Writer Simon Spurrier
Penciler Khoi Pham
Inker Jay Leisten
Color Artist Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Wear the Grudge Like a Crown Part Three
The credit page, not sure if Pham did some inks with Leisten, or if it was a bad copy and paste job from the previous issue, but it lists Pham with Inkers, and only lists the one Inker.
Wouldn’t even notice that if not for this blog. I hope the list of credits above is correct.
Turns out, the past two issues have all been a trap to lure Luca, Blindfold’s brother, out if hiding. There was no girl with out of control powers, there was no sponge like creature. David was using Cyclops’ popularity to get some news coverage.
I like the Channel 7 reporter calling Emma, “Miss empowered bikini lady, ma’am?” That’s fun.
Magik doesn’t do much this issue, just asks for clarification and states she wasn’t absorbed into a blob like thing.
Pham draws a nice David looking so smug while having to explain the plan.
The splash page of Cyclops punching David, gorgeous!
David is very pragmatic, that is the best description of who he is. He has given up on trying to get people to view him differently from his villain / out of control muntant hay day, now he uses the perception.
Great pacing and facial expressions on David slowly losing focus.
David calls Illyana a bloody Hogwarts reject, seems harsh. Also, she is nothing like one of those students, and not because she was rejected. Plus, poor Magik, I bet she had to ask what that meant after this adventure was over.
How much down time do you think X-Men get? Some issues take place right after one another, like these three issues, but typically, each new storyline starts on a new day. They probably have time to read a book or devour some TV on DVD. Unless you’re Cyclops or Wolverine, where you have to keep planning or appearing everywhere, those two don’t get much down time.
Emma and the Cuckoos had a secret plan as well, the Pyrrhic. Destroys you with your own self-doubt.
Unfortunately, David has a reservoir of self-doubt.
It manifests itself as Professor Xavier, of course. Also gives the Evil Xavier a chance to escape David’s mindscape.
Not sure if I am getting the next issue, one would think the Uncanny team will stick around to follow up on this plan. Abigail Brand is on the next issue’s cover, haven’t seen her in a while.
Not even sure if she knows Hank had another transformation. Or that he has both a younger and older version running around.