Monday, April 5, 2010

Best Comic Last Week: X-men Second Coming #1

So in a week where Blackest Night #8 hits...i'd have to say somehow X-men Second Coming #1 manages to beat it out and become...THE BEST COMIC LAST WEEK!
While i may be bias as the X-men have been my all time favorite comic property...EVER! It was a REALLY good read. For those of you that don't know since M-Day (see House of M TPB) there are less than 198 mutants left on the earth. And since M Day there have been NO mutant births since..except for one child, known as Hope. Cyclops the current leader of the X-men believe her to be mutant kinds savior and sent her, along with Cable into the future for safe keeping (see Messiah Complex TBP). And now they have returned.
Now is the mutants darkest hour, with their population rapidly diminishing, survival from extinction rests on the shoulders of Cyclops! You see Cyclops has achieved what Professor X, Apocalypse, Magneto, and many more could not...he has consolidated all the power of the mutant population. Cyclops has become the leader of essentially the entire mutant race! Which is totally badass! he's cold, he's smart and he's kicking ass and taking names. He's the Batman of the X-men. He's willing to do whatever it takes to save his race.

Including sanctioning the team known as X-force to do alot of dirty killing folks that need to be killed! check out this action spread!
This issue seems to move so fast, it's much ground is covered, and even if you have't read previous X-men stuff you'll be caught up quickly. Also wicked art by David Finch helps as well. This is probalby one of the coolest panels ever...the X-men being teleported into action.
Second Coming is the 3rd part of the Messiah Complex trilogy (Messiah Complex, Messiah War, Second Coming) and will take place over the course of 14 chapters that will spread though out the X-title line up...if this is any indication of the series then it will be one hell of a ride!

Second Coming Checklist:
Chapter 1 X-men Second Coming
Chapter 2 Uncanny X-men 523
Chapter 3 New Mutants 12
Chapter 4 X-men Legacy 235
Chapter 5 X-Force 26
Chapter 6 Uncanny X-men 524
Chapter 7 New Mutants 13
Chapter 8 X-men Legacy 236
Chapter 9 X-Force 27
Chapter 10 Uncanny X-men 525
Chapter 11 New Mutants 14
Chapter 12 X-men Legacy 237
Chapter 13 X-Force 28
Chapter 14 X-men Second Coming Finale

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