With the mess that is the Marvel Universe after AvX there is bound to be a lot of clean up to do. Consequences is what will take us from Cyclops’s fall to the state of the X-Men in Marvel NOW! Take the jump for the Major Spoilers look at how it’s coming together.
Poor, poor Scott Summers.Â The dude is always being plagued by his dead loved ones returning from the grave to haunt the laser shooting hero.Â The newest return-from-the-grave-to-torment-you villain?Â How about the Goblin Queen (a.k.a. Madelyne Pryor)?Â Her return and much more in the upcoming Uncanny X-Men #504. It’s written by fan favorites Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, and with art by Terry Dodson, there’s a very good chance there’s greatness inside.Â And on the outside too!Â Check out that awesome cover!Â I smell poster in the works!
One of the best comic series of the past decade or more is, undoubtedly, Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and penciled by John Cassaday. Together they created one of the most comprehensive, cohesive and controlled pieces of comic literature weâ€™ve seen in a long time. Whedonâ€™s story was breathtaking, and Cassidayâ€™s art was better. So letâ€™s see how long it takes before it all comes crashing down. Why? Because Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi are now on the book and they arenâ€™t no Whedon and Cassaday.
It was not only a big step for Scott Summers, but a similarly big step for Marvel to set up X-Force with their own book. Now, four issues in, from my side of the fence, I think their decision has been rewarded by four well done books. Granted, give me a series on Wolverine and my biases may not necessarily allow me to see clearly.