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ALL-NEW X-MEN #15

• Love is in the air!

• Cyclops heart and future start to fade before his eyes.

STORY BY Brian Michael Bendis
ART BY David Lafuente
COLORS BY Jim Campbell
LETTERS BY VC - Cory Petit
COVER BY Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Rain Beredo

Price: $3.99
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  1. PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    I like the typeface in the top right corner.

  2. I remember a Beast and Jean Grey love affair in XMen Forever. It did not end well

  3. I love these stories. In the beginning, it seemed pretty understandable that they were here and what they were doing. Lately, it doesn’t feel like their serving any kind of purpose.

    • I think Bendis is trying to keep them around for as long as he can because eventually they’ll have to go back.

    • But maybe the reader will go back with them — and their stories will unfold quite differently than what was in the original X-Men series. Otherwise, the series may as well end when they leave.

    • I think it actually switches from old x-men to future ones after battle of the atom based on my reading of the tea leaves.

  4. The Lafuente preview art is just outstanding, can’t wait to dip a toe into this series…

  5. The title of the book foreshadows it’s ultimate demise… how long before they aren’t all-new anymore. I’ve enjoyed this in trade… maybe they’ll keep them around until Cataclysm (Marvel’s New 52?).

    • Well, DC’s been printing “The New 52!” on every book for almost two years. So apparently comics can be “new” for quite a while.

  6. will the young Cyclops meet Corsair? I’m hoping that will happen.Any thoughts about this? Book is good so far.

  7. Looking for a jumping-off point.

    Any time now…

  8. JML (@twitter.com/JoshMLabelle) says:

    In a week of really good books, this was far and away my favourite. Keep the big supervillain fights. Bendis is doing cool, interesting, real teenage emotion here, and it’s a breath of fresh air amidst the rest of my pull list.

  9. Liked it. Hated the “Jean Grey didn’t have face features like you know eyes, mouth and such” reminded me of Acuna’s Rogue art in Uncanny Avengers.

  10. I’ve always wondered what this book would look like as a low budget cartoon for toddlers.

    Wait, no I haven’t.

    This was hideous. Someone please tell me Lafuente’s only doing this issue.

  11. A very “Manga” feel to this issue – not sure I entirely liked it, but it was still a fun issue, if a bit heavy on the “Bendisisms”

  12. It was a well written issue but like others said already,the art was ….off putting? Half of the panels had no backgrounds at all. Hopefully this was a one issue deal for Lafuente.

  13. I have been a big fan of this series since issue 1. However, I could not stand the Manga style art in this issue. I’ve never cared for that style personally, and I felt it was ill suited to this story. If this style continues I think I will regretfully drop this book.

  14. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Loved the art in this issue. Thought it fit the story perfectly.

  15. I don’t know what y’all are talking about with the mad hate for Lafuente. If there’s anything(?) to be negative about it’s Bendis writing a little too Whedon-esque for my liking but that’s been going on for years now (and by that I mean, not every page needs a joke, pop culture reference, or dialogue exchange where characters repeat one another)…

    • I’ve been saying the same thing for the last couple months. Bendis is great at a lot of things but his style hasn’t significantly evolved over the last ten years and that can be jarring to read sometimes.

    • I’ve actually felt this way since somewhere in his post-Siege Avengers era and kinda dropped off all his books since then, but then he went and did “Daredevil: End of Days” and although it may have been written long ago it kinda captured everything I loved about Bendis from his indie b&w days, Alias, & Daredevil. So, I felt ready to give his more popular stuff a try and ran into that stuff I was cmplaining about above. Based on those 2 experiences I guess he’s still fine for me, just not when he’s writing big casts or teenagers…

      Still, the Lafuente art stole the show on this issue…

  16. Ech, probably a little too harsh there. I’m still glad I checked in on the series…

  17. Personally, I really enjoy Lafuente’s art. The first few issues he did with Bendis on Ultimate Spider-Man post Ultimatum are what got me to finally try that book and I’ve been a fan ever since.

  18. I also think that the art was perfect for the story in this issue. Is this the best book on the stands? No – but it was a fun read with some great beats, especially Jean’s scenes with young Hank and Rachel. Also, who knew it was tough to write on Bobby’s hand after he’s frosted all over the place? (Just re-read that, ewww sorry)

  19. Damn; I really enjoyed this issue. 🙂

    The art choice came as a surprise, but it somehow fit with the tone of the book. The whole issue had a fun, 1980’s John Hughes-esque vibe that reminded me of what I used to love about Wolverine and the X-Men.

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