Time to have a play date with some psychopathic pre-pubescent teenagers. Today I will be reviewing X-Men Schism #3. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
X-Men: Schism #3
So let’s talk about the book. As the X-Men are having a nice time in the museum, Kade Kilgore and his Hellfire cronies launch their attack. Seeing that they’re up against children, the X-Men become overconfident and fall prey to the tricks that these devious and dangerous kids. Wolverine sees the action on the news and heads to the museum as does Scott Summers on Utopia. Too bad they’re not going to make it in time and there is a bomb set to go off that could kill hundreds. Only Idie is left standing and Scott leaves the decision of what to do on her. She chooses to unleash her powers, kill her opponents, and save the hostages. As Wolverine and Cyclops arrive at the scene, the bomb goes off. Instead of blowing up, it actually begins attracting metallic objects that start to combine into the shape of a giant Sentinel. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Wow was this an awesome issue. After seeing the last page, I’m just salivating for Issue #4. This one was non stop from the first page to the last. Jason Aaron is really maintaining a breakneck pace but is not skimping on story or action at all. I loved the battle between the kids and the X-Men. You just knew the X-men were going to lose but it was the way they lost that was so incredible. These kids just took the biggest hitters of the X-Men to school. Kids are so freaking dangerous that they make awesome villains. They have little conception of right or wrong and just go on primary instincts. That’s why you have to raise them correctly or they’ll turn into little monsters. The little sit down where we got to meet Kade’s crew just reinforces that. Wilhemina is completely insane but freaking hilarious to read. I really love her character. She might even give Deadpool a run for his money. In general, the humor instilled in this issue is both welcome and well written.
I wasn’t completely satisfied with the art this issue, but I’m not really a big Acuna fan. Still his work wasn’t horrible, just very dark. Too many shadows everywhere. Still, his action scenes were nice and that final page splash was incredible. What I really loved about this issue was that we finally see the thing that’s going to break the X-Men. Scott put a child’s life in danger and made her into a killer. Wolverine has been a killer all his life but he never wanted that life. He was forced into it. So was his son and his cloned daughter. He’s sick and tired of children doing the killing when they should be spared the guilt. He’s going to take Scott to task for that. I can’t wait for that. Unfortunately, that’s going to have to wait because there is a giant Sentinel being formed and with most of the X-Men out fighting the Sentinels around the world, and with his biggest hitters knocked out with alien slugs stuck on their face, Cyclops and Wolverine are going to have to team up one last time. And unless Dr. Nemesis can come up with that EMP bomb soon, it might be the last fight for one of them. In fact, forcing them to work together might also help to tear them apart. Either way, this has really been a great read so far. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|amazing incredible writing. nice set up for the end of the X-Men. good art.||not happy with the art. HATE that Uncanny is being canceled|