Monday, July 20, 2015

E is for Extinction #1 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Although Burnham does his best, this issue did little more than remind me how unlikable all the characters from the Morisson era of the X-Men were.  It's oddly Emma, Logan, and Scott -- three of the most unlikeable characters in 2015 -- that provide the emotional core of this issue, as they struggle with their waning powers.  Meanwhile, the brats that Morisson introduced -- Angel, Basilisk, Dust, and Quentin -- have thrown in their lot with Magneto, becoming the dominant X-Men team.  Scott seems determined to dethrone Magneto, though I'm not entirely sure why.  After all, Magneto has renounced his segregationist ways, successfully convincing humanity that mutant abilities are simply a genetic advantage, like being good at math.  (I loved Beast essentially running a fertility clinic.)  Sure, he and the brats kill people on occasion, but his school is clearly the wave of the future.  Scott seems more motivated by a need to find faded glory than anything else.  I'm giving this issue two stars, but it's really a comment on Morrison than it is Burnham.

** (two of five stars)

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