Monday, July 8, 2013
Dork Art: Battle For The Atom!
Matt may disagree on this matter, but I am LOVING Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men; the series is a celebration of all the things I loved about the X-Comics growing up. Sure, Bendis loves to take his time, and wander his way through comic book storytelling but I love how his fetishizing of characters as well as the emotional torture he puts them through. Angst. It's what the X-Men are all about. Soon Bendis will be spearheading another massive crossover for his merry band of mutants, The Battle of the Atom. This event will run through All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men, as well as the Battle of the Atom mini-sereis drawn by Frank Cho. It's so easy to begrudge Marvel and its lackluster sagas (Age of Ultron, Secret Invasion, Fear Itself were snoozes), but I can't help but get giddy over this one. It harkens to those whacky days of X-Cutioner's Song and the height of my X-Love. And with Frank Cho bringing those retro cool covers from Savage Wolverine to the party? I am down.