Written by Brian Wood
Penciled by Olivier Coipel
Inked by Mark Morales, Scott Hanna, Olivier Coipel
Colored by Laura Martin, Matt Milla, Christina Strain
Primer Part Two
This creative team is really knocking it out of the park! I got the Coipel cover and added the Conner variant to my wishlist.
I have been a fan of Coipel’s since House of M, which was pretty awesome.
Like most people, Laura Martin popped for me during Whedon/Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men run.
Wood has one more issue to give us a Coipel drawn Lockheed, which hopefully is coming.
Wood is going to go the route of Whedon/Bendis/Aaron and only give their artist the “only every other three issues” rule of letting Lockheed appear.
Coipel is definitely rocking a new style in these issues than I am use too. I really like it, not sure how to describe it. I want to say it is a more mature style but that isn’t quite it.
Wood gives us one of the first interactions between Kitty and Rachel in a while. They have been in the same panel panelbefore but they don’t really ever talk to each other.
The Colorists make a decision to make the comic look darker on certain pages that really compliment the art. Such as the page where Rachel and Psylocke are interviewing Sublime.
Kitty fights Arkea controlled Omega Sentinel. Love how Kitty’s powers and skillset is used here.
I also like how adding a baby is an easy way to age Jubilee and add a new generation of mutants as we all know that these characters can’t age so we have to give them babies in a different way.
I also like how this isn’t a six part story, as it feels like we are really moving and the stakes are high.
I have no real connection to Omega Sentinel, outside of Carey’s great run on X-Men Volume One and the Facebook game: Marvel Avengers Alliance, in which she is quite impressive.
Hopefully no one dies from the bomb.