Writer Peter Milligan
Artists David Lafuente and Jacopo Camagni
Colorist Laura Allred
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover by Mike Allred
The best X-Mini of the year continues!
Previously, Doop intervened in the Battle of the Atom to give things a little push, but he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
There is something about the art this issue, that really popped for me. I wonder if it was the addition of Camagni.
I really like the way Rachel and Kitty look at the beginning of the issue, as they look for ‘Kate Pryde’ who is really Raze. Which reminds me, we still don’t know what happens to Kitty in this future timeline. It is great to finally have it be addressed that Kate isn’t the one that Rachel knows so well.
Otherwise, in Doopspace. Between the margins. Beyond the story. Raze recognizes Doop and stabs him. In retaliation, Doop vomits on him. Doop reveals he knows who Raze is, and who his parents are. He isn’t sure how he knows it, his head is full of information.
Anarchist, from X-Statix, shows up to assist Doop in this confrontation. I do like how the artists threw in No-Girl, the only character people want to see from that title – besides Doop, himself.
Doop is about to go tell Kitty who these Future Brotherhood of Evil X-Men are, and who really is Kate Pryde. Raze blackmails Doop into not doing it. If Doop does, Raze will reveal to the world the truth about Doop’s mother.
Which gives me the impression that this is suppose to be a back door Doop origin story. Which I am fine with. I still don’t know much about Doop.
Fun scene with Kitty and Rachel planning to leave the place Kate was just at. Kate states a similar statement that Kitty jokely said Kate would do.
Anarchist is trying to build Doop’s confidence so that Doop can speak to his mother.
Doop pulls present day Iceman from a fight. Doop, both, reveals that he proposed to Kitty and points out how useless Iceman is.
Doop brings Kitty to where he left Iceman. I really like how Milligan gets to explain why Kitty and Iceman broke up. Yet, it still fits with what was established.
If I am going to start scanning pages, I really should learn how to trim pictures down but I have no idea what I need to do that.
I can’t believe that Iceman would throw Colossus in her face, but I bet he was always insecure about measuring up to the Russian.
They break up due to Iceman not supporting her and her not trusting him.
Doop takes Iceman back to the fight scene. Once he comes back, Kitty tells him that the forced conservation was mean and unnecessary. Doop wanted Kitty to quit wasting her time with Iceman, so she can have true happiness. Doop believes his meeting with his mother might end with Doop’s death. Kitty offers to help but he needs to do this on his own.
Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Magik comes back from the future with Past Beast and Iceman. Doop takes a small piece of Magik’s um magic. Now he can teleport to his mother. Once there, he uses the phrases Anarchist told him.
Mama Doop is embarrassed that it took so long for Doop to learned English. Issue ends with Doop asking his mother to tell him everything.