Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by: PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALIJIC
Cover by: ED McGUINESS
Solicitation: “FIRST TO LAST”-The battle fought in two time-periods comes to a climactic conclusion! The X-Men are the only thing that stand between the Evolutionaries and the complete annihilation of the human race. On top of that, learn secrets of Emma Frost’s past and what she had to do with the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Why I read it: I’ve been a big fan of Yost since his days writing New X-Men back in 2006. Yost has always had a good handle on maintaining the human side of a story of huge magnitude with multiple characters which is no easy task. See the recent Age of X story-line for failed example. Through his time at Marvel Yost has stuck pretty close to the X-titles and has done a nice job establishing himself as a good “X-story” writer. Maybe not the guy you go to for the slow-burn-long-run story but if you want a solid four to six issues of X-action you could do a lot worse than Chris Yost.
It’s a little later than usual, but get ready for Joe’s Late-Night Gut Reactions! Check out #THNreviews on Twitter each week to follow along LIVE!
The Vault #1: Kind of fun, but it didn’t really hook me…yet. I’ll give the 2nd ish a read. Decent art…Worth a look! Skim It.
Undying Love #4: I love this book! It’s like John Woo and Mike Mignola made a comic book baby! BEAUTIFUL art! Buy It.
The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde #4 is staring at me. Soooo many words in that book and it is Soooo late! I’ve loved this series, though…
Last Mortal #3: Gets better w/each issue. LOTS to resolve in just one more issue, though. Gorgeous art by Thomas Nachlik. Buy It.
Avengers Academy #16: All over the place. Gage/Raney deliver a gut-wrenching finish after a beginning that came off a bit silly. Raney’s art didn’t sell me on the scope of the battle at the beginning. But that ending…MAN. Buy It.
That’s it for tonight! Sorry for the short review session, but we recorded a great crossover with Movieha tonight that should hit your ears soon! Thanks for reading!