The new X-Men begins at the issues of Uncanny X-Men
#394, X-Treme X-Men
#1 and X-Men
#114. I must say the art is X-tremely well done and the stories have taken a radical change. Or at least the teams have. The new Uncanny X-Men
will be focusing more on Cyclops
because he happens to be a favorite of the new writers, his long love life with Jean Grey
will finally have problems because of his coldness towards her, and of course when one person is pushed away, they are pushed towards someone else, eg. Wolverine
, a long awaited event that fans have been urging for.
will continue in the same path, interwining itself with the Uncanny X-Men
storyline, but featuring a different team like it always has.
focuses on the search for the Prophecy books written by Destiny that can spell the doom of the world. Of course this is the first time in the X-Universe
that a team is wholly dominated by third world people, the only apparent caucasian is Rogue
and the team is being led by Storm
who suddenly has a thing with Bishop
. The art for Uncanny X-men
is still the same as before, but the art of X-Treme X-Men
shows that a lot of work was put into it, it is greatly detailed and each page looks like it was painted. For the X-Men
I must say the art is not that great, it brings the characters back to cartoon land where everything looks much too soft for an action fighting group of heroes.
The heroes costumes have also changed to reflect those of their movie's counterparts and will be a good start for those just being introduced to the X-Men
world. But a better starter for people wanting the movie feel should pick up a copy of Ultimate X-Men
which gives a look at a different beginning for the X-Men
and takes place when they are at a much younger age.
Overall the New X-Men is a good change for the X-Universe
who have been starting to use recurring plots and storylines and don't seem to be getting anywhere.