This title is building slowly, but I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m still having a bit of trouble working out which members of the X-Terminated are which and what they can do, which is a problem, but the stuff with the characters I know like Jean Grey and Sabretooth is keeping me gripped. The scenes with those two trying to come to terms with life without their powers were very powerful. I think it’s a good move on Lapham’s part to have the villainous side bring back a lot of the dead X-Men, at the moment I need to see as many recognisable faces as possible, even if they are radically different (insert pithy comment about how Cyclops is a villain in the Marvel Universe too here). Roberto De La Torre’s art was fantastic, he’s really found another level here, it’s perfect for the grimy world of the AoA, almost Alex Maleev levels of murk.