Rating: 4/5 – An all female X-Men Book that’s a must read for X-Men Fans
“Brian, Oliver and the rest of the crew are packing every panel with everything they’ve got to give you all an awesome story”. These words were written by the editor in the letters column of issue 2 of X-men and I couldn’t agree more. This was a jam packed issue that not only provided lots of action, but spent time making you care for these characters both individually and as a team. This all women cast of the X-Men is working, and surprisingly, it’s made the character of Jubilee positively stand out, which to me is not an easy feat
Issue 2 picks up with “X” villain John Sublime teaming up with this new X-Men team to stop his twin sister Arkea from attempting to kill not only the X-men, but John Sublime himself. In this issue we’re given more insight into Arkea’s powers and what her motivation is, as well as continuing the more touching side story with Jubilee acting as a parent/guardian to the rescued baby from issue 1. Writer Brian Wood’s characterization of the team is well balanced, giving each character enough time to shine. As mentioned above though, Jubilee’s story receives the most time and I feel it’s the strongest part of the book. Her interactions with the baby are touching and shows a more mature side of Jubilee that we haven’t seen before.
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