Review: All New X-Men #12

ANXM12While there are still some neat aspects to this, its starting to wear a bit thin.


So Captain America is an idiot and goes to arrest the X-Men as he allowed himself to be tricked so damn easily by Raven and some others.  Really, is it that no one before in comics has imitated a hero to do crimes?  Well either way, Alex shows up with his “Uncanny Avengers” team and has a bro moment with the young time displaced Scott Summers.  Cap tries to be an ass, but is stopped by Wanda and Thor.  Then, Jean sees in Wanda’s mind the House of M event.  I really don’t know if it was an accident or on purpose.  With how Jean has been portrayed by Bendis here, it really could have been done by either means.  After all she’s been a snoopy little bitch since discovering her powers.  At the same time she still does not have great control over them, so either could be true.  This is one of the big things wearing thin in this run though, beyond just still being time-displaced and all the various troubles that can bring.  Following this comes with a Jean freak out which also seems to be growing rather common place.  Sure, being pissed and upset and confused would be granted in her situation.  To just up and attack like that though?

Oh hell though, the funny thing that really irritates me is how the Avengers deal with this once they get Jean tied up – more or less.  Wanda mentions that it was “things [she] did not do consciously… everything is so much more complicated” and seems rather well backed in this by the Avengers.  When young Scott earlier mentioned more or less that older Scott had said the same thing though, Alex’s response was that there was no “maybe” about it and that Scott is just “telling himself a lot of things just to get himself through the day.”  It seems rather common knowledge that the Phoenix Force can easily drive people out of their right minds.  All the same the “not in the right mind” excuse seems to be fine for Wanda, but viewed as complete BS when Scott uses it?

This was an interesting concept.  Still is!  Just not as big as it use to be.  Not when it seems that the same general bits keeps replaying.  Jean reading minds then spazzing out, Cap being quick in wanting to blame mutants (especially any version of Scott Summers), people loving to see Scott as a complete villain while allowing the same excuses to be perfectly fine for others…  At least the “original” X-Men team ask questions to Wolvy and Kitty about how things are just fine for Wanda even if they don’t compare it to Scott’s case.  Of course they just get run around answers until Wolvy just cuts the talk off completely.


About xxadverbxx

I'm a fan of comics. I use to love DC, but events pretty much starting with the New 52 had pushed me off of them for years. Lately though titles like Gotham Academy and We Are Robin have brought me back to them. I'm much more still a Marvel fan though at this moment who I moved to since New 52 slowly kept pushing me away from DC. Often a fan of X-Men titles while I've really been loving Spider-Gwen series. Film wise I'm upset at DC though I really really want them to do good. At least their TV series are mostly enjoyable (though Arrow has dipped in quality), while I'm a huge fan of the Marvel films. Also, I still really hate Dan Didio and still view him as at least most of what has been going wrong with DC comic wise lately.

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