Johnnybravo here with another comic book review. It's been awhile. Nearly two months. While I've bought some books since then, I chose not to do reviews on some of them, or just forgot. I forgot to do it with the last issue. And I chose not to do any reviews on the Astonishing X-Men books because they were a bit confusing... And then I recently dropped X-Men: Legacy and Uncanny X-Men completely, so, yeah. But hey, I'm back.
I loved the amount of villains in this issue, but since I haven't been reading other books, I have no idea how any of them got here. I heard that Sabretooth returned in Wolverine & the X-Men recently. But was it ever explained how? And I thought that it was with the new Hellfire Club, so why would he be siding with this new Brotherhood now all of a sudden?
I never even knew that Mystique "died" until I heard that she came back. That's how much of a fan I am of Wolverine's own series. -__- So, anyway, she died. And now she's back too. And why would she care to be with this Brotherhood either? I thought she hated Sabretooth since, like, forever. Why align herself with someone she despises? Anyways, she impersonated Psylocke for the most part of the issue that she was in. And she knew of Psylocke's one night stand with Fantomex. Could it be possible that that was just her all along? Probably not really, but who knows..
The Skinless Man, or Weapon III. I skipped out on the Captain Britain issues of Uncanny X-Force because I like Captain Britain as much as I like Deathlok (not at all, which explains me skipping the Deathlok issues too). But that guy appeared in those issues, so I have no idea what his story is. And then there's Amahl Farouk. I missed that issue of Uncanny X-Force too, the one with the Shadow King. Or was it the Shadow King? Was it just Amahl Farouk instead..? And why wasn't AoA Blob in this issue?
The Omega Clan. A cool new group of villains. And a very interesting back story. A place that breeds assassins? That's pretty cool. Add in the fact that they have a part of the original Omega Red in them and that makes it even better. But could we finally learn which is even which..? Sure, it's just been two issues. But come on already. The female one was named Sylvia this issue, if nothing else. Close enough for now I guess.
So at the end of the last issue when Wolverine looked fat, he actually was. And Nightcrawler did look old. Just making sure it wasn't a bad art mistake at the end. And there's a side story with Kid Omega and Genesis, along with other students and Beast and Kitty. But what's the importance of Sabretooth being there..? What does he want with the "Kid Apocalypse"..?
Meanwhile Psylocke (the real gal) goes to the Jean Grey school to see Angel and stuff. And Professor X is there. And he's in a wheelchair. WHAT. Was this just an illusion of hers? That could be possible, since she imagined her brother. But if it was an illusion, why would he need to be in a wheelchair again for it? Or..perhaps he becomes crippled in Avengers vs. X-Men, and this story takes place after that. That could be possible, especially since considering that in a preview of Avengers vs. X-Men #6, he is shown walking. That book comes out next week. And he has been crippled back and forth over the years... Or perhaps it wasn't Professor X. Perhaps it was someone else entirely, impersonating him. That could be possible, but by a long shot.
The Professor used his powers to restrain Psylocke, so the amount of "people" it could be are limited. Certainly not Mystique, not just because she was busy fighting Fantomex at the time, and not just because she can't use his powers when she pretends to be him. I would assume not Amahl Farouk, though who knows, maybe. Earlier in the issue when Amahl was talking to the leader of the new Brotherhood, the leader was shadowed, though he appeared to be bald. Is the new leader Professor X? OK, now that one was just a joke...right? The leader said he wanted the X-Force group public news, so...maybe Charles has a vendetta? But why would he want them killed? Idk. Going back to longshots, what if it is Cerebro, the Founder from way back when? Stick with me here for a second-when Cerebro impersonated the Professor, it could also apparently use his powers. And Cerebro impersonated the Professor when he was in a wheelchair. I'm overthinking this too much...
So. I think this was overall a good issue, though there were many confusing parts about it. Many. Confusing. Parts. Ugh. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. In an interview before, Rick Remender said that his current arc is 10 (If I'm not mistaken) issues long. So..maybe wait a bit longer than expected. -__-
If you read the issue, let me know what you thought about it! Or if you want to agree/disagree with anything I said above, feel free! Or maybe answer a question of mine...? lol!
--Johnnybravo44 20:34, June 15, 2012 (UTC)