Saturday, August 17, 2013
X-Men #2 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)
This issue is decent. I have to admit to being somewhat distracted by the Jubilee sub-plot, in part because I'm not sure why she doesn't seem to be a vampire anymore and in other part because I find it ridiculous that she would even remotely have decided to adopt a child (even if not expressly or formally). Moreover, I'm still not really what the modus operandi of this title is. A lot has been made about its all-female cast, but so far that seems more like a temporary situation for the first arc than a rallying cry. It definitely has the potential to be another "Spider-Man," starting with a gimmick (the several-issue arcs in that case and the all-female team in this one), but quickly reverting to yet another title about characters who already have a lot of series dedicated to their exploits. But, otherwise, Wood tells a pretty recognizable story of chaos and confusion as one faction of the team faces the threat and the other part of the team tries to get to them. I'm not sure it's worth $3.99, so we'll see where we go from here in determining whether I keep getting it. But, for now, it's not awful.