Immonen's art has earned this A LOT of good will from me, so Bendis would have to be pretty egregiously awful to get me to drop this.
Luckily, I quite enjoyed Bendis' writing on this. He avoided Bendis-speak and had some pretty great character moments. I like that the book seems to focus on Beast, but am upset that there's a chance it might end with him dead. I was just telling a friend of mine that--between WATXM, Secret Avengers, and the S.W.O.R.D. miniseries from a few years back--I was really starting to like Beast. I'd be perfectly happy if Wolverine resigned as headmaster of the Jean Grey School and Hank stepped up to replace him.Might not happen now, though, unless he survives the tertiary (?) mutation. Do you think this'll be dealt with in any other X-books, or was the line about not telling anyone a way to confine it to this?
I'm also a bit pissed that Warren didn't even get a line! He's my favorite X-Man. Hopefully we'll hear more from him in future issues.