Monday, May 30, 2011

X-Men #12 Preview

X-Men #12
Written by: Chris Yost
Pencils by: Paco Medina (now) & Dalibor Talajic (then)
Cover by: Ed McGuinness

The Story: First To Last Who are the Evolutionaries and why doesn’t anyone remember when they fought Xavier and his original five X-Men? Cyclops and his crew on Utopia better figure out quick or the Evolutionaries are going to wipe out every human on the planet. That’s right, every human. Two issues of this huge story this month both showing X-Men/Evolutionary actionin the past and in the present. And it’s all thanks to Christopher Yost (X-Force), amazing regular artist Paco Medina and the always classic Dalibor Talijic (Hitmonkey)!

In Stores: June 1, 2011


like a butterfly said...

thanks for reminding me, fsaker. I kinda forgot to post this one!

Mtti said...

This looks really good! Got the Giant Size X-Men it was amazing really intense..

FSaker said...

You're welcome! And thanks for posting this preview, it looks cool!

I hope "First To Last" doesn't disappoint us in the end, but so far it seems to be a very interesting arc. I also hope Betsy gets more panel time! And Professor X as well (poor Charles gets so ignored lately that most writers probably don't even remember he's still living in Utopia, even though this specific story deals with his past...).

Brian said...

Not to be nitpicky, but Psylocke's little cameo would have been more memorable if she appeared to Storm using her psi-butterfly projection. Just sayin'.

I love me some butterflies!

QKC said...

The third page really reminds me how very bloated the X cast is.
Also, I agree with the above poster regarding Psylocke's Butterfly communication. It would serve to better differentiate between the prior panel where Irma Cuckoo is shown using Cerebra to communicate.. & then the same bubble is used for Psylocke. It isn't even clear it's Psylocke until Storm says "Ok Psylocke". Which, to people who don't know her, could just be Irma Cuckoo's codename.
Anyway, those are my two nitpicks. It seems no one cares what gets written or checks much, but that's a side issue with the entire series.
I won't be buying this, just UXF for me. The art is wonderful however. Nothing beautiful or awe inspiring, but very mainstream great.

FSaker said...

Well, to be fair, we also see Emma and Scott communicating with the other X-Men through the same "psychic bubbles", and the Giant-Size issue makes it clear to the reader who Psylocke is.

I do agree that the butterfly projection would have been a nice touch, though. Besides, Yost has already used it in her miniseries, so it's weird that it wasn't used for this issue.

But at least she is appearing; unless I missed some panels last issue, despite Xavier being involved in the past event involving the Evolutionaries, he wasn't even shown in Utopia during this arc so far... and Toad and Magneto only cameo'ed, and they were supposed to be directly involved as well...