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Guest Reviews: All-New X-Men #4

All-New X-Men #4 Cover

Cyclops vs. Cyclops


Solicit


The Original 5 X-Men come face to face with their counterparts...and it isn't a peaceful meeting!

Preview





Reviews


Slightly Disappointing Original Review by Johnkmccubbin91 at Comic Vine


This has been a very enjoyable series so far, and although it hasn't been the best Marvel NOW! series, or the most consistent, it has however been one of the most interesting series', and has the potential to be brilliant. Brian Michael Bendis has done a brilliant job of not just following the Avengers Vs. X-Men story-line very well, but bringing the X-Men teams, who in my opinion were badly affected by the AvX crossover, and making them great again.

Plot

This issue sees the original X-Men face Cyclops who thinks that them being there is some kind of trick. Also Jean Grey has a problem dealing with her newly acquired psychic powers, and Cyclops from the past fights the Cyclops from the present.

Cyclops vs. Cyclops

Review

This was a very good issue but I expected so much more. After the way the last two issues teased the meeting between the original X-Men and Cyclops I was very disappointed with what actually happened. I was expecting something epic, and marvelous, as I really enjoyed the issue that had the original X-Men meeting Wolverine's X-Men, so expected something similar with this issue. Bendis did however do a good job of starting this issue, as anyone that's not read the series can jump on at this point, as all you need to know is that the X-Men from the past are now in the present. I do think that Bendis is taking this series in the right direction, and that this story will have some more brilliant sequences before it's over.

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Cyclops vs. Cyclops Original Review by Tomlikesfries at Comic Vine


All-New X-men is certainly not the best title of Marvel NOW!, but it is probably, in my opinion, the one that'll give you the most fun read. I was very excited for this issue due to the amazing cover, and, although it was fairly good, it was not, in my opinion, as satisfying as the other three comics of the series so far.

We start off picking up the events of last issue, as the Scott and Magneto meet the original five. Bendis makes sure to deliver action, although it was very short. Soon after they meet, Magik teleports her friends out of the location. Immonen beautifully presents the fight, with nice facial expressions, and perfectly displayed explosions and powers.

What. The. Hell? Nobody was thinking about cookies?!?!?!

The story is short, and slow paced. We see a bit of all characters. The mutants that Scott and the others "recruited" do make an appearance, although it is a brief one. There is well done piece of dialogue between them, and it's nice to see they weren't forgotten. Eva and Christopher are interesting characters, and I hope to see more of them in the Marvel NOW! Uncanny X-men series.

Read the rest of Tomlikesfries' review on Comic Vine

What I Thought


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic.


Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5
Verdict - 4.7


This series just keeps impressing me. I really liked the cover for this issue, my only gripe is because of the optic blast and the amount of red, it is kinda hard to distinguish what's happening. The art in this issue still impresses me, and the details are great. The colors are vibrant the the lines are nice and smooth. I enjoyed the first meeting of the characters, and its nice to see how Scott's mind works. He goes from thinking its the work of a telepath to believe it's Mystique and shapeshifters. The pacing did come off a little slow at first but it eventually pick up. I also liked how they showed both Scott's reflecting on what had happened. It shows a similarity in the two and the overlook they used mirrors it in both of them. I can' t wait to see where this series is heading, what's going to happen to the new mutant they forgot, oh and least we forget the fate of Beast.

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John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/. John and Tom are both comic book reviewers at Comic Vine. The use of the reviews have been authorized by the original authors.

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