Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Some thoughts about All-New X-Men #3
The Ghosts of Cyclops are currently taking over jail but Scott knows that the only way to stop this from escalating is to confront his own identity.
Well, this was actually pretty enjoyable.
Dennis Hopeless brings a new chapter where he continues to develope characterization but this time is mostly focused on Scott and how despite that he might not be the same as his older self, he still manages to create a strong presence as the voice for the mutants, it's a quite accurate and interesting portrayal that depicts him as pretty strong in terms of personality. Even the Ghosts of Cyclops receive some decent depictions that demonstrates that most of them are just kids playing a game for adults.
Once again, I have to say that I really like how Hopeless portrays young people, he doesn't go for the stereotypical way of making them overly annoying, he shows that they're persons who are still inexperienced about what happens in the world. The issue also manages to develope a social commentary that was missing in a lot of X-Men books recently.
Mark Bagley continues to handle the art and he still delivers a pretty competent job with expressive characters and nice storytelling.
Pretty solid overall, I wish there was more plot progression but the character work is strong enough to compensate.