Marvel is really doing some great work with continuing to create a mutant world with our favorite mutants, good and evil, developing an enjoyable story that mirror the old-school content we all love.
X-Men Blue follows suit with a fresh and awesome narrative starring the original five who are displaced in time! Does that sound too far fetched for you? Does it peak your interest? I promise you no matter what reserves you might have, X-Men Blue will not disappoint.
A prepubescent Iceman, a young and handsome Beast, a cunning Angel, a powerful Cyclops, and their young and beautiful leader Marvel Girl are pulled by Beast (yes he even pulled a younger version of himself, and no the X-Men universe did not implode, go figure!) to try and combat a possible war among mutants.
They are tasked with the capture of Black Tom Cassidy. Cassidy laughs in their faces but unbeknownst to him, this seemingly young team, get the job done. But not without a surprise. Juggernaut reveals himself and with much effort tries to derail the plans of the X-Men. But alas the Original five do their best and succeed.
With some doubt and bickering between Cyclops and Beast, the X-Men are ready for whatever, or whoever, comes their way.
We are thrown a bit when it’s revealed that Magneto is their boss and whom they report to. Have they made a mistake? Are they the right team to take on such a large responsibility?
This first issue in what promises to be an exciting and action-packed series not only gives us a well written narrative by Cullen Bunn and kick-ass artwork by Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni but also presents a number of hints towards what is to come. As much as I’d love to spell everything out here, I’ll leave the last few pages for you to read and ponder after! There will be plot twists, surprises, well recognized characters, and much more on the horizon.
This is a definite must read for all X-Men fans, old and new!
MadHatters gives X-Men Blue 4 out of 4 hats