And that may just be me being generous. So.. am I all alone out there? Anyone agree strongly or disagree strongly?
P.S. The only reason I didn't review this issue last week is cause my shop screwed up with my order. Just like they did with Uncanny X-Men #541.. I'd find a new shop, but there are no others without driving over an hour, which is sadly just not worth it.