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X-Men #6 - Battle of the Atom Chapter 7
CHAOS AT THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL as the X-Men and Future X-Men are attacked!
Rachel Grey is the only X-Man qualified to defeat the mystery opponents!
So far Battle of the Atom has been a very entertaining crossover, and although it took a while to become really exciting, that changed with the last installment, showing that the story has a lot more to it than it originally showed.
PlotThe future X-Men return to the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning with the three younger X-Men, but when they learn that the younger Beat and Iceman are gone their attitude changes dramatically.
ReviewThis was yet another brilliant issue in this crossover, and it followed from last weeks installment perfectly. Over the two issues that Brian Wood has written he has done a fantastic job of managing to both continue on from the crossovers story, whilst also keeping the same tone and feel of this series. Wood also in this issue managed to add a lot of tension and excitement throughout, as although it didn't give too much story development, it made up for that by being action packed. I did however feel that the pacing of the issue was slightly inconsistent, with it being slow, and then suddenly speeding up, though overall it managed to be a very fun and entertaining issue, being much better than the last issue in this series.
The art was also fantastic in this issue, though David Lopez didn't do quite as good a job as he has in the last couple of issues. The detail throughout the issue was very impressive however, as although the backgrounds were a bit plain at times, the character detail was very consistent throughout. The main problem I had with Lopez' art in this issue was how he draws mouths, as although I have never liked his style, it stood out more in this issue, feeling very awkward at times. I did however like the way he showed character emotion in the issue, and especially when Wolverine gets angry at one point. I also liked how Lopez showed that Jubilee was still a vampire in this issue, something that have been wanting to see.
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Images Unplugged Rating
Art, Colors & Inking - 5
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.7 (9.5/10) - (Pre-Order X-Men Battle of the Atom HC) SAVE 20%