Wow, did I not care about this issue.
And to be honest, I didn't read it deeply. I didn't have to. I already knew what to expect from a Claremont X-Men story.
The art was acceptable. It was mostly open and airy, and looked like it was desperately trying to be Byrne-like.
The last time I regularly followed the X-Men line was when New Mutants was still young. Maybe the first 30 issues. The last time I regularly followed Uncanny X-Men was around issue 170 or 180. I think I dropped that book when Paul Michael Smith left the book.
But I didn't have any trouble following this story, because it is essentially the same characters as were used by Claremont in the early runs.
Ya know, if Joss Whedon had written this, I would probably give it an 8 or 9. The dialog would have been much better, and the scene with the rednecks in the diner might have worked. But he didn't, it wasn't, and it didn't again.
This reads to me like fanfic. And if you are going to have an issue focusing on dads, wouldn't it be better to schedule it in June? Daddy this, daddy that...eff your daddy fixation. Get over it. My daddy died 29 years ago. You never forget, but you have to get over it. I did; obviously Claremont hasn't.
And that's setting aside my sorry@$$ed attitude. I want to give it a 3, but that's because its been a crappy week.
I was perfectly content before I was born.