Usually they're good about filling in the holes if you haven't read the series, which seems like a good marketing strategy since they give these away for free with the digital uploads of your regular comic purchases. This time, I had no idea what happened: Wolverine specifically mentions an incident with Jean Grey going into his head that kicks all this off, and I have no fragging idea what happened.
Overall, it didn't impact the heavily emotional and emotive story about Wolverine wanting to go back to the future he came from, to save the baby he didn't mean to abandon, but did when he left. The whole 'we won't help you to preserve the timeline' by all the magicians is both understandable and heartbreaking, especially since many of these are friends, many of whom he's worked with before.
Not sure I'll continue with this storyline, but it was a fun, free read. The problem is Marvel does enough stuff that I like that I have to weed out some excellent stories for the ones that strike me more, that fill an emotional or mental need I have.
I'm just not a huge fan of these events, mostly because they seem to be...shallow. Like I don't see what larger purpose this will serve in the Marvel universe, nor what the ones before this served, and it makes me cynical.
It's fun seeing Rocket as a Venom, and Robbie Reyes as a Ghost Rider, and there's a twist I really enjoyed in the middle of this, thus the three-star rating.
It was fun and slick.
But it certainly wasn't great, something I know this author can do well. It didn't make me feel for the characters, even at points where I normally would have. Most of the emotional aspects felt like it was trying to manipulate me, or just fell flat, thus the lack of four or five stars.
Still, I probably inflated this rating. It's the first time I've been able to read and review in a while - and man, I missed both of those things!
Aliens in Halloween bingo.
The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Inhumans get involved as the fight over the twins spills over to everyone.
Funny, charming, just gorgeous art - pencils, inks, colors, everything - this is a perfect mini-series. I need to remember I own this on Comixology whenever I need to cheer myself up. Love, love, love!
It's in this issue, and it made me giggle. But I giggled through reading all first two issues, so...
I'm really loving this series, and I it keeps up the funny in-jokes, the warmth, the heart, that made the first issue so much fun. Petty fights between child-versions of Avengers and the X-Men are the best, especially with Young writing and illustrating.
I'm off to read issue three.