Saturday, December 03, 2022

Scott's Take: X-Men Vol. 2 by Gerry Duggan


X-Men Vol 2 by Gerry Duggan introduces a new hero. Modok engages in a disturbing experiment on a cruise ship and soon makes some new friends. The X-Men take on gameworld (a sort of celestial casino) with the fate of countless planets hanging in the balance. The X-Men have threats coming from all directions. Luckily, Cyclops is ready to lead them against all threats.


Every team member gets their shot in the sun. Cyclops has some great moments that remind me why I think he is so awesome. Wolverine, Rogue, and Jean are great. The art is great and there is plenty of action and humor. It is almost a perfect volume.


I just have one complaint. To explain causes major spoilers, so read on at your own risk.


They are blowing up the team as pretty much everyone is moving on except for three characters. In the universe time that started with the first book, it allegedly has been a year. But, there have only been 12 issues of the run, and readers have to say good bye to most of the characters and hello to new team members.


Overall, I enjoyed this read and I am eagerly anticipating the next volume with the new team.


My reading copy from the Central or Downtown Branch of the Dallas Public Library System.


Scott A. Tipple ©2022

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