Tony Starks the Ironman wrote:I'm surprised that no one is discussing this. Isn't this supposed to be "the biggest challenge the X-Men have faced?"
Can anyone spoil it for me? I dropped X-Force because of this crossover nonsense, but I'm curious to see how everything will pan out.
Ask and ye shall receive...
[spoiler]Cable and Hope arrive in the present day at the ruins of the Xavier Mansion and are immediately set upon by The Right and The Sapien League. Back on Utopia, the Cuckoos inform Scott, who is becoming increasingly angsty about the the future of Mutants, that Cable is back. Scott sends his A-Team to go and find the two time travellers and bring them back, though it becomes quickly apparent that only X-23, Wolverine, and Angel know who is calling the shots for both of the terrorist groups.
A chase down the freeway takes place, with Cable and Hope trying to outrun the Sapien League. The X-Men arrive and kick butt, but in the process of trying to gain information, Wolverine and Laura start acting in a very "X-Force"-y manner, which causes Nightcrawler and the others to question not only their actions, but also just how much they know about who is calling the shots behind these attacks.
The issue ends with Bastion announcing that he knows that Hope is back and, in a mirror of the scene with Cyclops earlier in the issue, giving marching orders to the Human Council.[/spoiler]
It was a typical "first issue" and so wasn't amazing by any stretch of the imagination. It did, however, have this spread, which I thought was particularly awesome...