After waiting just about a month and some change for my local comic shop to have this issue in stock, I finally have my hands on it. I refused to spoil myself by reading numbers 8 and 9 solely because I wouldn’t pay 15 whole smackeroos to buy a variant cover that is definitely not as cool as the normal ass 3.99 a pop issue. A moment of silence for my giant sigh of relief, since this issue did not hold up to that of it’s predecessors.
Issue #6 left us with Seven Hells of a cliffhanger. To recap? Reverend William Stryker was publicly executing mutants in the city square, Rogue gained the team’s trust minus Kitty, who is lolling around in a sea of great despair and greater inactivity after losing Peter, only to be found double-crossing her friends to be “healed” by the newly revealed mutant-face Reverend himself – you know, since his mutant powers are the ability to control technology and the X-gene was just revealed to the entire population to be a bio-engineered virus. So our comPadre is then conveniently annihilated by the Cerebra-linked Nimrods dispatched by President Fuckwad at Pietro’s persuasion, and since our favorite Shepherd can control tech, the Reverend’s dying wish has been taken up by the Sentinels as they creepily chant, “But thine be done.” Oh what tangled webs we weave when Peter Parker is smooshed. Too soon for a Spidey joke? At least not all hope is lost, for in an errily familiar church like setting, we spy Rogue having a conversation with a dapper bald gent who, via Cliche Cliffhanger Central, is revealed to be none other than the previously thought dead and telepathic legend himself, Charles Xavier! Follow all that? Good, neither did I. Hit the jump to continue the review!
Magneto’s powers include magnetic manipulation, creation of magnetic fields, magnetic flight, super intelligence, and is skilled at strategy.
A good story arc with Magneto is Magneto: Testament or if you’d like something current, try out House of M.
Best Magneto quote in my opinion: “I have offered them hope and truth, opportunity and accomplishment. I will continue to do so for all mutants I deem worthy and I will not let your X-Men stop me again.” (more…)
I’m gonna start this review with a little disclaimer. I am a die hard X-Men fan. I’ve read X-Men: First Class. I was all set to NOT see this movie based purely on the fact that it was supposed to based on that graphic novel. As the opening date came closer and closer, I decided to just go see it with zero expectations whatsoever.
Now, let’s begin and I warn you, there will be spoilers. (more…)