Comic Books



When a pack of Sentinels chases a girl through the streets of Mumbai, the X-Men assume she’s a newly-manifested mutant and rush to her aid. But could it be that she’s something else entirely? One thing’s for sure: she has ties to the X-Men that could spell bad news for Rogue and Magneto…


Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.3%
Avg Rating: 3.6
Users who pulled this comic:


  1. I can’t help but wonder why this book even exists anymore?

  2. @mikeandzod I can’t speak for everyone but I am more interested in this line up than the line up in Uncanny.

  3. @minion I’ve actually just been losing interest in the X-Men franchise in general since Second Coming.

  4. @ mikdandzod

    Why wouldn’t it?

  5. @MikeandZod I can understand that. But you can alwayse jump off and jump back on. I’m just coming back on and I’m doing ok.

  6. Haven’t always been a fan of Carey’s writing, but I’m loving the dynamic between Magnus and Rogue, and the interaction with that guy’s father.  Really liking Clay Mann’s art too.  The Sentinels again though, kinda cliche, but guess these are different ones? 

  7. Frankly, this book is great, and I’m going to savor every moment it’s still in publication.

  8. @minion a book has to be especially terrible, like Chuck Austen X-Men or BND, for me to drop a book. I’m constantly at odd with that collectors mentality of ‘i have every issue since 105’ and the readers mentality of ‘i just want a good story’

  9. @mikeandzod I have that same struggle. I have a new strategy which maybe will pass the OCD collector muster. Skip the stuff I think is bad… for now. If it is a Marvel/DC comic and not so good, odds are very good you will be able to pick up the missing holes in your ‘collection’ down the road for cheap. Or maybe down the road I won’t care. Either way, my pocket book and reason finally win out.

    This, by the way, is a rationalization I am just implementing. I may or may not be able to fool myself. Your mileage may vary.

  10. The Further Adventures of Casual Wear Magneto! Watch in awe as he uses his magnetic powers to rip apart Sentinels in the latest J Crew stylish sweaters!

    But yeah, I love the current direction of this series and the way Carey writes these characters. His stories are a great mix of crazy adventures and the inter personal relationships that make the X-Men tick. This and X-Factor are the best X books on the stands.

  11. @comicbookchris: J Crew? I see him more as a Gap kinda guy.

  12. Hey, Wolverine isn’t in this?  UN-PULL!  Just kidding.  I agree this is the best X book along with X-Factor; would it boost sales if Wolvie was in it?  Maybe, but goes to show all it takes is the right mix for it to be a good book, and Carey is voicing these characters so well, especially Magneto in my opinion.

  13. Love this book.  Been reading it since Messiah when it switched to ‘Legacy’ from adjective-less.  Carey has always written great stories with little baggage.  This book is where the X-men characters actually get a chance to shine, whereas in all the other books nobody gets any face time except for Cyclops and Wolverine.  Oh and Clay Mann… God damn.  I can’t wait till people catch on to how good of an artist this guy is.  One of my new favorite pencillers for sure.

  14. @comicbookchris: Have you ever read the old Vision & Scarlet Witch issue where they have the Avengers over for Thanksgiving dinner (they all wear their costumes, for some reason), and then Magneto shows up in a sweater? The whole thing is awkwardly hilarious, but you know there’s a problem when Casual Wear Magneto is by far the most appropriately-dressed person in the room.

     Unrelatedly, the covers this series has had since the end of SC have been flippin’ fantastic. Thank goodness Yu replaced Granov as the cover artist.

  15. Good issue. Not great. Magneto really shone through the issue. He seems to be written similar to Lucifier. 4/5

  16. I’m not feeling this book.  The artist is trying to Olivier Coipel and he’s not.  And I’m just not into the cast.  I’m glad that there’s a book w/o Cyclops & Wolverine, but there are so many other X-Men that I’d rather see than this group. I don’t even know anything about Paras and the girl with the lines all over her.

  17. @ zattaric

    Uh, that’s the point. There’s nothing TO know about Paras and Loa, they’ve just been background figures so far, so Carey is taking the time to develop them.

  18. @sakuuya: I have not, but thanks for pointing me towards that! I’m sure the sweater is rocking, as Magneto is the Master of Magnetism and Casual Menswear!

  19. @Bornin1142  I guess I’m just frustrated that there are SO many X-Men that I would rather know more about and so many old favorites that don’t get any screen time.  I realize it goes in rotations and based on the writer’s preference, but I can not agree with the writer’s choices.  

    I think I many be done with this book now, which is sad since I have the entire run up until this point. I’ll check in from time to time, but I’m done.  

  20. @ zattaric

    Well, that’s an understandable viewpoint, but personally, I don’t like it when people refuse to give newer characters a chance. I think it’s… damaging.

  21. @Bornin1142  If the story was engaging, then it wouldn’t matter who the characters were.  I’m not engaged in the story period.  I guess my point is that I could stay with a book if I wasn’t SO engaged in the story, but I LOVED the characters.  This book is not providing either. 

  22. Long forgotten are the days when Sentinels were actually formidable opponents, capable of easily killing mutants very quickly. 

    I mean I remember in the Claremont era, Sentinels not even half as big as these were in this issue, and no where near as elaborate in their armor or weaponry, who would kick the XMen’s ass on a regular basis, and the XMen would truly be fighting for life and death when they faced these robots.  And aren’t Sentinels supposed to be able to regularly adapt to whatever mutant power they encounter?  Alas, those days are long gone.

  23. @ Frankriger

    That’s not quite how I remember it… In fact, in Claremont’s very first Sentinel story, they went down as if they were made from paper because Stephen Lang built them from incomplete schematics, and it was his copies of the original team that provided the main opposition to the X-Men.

    And Sentinels were credible enemies just a few months ago in Second Coming, so it seems like your griping is entirely pointless.

  24. @Bornin  Were these Sentinels made out of paper in this current issue?  Were these the prototypical Sentinels from incomplete schematics?  I don’t think so, but I guess they were considering how easily they went down.  

    I remember Colossus being slammed over the head by a light pole being knocked out, a de-powered Storm entering orbit on a Blackbird in order to freeze a Sentinel off her plane, and a young Rachel Summers having to go all out with her Phoenix power to defeat one, so I don’t how you’re remembering it, but don’t you remember that there’s an alternate future reality that has the Sentinels killing off all of the XMen one by one, with a grey haired Wolverine standing in front of Kitty Pryde in front of a wall of wanted faces of dead mutants, cornered by Sentinels.

    I didn’t really follow Second Coming, but if I understand correctly, those were all like Nimrod clones.  I remember when Nimrod first came out, it took the entire team plus Juggernaut I think to take him down, so I don’t know where you’re getting credible, but I’ll take your word for it. 

  25. zattaric:  Clay Mann is Coipel-ish, that’s a good call, Coipel is more refined, but I’m liking Mann’s work. Yea I don’t even know what Paras’s mutant power is, and the girl with the stripes apparently has some sort of invulnerability if she can jump through a Sentinel head like that.  

  26. @ Franktiger

    Well, if you’d have paid attention, you’d have noticed that the Sentinels in this issue were modified to be worker robots.

    And each Nimrod in Second Coming took overwhelming force to take down, and they also inflicted many casualties on the X-Men. An army of them created an explicitly desperate situation. 

    And really, it would have taken less effort to look up Indra’s and Loa’s powers on the Internet than to write a sentence about not knowing what their powers are.

  27. If you had paid attention, you would have noticed that I was responding to someone else’s thread who was inquiring about their powers.

    So these weren’t Stephen Lang’s Sentinels, but they were just pussy worker robots that were fodder for the scrap heap?  My point exactly, thanks for agreeing with my first point, obviously you didn’t get it.

    I’m glad the Nimrod’s were actual formidable opponents for the XMen in Second Coming, no need to get your panties in a bunch.

  28. Whole lot of fighting about nothing. From a continuity standpoint there is no issue. Not only are these "non-standard" Sentinels, but they had been severely damaged by the trip here as explicitly stated. Broken sentinels + master of magnetism = sentinel debris. From a story standpoint, it is definitely true that if you whip out a new sentinel every five issues, they are going to get less ominous and terrifying. Justified or not, it feels a little cheap to toss in Sentinels only to take them apart in 5 pages flat. This has little to do with Carey himself, but a frequent choice made across the X-men line to overuse the villains. So you are both right. Enjoy your Reese’s Peter Butter Cup.

    And yes, Carey should have made some effort to give us descriptions Loa and Indra’s powers. They are obscure characters, but the mystery of their powers is not the point of the story. Kyle and Yost were notorious with this, dropping in obscure characters with convoluted back stories and not giving us so much as a sentence to catch up. Fun for hard core fans (or Wiki-look-up lovers) but annoying to the more casual reader. A one sentence caption at the beginning would not hurt the flow.

Leave a Comment