I have been backwards about coming forwards about my admiration for Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's work on the new Wolverine And The X-Men series. Set in school, with lots of text, panels fighting for space and a cast of hundreds, it both reminds me of Grant Morrison X-Men, and a period around Uncany X-Men 200, dense, busy, full of ideas.
But in today's issue, with art from Nick Bradshaw doing his best Art Adams impersonation, as well as angelic Angels, classroom battles, and the island Krakoa settling down into the mansion garden, we also get Deathlok as a classroom teacher. And a moment when he uses his tachyon prediction powers to look to the students future. And sees a new future for them all… and gives us a new Days Of Future Past.
With a dead Deathlok, and grown up characters. All X-Men, Quentin wearing a Phoenix image, Kid Gladiator looking like his dad, Broo still in the X-Men, Idie having problems with her costume and moths, and Quentin and Idie…
I love this comic. Best X-Men in years.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London – whose tenth anniversary new website will be going live any day now.