All New X-Men #17

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Stuart Immonen

In the last part of Battle of The Atom, we found out that the so-called future X-Men aren’t who they appear to be. Magik, Beast, and Iceman travel to the future to find out just what happens that is so bad for the original X-Men to stay in the present.

Here we finally get to see what goes wrong in the future that drove the so-called future X-Men to the present to send the young ones home. It was believable and you could imagine at some point they might have reached that tipping point if things kept going wrong for them. Bendis basically took the worst case scenario and made it possible. With all the abuse of time it is good that somewhere here there are those pointing out that they don’t learn and make everything worse for themselves. The one issue I found was that Alison pretty much looked like Emma and you could have easily been confused if you didn’t see at the end that she was speaking to Jean.

Good issue that added some depth to this plot, though that’s all that can really be said about it. It was short and I do feel that a bit more could have gone into this specific issue to make you care about this real team. Everything is too vague and feels as though we’re being teased instead of entertained. You are basically left with more questions than answers. Hopefully it picks up the pace with this new revelation, and that would be best when we are at part 6.

Score: 7.5/10