Jean Grey believes she can defeat Weapon Omega... Weapon Omega knows he can kill Jean Grey...
Cover/Solicit - 3/5
- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?
Art - 3/5
- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?
Colors/Ink/Lettering - 2/5
- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering?
Layout/Flow - 3/5
- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?
Story - 3/5
- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?
Verdict - 2.9
- I had high hopes for this series as I loved the Age of Apocalypse story arc in the 90s, but lets say I'm not impressed. The issue suffers from being too "dark" in both the colors and in the story itself. I understand the gritty feel they are going for but the combination of the art and the dark colors makes the story really hard for me to follow. I guess I'm living the glory days for Joe Madureira and the vibrant colors used in the 90s. This issue continues well, I'm not sure. I want to think the X-Terminated are trying to free humans from Weapon Omega's rule, but then again it's the mutant factor that confuses me a little. I understand the mutants are against Apocalypse in any form, but I'm not sure how they are aligned. It also seems as even though X-Terminated use mutants, they are actually using them. In this issue they had no problems sacrificing their ex-mutant team members, Sabretooth and Jean Grey. I'm holding out for the upcoming crossover and hopefully things get better.