The X-Men are on the ropes, barely dodging a foe whose master plan has them fighting to survive. Discovering some suspicious activity just off the coast of their refuge, Utopia, the X-Men send their best and brightest to investigate, hoping to discover just what Bastion is plotting. However, the X-Club is in for more than they bargained for: namely, a trap designed just for them. Thrown into a war even worse than the one they’re coming from, the X-Club is left to wonder: How do they get back to the X-Men? And just how do they figure into Bastion’s master plan?

WRITER: Simon Spurrier
PENCILS: Gerald Parel & Paul Davidson

Price: $3.99
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  1. Is there a reason why Bastion looks like a human in half the books, and a sentinel in the other half?

  2. well he’s supposed to be a robot that has masqueraded as a human, so it’s just a matter of some folks leaning one way and some the other.

  3. He has the ability to transform from human to sentinel appearance. He is all sentinel. In theory the writers should be transforming him in some logical manner, i.e. he should probably remain looking human unless absolutely necessary to keep his human allies from wetting themselves. I think the main mandate has come from the artists, who want to draw him in whatever way they find coolest, whether or not he actually looks cool (I am looking at you last New Mutants issue).

    This side issue strikes me as a bit weird. Whether or not I am liking Hellbound (and I am not) it seemed to be a natural offshoot of Second Coming. This looks like a plotting mistake. Oh crap, we can’t fit this stuff into the main part but something happens here we need so jam it in a side issue. We’ll see. 

  4. Personally I don’t like Bastion in his sentinel form because he looks like a Iron Man armor with Archangel’s wings. I would have accepted a Cylon or Terminator appearance for the Nimrods instead having them look like Iron Man or Warmachine.

  5. I liked the first appearance (last X-Force) of this Bastion design. Since then I have not liked it. Guess it depends on the artist.

  6. I really don’t enjoy the way they wrote Madison Jeffries since when has he been referred to as "Rain Man" or portrayed as out of touch with reality? 

  7. Actually I’m pretty sure that Nemesis referred to him as ‘Rain Man’ not so long ago. Can’t remember which issue, though.

  8. This book was in contention to be pick of the week for me.  I almost didn’t pick it up, but I’m so glad that I did. 

  9. @zattaric Same!

  10. Really surprised how good this was.

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