The saga of the time displaced young X-men nears its end. I’m going to be extra careful not to spoil anything in the following review, because there’s a lot that happens.
Mark Brooks places young Cable and present day Jean Grey on the cover of this issue. The stand ready for a fight in the ruins of a city. While not as eye-catching or dynamic as previous issues, the tagline across the bottom of “Summers Must Die” definitely adds a sense of urgency to the issue.
This series continues to be visually stunning. Pepe Larraz continues to breathe life into every page, and though a new colourist takes the reigns in this issue, Erick Arciniega continues to maintain the quality from the previous books in the series. Everything in this issue is lovingly rendered, and while the X-Men are always hopeful, there are darker undertones throughout the book. All told, the art continues to impress and supports the story well!
Ed Brisson has been penning an X-Men epic. This story is brilliant, and while Ahab is zeroing in on Cyclops’ location, the other teams are picking up the pieces. At the X-Mansion the survivors of Ahab’s attack are gathering their wounded and trying to check on the other teams. X-Force and young Jean Grey are confronting Cable, and the others are trying to see to Scott’s safety.
There is a lot that goes down in this issue. We learn the motivations of young Cable, and see the story come together. The end of the issue though… wow, just wow. I won’t go into detail, but I can say that I did not see that coming, and am anxious to see how Brisson brings it all together. This issue is excellent, and continues to maintain the high quality of the series in the story and art.