Artist: Stuart Immonen
Although not necessarily the best series in the Marvel NOW! relaunches, it has been the one that I've been most interested in, and the one that I look most forward to reading. Brining the original X-Men to the present has turned out to be the best thing in this series, and it's that that keeps me coming back each issue for more.
This issue sees the younger Beast attempt to save his future self, using Jean Grey's new telepathic powers to allow the future Beast to help him. Meanwhile Cyclops attempts to recruit a mutant that has been expelled from his school after he was revealed to be a mutant.
This was a very good issue, and better than the previous, but still not quite as good as I'd hoped for. Although Brian Michael Bendis has done an excellent job of introducing all these teams to the one series, he hasn't quite managed to fulfil my expectations, and at times I think he's shown good ideas, but not at there full potential. Besides that I have however been enjoying this series, and everything that is happening in it. I've also liked that there are a lot of questions still to be solved, which leaves plenty of room for future stories, and I hope they're not disappointing. I've also thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the younger X-Men have reacted to this future world, and how Bendis has handled that.
Stuart Immonen continues to produce fantastic art, which doesn't disappoint. The detail in his art is excellent, but like last issue, is poor in certain places, and looks rushed. I still think that this is mainly due to the shipping schedule, as with the series coming out basically every two weeks it doesn't give much time for the artist to do as good a job as possible. I hope this isn't a recurring thing, as his art in the first three issues was near perfect, and I'd rather the series came out once a month than continue with these inconsistencies, as it's not fair on Immonen, and it's not fair to the fans. Immonen does however continue showing perfect character emotion, and continues to give us beautiful layouts, especially the double page showing Jean's future flash before her eyes.
This was a brilliant issue, but not quite as good as I'd hoped. I would however highly recommend it, as well as the previous issues in the series, and am looking forward to the next issue.