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Dane Whitman

Subj: Thoughts on All New Xmen #25
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 04:03:16 pm EDT (Viewed 15 times)

On the cover, I figure Jean is saying "I'm looking for a reason to buy this" and Beast is saying "I give up".

So, then... given that I am a huge Bendis fan, I have to say he is at his weakest doing these multiple artist extravaganzas. It might just be me, but when I see a book that is packed with different art I always think it is because someone screwed up deadline-wise. Bendis seems to love doing these sorts of books. It does not work for me.

The plot doesn't really warrant a whole issue and left me lukewarm. Even Bendis' trademark poetic jibber-jabber didn't hit the spot. Nor was it a feel good book by any stretch. Yet, in its favour, some nice character bits (actually few of those), some comedy and some potential clues.

Knowing (and loving Bendis) I think there are clues in this book. He was placing Skrulls in the Avengers for a very long time, so I figure there is something there. Question is: which are the clues and which aren't?

Some examples that may be something / may be nothing:

Angel looks on whilst Kitty and Piotr "reunite". All the other scenes fit in, but this one panel doesn't as far as I know. Does anyone know where this comes from (if it is based on a previous book)?

Kitty carrying Kurt's baby? Probably just a joke, yet you never know. Like the way this mirrors Antman walking out on Jessica back in the Alias series. Kitty kills Magik... could happen.

Jean pauses before answering Logan as to why she is in her old uniform. What could the significance of that be? Also why would Chamber celebrate 4th of July - He's English? Pretty sure this is just goofiness.

We have a Hawkeye / Scarlet Witch child, one for Cap and Magik, Rogue and Magneto, Jean and Logan, Emma and Scott, Piotr and Storm, Stark and Betsy - oh, and hi Dazzler, what are you doing down there?

There is a woman all white who helps soldiers disarm clowns. Doesn't fit in anywhere I can think of. Coming soon?

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