Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Battle of The Atom – Chapters 1 & 2 Spoilers

Chapter 1 – X-Men: Battle of The Atom #1: Magik time-travels to the future to see if their future was worth fighting for. At the Jean Grey School, Cerebro detects a new mutant - a very powerful one at that. Kitty takes the original X-Men with her to stop her - Animax - who's creating monsters and destroying the city. A Sentinel appears and attacks them. Cyclops and his X-Men arrive to help and both teams battle the Sentinel. They succeed, but at the last minute the Sentinel shoots against Teen Cyclops, which nearly kills him. As his life is about to end, the Old Cyclops ceases to exist. Triage heals Teen Cyclops and brings him back to life, resulting in the Old Cyclops appearing again. At the School, the X-Men decide it's too risky to have the original X-Men in the present and want them to go back to the past. They are not happy about this, especially Jean who's made up her mind about not going back. Suddenly, the X-Men from the future arrive warning that they'll stop the X-Men from making a mistake that will doom the mutant species.

Chapter 2 – All-New X-Men #16: The X-Men from the future warn that letting the X-Men from the past to stay in the present was a mistake that must be reversed. They reveal that sending them back now will prevent a series of events that lead to... Suddenly, Wolverine is forced to pop out his claws and attack the future X-Men. A battle ensues between the two factions. Logan says that it wasn't his doing and that Jean was the only one able to force him to do this. Everyone realizes that Jean and Teen Cyclops have ran away. While the future and present X-Men were busy arguing, Jean talked telepathically to Teen Beast and Teen Cyclops about her suspicions of something wrong going on as the minds of the future X-Men were blocked. Beast refuses to run away with her, but Cyclops accepts it. They take the Blackbird to do so. The present and future X-Men decide to go after them even though Storm and Wolverine suspects Jean only ran away because she picked something up in the minds of the future X-Men. Rachel is upset that there's somebody wearing a Xorn mask, considering Xorn killed Jean. Xorna then reveals herself to be none other than adult Jean Grey from the future.


FSaker said...

This crossover looks very interesting and promising! Although quite complicated as well: is future-Jean the (currently deceased) present-Jean who somehow was revived in the future, or is she past-Jean who stayed in the present and became future-Jean? In only two issues, Future-Jean's origin is already officially more complicated than Psylocke's body swap.

Speaking of Psylocke, she didn't appear in these first two issues, right? Pity. But that's okay, because Brian Wood already said that she will get her share of the spotlight in his issues (and we know she will also be in the first issue of Wolverine and the X-Men in this crossover).

FSaker said...

By the way, where is this Phil Noto's art from? It looks great!

Enny Giwa said...

It's a part of the roster pin-ups from titles that are a part of the event. That cover is bloody gorgeous, and i'm not that big of a fan of Noto's.

Enny Giwa said...

And tbh, i'm quite glad that Psylocke has of yet to receive the standard Bendis-treatment, she'd probably say something embarrassingly stupid.