X-Men: Blue 008 (2017)
The return of Danger -AND ALSO POLARIS!- were the only curious elements with potential for fun reveal - after all the disappointing lack of exposition for the even more story curiosities from last issue. So technically, Magneto had not 1 but 2 surprises, in Danger AND Polaris, even though he spoke of 1 - since Fenris probably knew about Danger. Surely, Magneto did already, right?
•Jean inconveniently only able to telepathically mask Jimmy along with here. Emma's strike team inconveniently incapable of locating 2 unaccounted for survivors. Convenient plot device scenario.
•Impressive healing factor showing for Jimmy.
•Matter-of-fact floating architecture of X-men cities continues to bug me.
•Emma desperately wants Young Scott to like her even if she has to make him - and she does. She saaays she has mutant interests at heart. Her motivations are suspect and she doesn't put any stock in the other 3 male X-men prisoners.
•nb: Emma powerful enough to turn off Scott's power (which seemed a bigger deal back in the Claremont/Byrne days when Phoenix did that to Scott).
•nb: Precident now that X-men have Power Dampeners Tech that can shut off spellcraft.
•Hank, Bobby, & Warren are all useless and glass half empty here.
•nb: Briar has Shi'ar Wetware that is even more impressively psi-proof than Pyschic Defenses and Mag Helmets.
•Havok following orders to sweet talk Hellfire Club member, Briar, into turning on Magneto (who was having her babysat). She seeems more important a character than previously portrayed - for no apparent reason yet.
•Oooooh... HydraCap went to Mags with the New Tian plans and Red Skull skull to make a pact to STAY OUT of HydraUSA. In fine characterization, especially compared to the guppy Namor, Magneto is willing to surreptitiously backstab the evil Nazi leader and his anti-mutant bent.
•Better than nothing clues leading up to the surprise reveal of Danger.
•Angel, Rahne & Sarah's attack was too short to pan or praise. It was more disappointing to get less than nothing on the 4 pages with them than only 2 pages of the title characters of Hank, Bobby, & Warren earlier. More reason to hate another S.E. crossover.
•nb: Impressive showing for Danger with so much she does. The point that really bugs me is the Transformer-esque mass differential is too easypeasy - at least without explanation since there is some related Marvel precident with other characters.
•Great last page surprise. If we get next to nothing on her since her Universe 7 death at Incurison in the next issue that will be more disappointment with this title.
•Nice Jim Lee card set.
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