Friday, April 11, 2014

X-Men #13 Preview

X-Men #13
Writer: Brian Wood
Art by: Clay Mann
Cover by: Terry Dodson
Variant Cover by: J. G. Jones

The Story:
Bloodline, Part 1
• Jubilee is haunted by Shogo’s past… or is it his future?!

In Stores: April 16, 2014


FSaker said...

Ah, so the new villain seems to be Shogo's father. And a skilled assassin. Interesting. Plus, it's the first male villain in this book (Sublime never acted as a villain in this book, so he doesn't count).

Mann's art is great as usual. But... part 1 of 6? In my opinion, long arcs don't work in Wood's book. Since he said repeatedly that this is supposed to be the "action-packed book" (and not the "all-women book" as many readers view it), he should concentrate on smaller arcs, more action scenes and lighter (but not shallow) plots. But who knows, he may surprise us positively with this arc.

Two other pieces of thought:

1) Why is Lady Deathstrike in the variant cover? Could she be involved with Shogo's dad somehow? Or will she become a member of the X-Men? I hope not; she works much better as a villain.

2) The recap page mentions the team questioning Storm's leadership. Then, in the X-Force preview, we see Psylocke ahead of the other X-Women. Could this mean that she will be the new leader? It would be cool, but also weird, as in this book Betsy never questioned Ororo and never expressed any interest in the leadership (unlike Rachel, for example).

Eduardo said...

I believe this will be more centered in Jubilee, but couldn't help coming to mind a future version of Slaymaster but everyone shall think this is pretty overdone after Elizabeth time in the New Exiles.