This book really took a dip for the worse with this issue.
One word - X-Men.
Hank needs to call in Magneto for help? What's Pym smoking? If he needs a hand he could have called in Richards or Stark. If you need help from a mass murderer calling Magneto (or Wolverine) is just wrong. Polaris makes far more sense than Maggy (regardless of Cyke (or Wolverine
) vouching for him.
I had to laugh when Cyclops landed his crew right next to a Sentinel (that he apparently never saw until AFTER he deboarded).
The exchanges between Emma and Tigra weren't funny (just stating the obvious) (and served to remind me for some reason that Emma used to mentally control Magneto for the worse - how's he like having her as a teammate?).
How the hell would Magneto know that Luna isn't talking to Pietro? This was really a "what the fuck" moment that took me completely out of the book.
Kids just bursting in attacking Magneto? The teachers at the Academy have't taught them much about strategy I guess. (and nitpicking here - the windows in Pym's laboratory break real easy don't they?).
If this is what Cyclops and his X-Men are all about now with quotes like "we prepare mutant children for war" and "I'm preparing kids to survive genocide", I'm so glad I dropped those books ages ago.
But enough with the negative - this book did a few good moments once you exclude the mutant nonsense...
Quicksilver quickly defending Finese, Hank not wanting the kids actual thoughts to remain private, Gage using "what the hell" and the tennis match conversation, etc.
And Punchy - Hawkeye's reaction isn't so much reflecting the readers opinion as it is Gage staying true to Hawkeye's character. In the early Busiek days Hawkeye was crying 'mind control' a number of times (especially with the Squadron Supreme).