|Not as good as the first volume, but not the worst.|
You see, this volume contains a number of stories which have good ideas, but don't quite hit they way they should. It's also fair to say that this volume does most of the real set-up work for what should have been Morrison's final New X-Men story (more about that next week). What you do get are more hot Xorn action (that also give hints about his real identity), the introduction of Fantomex, Beak and Angel forming a relationship, Scott and Emma getting caught psychically cheating (what you thought Scott and Emma just hooked up after Jean died? For Shame!), Polaris in Genosha, the introduction of Dust, the whole Riot at Xavier's story, and the Who Shot the White Queen.
|No X-fan could pass up this cat-fight.|
|RIIIIOT! All the dweebs are doin' it.|
Would I recommend this book. Not really. I don't see any of it as required reading for the current status quo. I don't see any of the plot lines (apart from Scott and Emma getting found out) as becoming classic. I see this as nothing more than a stepping stone on the road to the "stunning conclusion" in volume 3. If you don't intend to read that, don't read this.
If you own this already, would you really re-read it if you weren't reading the whole of Morrison's run? Really? I can't admit that I would.
Next Week I'll polish off New X-Men and allow us all to exhale and get onto something a fair bit different.
|100% more controversial than anything reviewed thus far.|