Writer Cullen Bunn
Penciler Paco Medina
Inker Juan Vlasco
Color Artist Jesus Aburtov
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
There is a main story but I got this for a very silly reason, in the backup.
The backup deals with the fallout from Storm’s very televised speech during Extraordinary X-Men 1.
The Fact Channel. Sentaor Laclan doesn’t care for Storm’s speech, he’s racist towards mutants. Valerie Cooper is there for the other side of the debate. Laclan refers to her as “Ms. Cooper” but I’m pretty sure she’s Doctor Cooper. Typically, Laclan can point to something Magneto did to prove a point. Magneto sank Genosha, and he did it to send a message. So this is humans receiving the message. Magneto isn’t taking a page from Storm’s book, he’s not wasting time making speeches, he is taking action.
If Storm’s X-Men is the Mutant Freedom Fighters, then Magneto’s X-Men are the Secret Death Squad but they are not hiding in the shadows.
The Hellfire Club Inner Sanctum. Nice to see Sebastian Shaw back at the head of the Hellfire Club – maybe they can become a threat again. Shaw is worried that Magneto is going to ruin everything.
The Avengers Unity Squad Headquarters. Old Man Steve Rogers knows he has to address this. Rogue isn’t happy with Magneto’s actions. Deadpool is eating popcorn. I guess Quicksilver (if that is him in the purple) and Brother Voodoo are just watching the newscast.
Mojoverse. Mojo is just happy to have something good on television.
That image that Mojo is looking at –
is from Extraordinary X-Men 1.
Tibet. Magneto is talking to Xorn – which seems like that shouldn’t be possible. This has to be Xorn’s brother, right? This Xorn watches soap operas and Impractical Jokers, with Brian “Q” Quinn.
I like Magneto owning to what he is doing, it really isn’t different from what he has done before. Except that he is going after those who will do mutants harm, in a specific way. He’s not just attacking random military bases.
Not sure if this is new information but Magneto is there so that Xorn can heal him. Magneto really sunk Genosha, so that he will never try to make it a mutant refuge again. He had those bombs there for months, it was a case of very good timing.
I’m not sure what the Someday Corporation is but they are a threat on the back burner. Magneto was declared dead and was defeated, that’s what Magneto is being healed from.
Not a bad backup story, I like the time being taken to tell this story. It is silly that I kept this issue just because of a tiny reprinted image of Magik but that’s how I’m a super fan.