Writer Peter Milligan
Artist David LaFuente
Color Artist Laura Allred
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
This story takes place around the margins of Battle of the Atom. Hence, this is the best story that happens in Battle of the Atom, and it is barely that.
Doop gets an alarm.
He heads to where Kitty and the Original X-Men are, as they get greeted by Cyclops’ Uncanny X-Men team. We see some of the same dialogue and plot points.
Kitty feels like she is being watched. Doop is recording everything, like he did for his relaunch of X-Force and X-Statix.
We see Magik kicking much Sentinel can as well as Kitty, so that’s awesome. They still don’t get any time together though.
Doop has written a letter, we get the impression it is a love letter, but to whom? We already know from the solicts but let’s not ruin the story with future knowledge.
Kitty phases through a Sentinel and comes across Doop. He hands her the letter. She doesn’t get time to read it before young Bobby shows up. Unlike Wolverine, Kitty can’t understand Doop’s language.
Bobby tells Kitty that he saw her fall, which she corrects that she didn’t fall, she jumped. There’s a subtle difference. I already like Milligan already. He co-created Doop with Mike Allred, who is providing art on the covers. I didn’t really read their X-Force/X-Statix story. I read the rest of the X-Force run and own that first trade but then I bailed with the relaunch as it seemed like a good jumping off point. I also didn’t read much of his proper X-Men run. I know it dealt with Apocalypse.
We are reshown the scene of young Scott getting hit by a Sentinel blast. Emma calls for Triage. He is freaking out, we see that Doop had to literally slap some sense into him and he was able to heal young Scott. Thus, proper Cyclops lives.
There is an ad for the Amazing Spider-Man 2, which reminds me that I really wanted to play the first game as I read it had a fighting style similar to the Batman Arkham games. Also, I really like the redesign of eyes on Spider-Man’s mask. They are so big and white.
We cut to the scene with the Future ‘X-Men’ and the present’s Wolverine’s X-Men. There is a lot of Iceman on these two pages as Bobby asks Iceman for some advice on how to get ladies.
Scott and Jean run off, holding hands. Doop fixes the Blackbird so they can fly it.
The Lady Xorn reveal happens.
There is a ‘Trust No One’ ad for Agents of SHIELD, showing Ward – uh, spoilers, ya’ll!
Rachel and Kitty are about to get something to eat. Rachel runs ahead. Kitty hangs back as Doop would like a moment.
Kitty finally reads his letter. Doop would like to marry Kitty, which really, who can blame him? She is pretty awesome!
She gently turns him down. Though she makes one big mistake, her main reason for not marrying him is that they can’t communicate.
So poor Doop, it looks painful, rips himself in half and now he can talk. Your move, Ms. Pryde!
Such a fun issue! Can’t wait for the next four issues. This and Marvel Knights : X-Men are already two great X-Mini Series this year. Going to be hard to beat!