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Now Playing @ Newsarama: Amazing X-Men #1 by Aaron and McGuinness

It’s hard to believe that Ed McGuinness has never really drawn an X-Men adventure before because he steps into it so naturally. In Amazing X-Men #1, his lively and jaunty style perfectly suits a character like Nightcrawler who should have a spring in his step (or backwards somersault, as the case may be) and a smile on his face even in the face of death. In no time at all, he claims Nightcrawler as his character like no one other than Dave Cockrum and Alan Davis have before.

“But is the solution really more time travel?” Review of Wolverine and the X-Men #36

The brilliant thing that Brian Michael Bendis did with All New X-Men is to make our presenttime the dystopian “Days of Future Past” for the original X-Men. Today is the future that young Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman don’t want to see come to be. They’ll do anything to avoid the future they were brought to where Cyclops killed Professor Xavier. In Wolverine and the X-Men #36, the past and present X-Men have to fight alongside and against an X-Men team from the future who want to send the original X-Men back to the time they really belong. (Who says time travel stories aren’t confusing?) “Battle of the Atom” continues with Jason Aaron and Giuseppe Camuncoli stepping in to move the plot along while they lead us into the second month of this crossover.

Wolverine can suck it– thoughts on All New X-Men #10

It’s kind of amazing that most of Brian Michael Bendis’s techniques that eventually made his Avengers run a forgettable slog is working so sharply in his X-Men work. I think I spent years of my life waiting for his Avengers run “to get better.” As he tried to redefine that team for the 21st century, there was a lot of potential in that scrappy, ragtag team that had Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Wolverine on it. There was almost always the chance for it to be great but something always held it back and that was a lot of run of the mill art, the constant cycle of event storytelling and Bendis’ own quirky storytelling that never flowed half as well as he must have thought that it did.

@Newsarama- All New X-Men #5 and Godzilla: Half Century War #4

The wonderful thing is how Bendis and Immonen are taking our concepts of the mutants’ future and turning it on its head. For the original X-Men, our present is their “Days of Future Past.” They’re seeing the future where they lost, the dream was shattered and they’ve turned into the bad guys. They’re seeing a future where the mutants are hunted and persecuted and rounded up. Bendis is creating the time that they’ll fight desperately to avoid.