In Review: All New X-Men #11
Superbly written by Brian Michael Bendis, with amazing pencils by Stuart Immonen, stupendous inks by Wade Von Grawbadger and beautiful colors by Marte Gracia, issue #11 of the All New X-Men is a thrilling ride from beginning to end!
So far this title has simply not let me done once and I have loved every single issue! The art is breathtaking, dynamic and captivating and brings to life a story that I hope will not end! While the rational comic book lover in me knows that there is no way we can keep the young and original X-Men in our Prime reality, I still do not want to let them go! If it is possible, I want to keep them at the Jean Grey School for gifted Mutants, even if it means we are endangering the Time Line! It will make for a GREAT special edition or mini-series in which the X-Men must save reality because the original X-Men were not around to do all of the things they did in the past.
Issue #11 reveals that it is Angel who has decided to go with Cyclops and not Jean Grey as I wrongly predicted. Likewise, we see Jean Grey struggling with her new telepathic powers as well as walking the line between good mutant and bad, as she finds it is so easy to get someone to do what you want when you are a telepath!
But what is better than seeing Super Heroes fight? Especially mutant versus mutant in the most exciting X-Title of them all! If that wasn’t good enough, we also see some tender moments between Jean and Kitty in a great paradigm shift as the one time new mutant Kitty Pryde is now the Professor/mentor who helps Jean cope with this brave new world!
And to top it all off, we are given one heck of a cliffhanger, with the Uncanny Avengers forcing down the Blackbird as we can expect more Hero versus Hero action in issue #12. Captain America can be seen telling the X-Men that they are in a lot of trouble, as he is flanked by Thor and fellow mutants, the Scarlet Witch and Uncanny team leader Alex Summers, A.K.A Havok.
I guess the question is, does Scott even know that he has a younger mutant brother yet? My guess is no and I am already counting the weeks to this next issue! Excelsior True believers!!! Go pick up this issue!
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator, is currently the Public Information Officer for the Osceola County Bar Association and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.