The final showdown between the X-Men and the Evolutionaries. Today I will be reviewing X-Men #15. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. In the past, Magneto decides to join the Evolutionaries in order for them to kill all of the homo sapiens. Too bad his kids don’t agree. Scarlet Witch cuts loose on her father, stunning him. This allows Xavier to mind blast him. Meanwhile, Cyclops convinces the leader of the Evolutionaries that he will lead mutantkind into peaceful coexistence with homo sapiens. The leader agrees and begins to mind wipe everyone of their presence. Only Jean Grey manages to plant a memory into Cyclops’ subconscious of everything that occurred. In the present, Magneto unleashes his rage as his memories return. Good thing its against the Evolutionaries. This allows Madison Jeffries the time to unleash his device. Using the same principles that was in Beast’s device, Madison manages to destroy all of the Evolutionaries but their leader. With no other option, the leader disappears, leaving the X-Men victorious, but with a very dangerous enemy still on the loose. An enemy that wants Cyclops dead. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Finally, a well written, fully satisfying story arc. There were really no let downs in this entire story. We had complete closure on almost all levels. The action sequences were nice. I love the conviction with which Cyclops continues to stand his ground. Even after all of these years, and all of the pain and suffering and death that the humans have caused to mutants, Cyclops is still defending them. He is a true leader. Magneto went in the opposite direction. He was willing to kill a species and that nearly cost him everything. This time, he chooses the path of peace. This, to me at least, shows a major change for him on all levels. For someone who has followed the X-Men since issue #1 (waaaay back in 1963) Magneto’s change is something I still have a hard time believing. He’s just to arrogant to be a follower. Hopefully, in some future storyline, we can see the master of magnetism’s return to greatness and leadership. I also really enjoyed the aftermath scene in the end where Emma gets some revenge. Maybe this was the point in her life that made her the woman she is today. Moving on to the art. This issue we got to see some action as the X-Men fought for their lives in the past and the future. It was great to see Xavier blast Magneto. (Always a classic way to bring down his arch nemesis) The energy blasts panels were pretty cool too. Lots of nice colors. The team splash panel in the end wasn’t that good though. For some reason it felt ugly to me. No real definition and individuality on the characters. Still, it wasn’t too bad. In general, this was a great, well paced story that satisfied on all levels. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great multi-level story. awesome action. cool art|