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X-Men #9 Review

www.hypergeeky.comThe X-Men scramble to ward off a potential resurrection of Arkea Prime only to discover their worst fears coming true.

The new Sisterhood is already one step ahead with the meteorite that carried Arkea to Earth now in their possession.

Escalation is the issue’s theme with Sabra and Gabriel Shepherd joining the X-Men, Jubilee and Karima Shapandar using their espionage skills to lock onto Ana Cortes’ position, and Rachel Grey interrogating her former boyfriend John Sublime.

Sublime feels Arkea come back online, and the effects are devastating. After possessing Reiko, Arkea gives power to Cortes, Typhoid Mary, and the Enchantress who has been freed from Odin’s imprisonment.

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Ana of the Dead — X-Men #7 [Comic Review]

A new story arc for the X-Men begins with the introduction of teenager Ana Cortes, a heiress coming into control of her deceased father’s powerful company.

Ana’s return to her company’s headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, launches a new story arc that brings back two familiar characters to the X-Universe — the first of whom is Yuriko Oyama — aka Lady Deathstrike — whose consciousness is downloaded directly into a data port in Ana’s neck.

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All-New X-Men #16 Review

www.hypergeeky.comTry saying this all in one breath.

The future X-Men have come back through time to correct the current X-Men’s mistake of bringing the classic X-Men into the present in All-New X-Men #16, the second chapter of the Battle of the Atom crossover event.

Professor Charles Xavier’s grandson Xavier, Deadpool, Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Beast, and a mysterious figure wearing Xorn’s mask introduce themselves as the future X-Men team of this current timeline. A healthy — and predictable — amount of doubt and suspicion add to the tension when a sudden loss of control by Wolverine sends the various teams into a ruckus.

In the aftermath, everyone left in the room realizes Jean Grey and Scott Summers have used the manufactured circumstances to escape the premises in the team’s Blackbird.

To go the opposite extreme and bring in an aged X-Men team with a membership made up of some surprise choices, Brian Michael Bendis connects the dots to create the basic and most tenable conflict: The original X-Men must go home. The X-Men of the future are well aware of the consequences, and for the sake of the world and team — hindsight is also 20/20 — the mutants of the future plead to the mutants of the past: Fix this.

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X-Men #3 Review

www.hypergeeky.comWith most of the team chasing Arkea to Bangladesh, Kitty Pryde works with the students back at the X-Mansion to bring things under control.

Last issue ended with a countdown, and time’s run out. Strangely, there’s no explosion, but that doesn’t mean the X-Students are in the clear. Things eventually go from bad to worse, but students Primal, Bling, Pixie, and Hellion show Professor Pryde how well they handle duress by working together to stay alive. They eventually discover that Arkea’s hacked into various systems from the Danger Room to the main servers, and Pryde makes the difficult decision to phase through the control center if they want to prevent Arkea’s cyberattack from spreading to machines outside of the X-Mansion.

www.hypergeeky.comIn Bangladesh, the X-Men follow Arkea’s trail to the Szent Margit Institute. It’s obviously strange that Arkea has returned to the point of her origin, but Sublime informs the team that his sister is reassembling herself using the cybernetic implants given to the patients inside the hospital.

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Brotherly Love — All-New X-Men #12 Review

The pages of All-New X-Men have seen some bitter and acrimonious debates waged between the X-Men and Avengers members who’ve been torn apart by last year’s AvX event.

Standing in the bullseye of those arguments, are two similar but very different representations of the same character — the past and future versions of Cyclops. The modern Cyclops has turned into a polarizing figure who’s found acceptance from the general public and a bitter disregard by once-loyal teammates he once fought alongside. It’s a bit of an ironic twist in which Cyclops has gained the world, but many in the mutant community have wondered whether he’s lost his soul.

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