What did the
PENCILS: Mike Choi
COVER BY: Adi Granov
Reading “Second Coming” has been one of the most visceral comic experiences I have had in a very long time. There is a lot of writing talent on the “X” books right now, and they seem to have collaborated beautifully on this story. I hope they can keep the excitement coming. Lots of fans said the first few installments were a lot like “Cable.” I’m not sure, since I haven’t been reading that title, but in this story, the chase scenes have been executed in an exciting, cinematic fashion. Who wouldn’t want to see that kind of a chase scene in an “X-Men” film? Each chapter has added some interesting twists to the story. The “X-Man” who dies in this story is not killed gratuitously, but for a dramatic reason. The death helps to illustrate how desperate the X-Men are, and how bad ass Bastian is as a villain. As the gazillionth iteration of the Sentinels, Bastian appears to be a worthy adversary for the X-Men — the kind of villain the team does not encounter very often. Being made of metal though, I wonder how he will stand up to Magneto.
The art in this comic is great, with Choi doing his usual sexy and detailed work. Adi Granov contributes a powerful cover with the White Queen embracing Hope (Although neither looks very hopeful.) and both of them smeared with blood.
Art: 5 - Excellent