Monday, September 3, 2018

Extermination #2 Review - Marvel Monday

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Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 29, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago has been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?

The issue jumps right into at the start as young Cable zaps Mimic while he is grocery shopping.  Why?  We will have to wait and see what Cable's plan is as we head off to the mansion where the X-Men have gathered and are trying to come up with a plan themselves.

The obviously don't know what is going on but do know they have to protect the four remaining original X-Men and Kitty thinks the best way to do that is by separately guarding each.  Scott doesn't like it as he wants to take the fight to Ahab, but they suddenly have bigger problems as young Cable shows up, tranqs Beast and makes off with Angel.  Two down, three to go.

At this point, I was having a ball!  There are a ton of X-Men here and the Cable mystery is so cool.  Then Ahab shows up.  I know that the overall story will wrap around both Ahab and young Cable, but I really don't care for Ahab at all.  

The X-Men go into full attack mode and after Ahab throws Rachel under the bus for her mutant killing ways, we see that there is a new Hound in town...with a couple of mutants to kill.  Meanwhile, we see young Cable doing some work on Angel that has to leave a mark.

I love everything with young Cable and am meh when Ahab shows up.  Overall, though, I like this series and even though this issue doesn't really move things forward that much, had a good time reading it.  It's a quick read with good art and that's usually enough for me.

Bits and Pieces:

Extermination continues and I love every time young Cable is on the page and hope he shows up soon when Ahab arrives.  Yea, I like one part of the story a whole lot more than the other, but like this book overall.  This doesn't move things forward by leaps and bounds, but if you liked last issue (which I did), you surely will still be onboard...which I am.


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