Unlike the Bendis X-Books, which seem to still be setting stuff up and continuing their plotlines for after Battle Of The Atom, Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw seem to have wrapped up a lot of his subplots here, as ‘The Hellfire Saga’ comes to an end. There is one exception, but even that is more set up for the new ‘Amazing X-Men’ series than W&XM itself.
This was a very satisfying conclusion, not only to this particular 5-issue storyline, but also to the Kade Kilgore/Hellfire Club story that has been going on since way way back in Schism. We get to see Kade be defeated, as well as other characters reach important turning points. Husk seems to be back to normal, Idie and Quentin Quire make out with each other, which was pretty great, the best thing about this title for me has been seeing Quentin Quire evolve from a villain into a hero. That panel where the thinks about how good it feels to well, be good, was a great moment.
We even got the return of Broo! I was not as enamoured with Broo as most fans seem to be, but I still like him, and it was a feel-good moment for sure. The reason Broo is back seems to be because of the Bamfs, and because of the man behind them, the one true Nightcrawler! I am so excited for my favourite X-Men to return, and even though there are already way too many mutie books, I am pumped for Amazing, even if they did steal Spider-Man’s adjective.
So in the end, the day is saved, the Hellfire Club is defeated, Wolverine has decided not to close the school, and the sun is shining. The perfect time for a massive crossover to come and kill everyone and crush our dreams, bring it on.