Punchy wrote:I mean, nobody actually died, unless you count an alternate reality Sunfire, and who gives a fuck about Sunfire?
Having read the Age of Apocalypse when I was a kid, I can honestly tell you that I care about AoA Sunfire. He was a more emotionally complex and interesting character than his 616 counterpart has ever been. I really hope that he is not truly dead and that he surfaces again either in the new AoA on-going or perhaps, having been presumed dead and abandoned, resurfaces in the 616 universe to join AoA Nightcrawler on X-Force.
This issue was a fitting end to one of the best story arcs of the year, so many great moments, I loved Fantomex’s fight with Archangel, and then the revelation/return of the original Apocalypse/Genesis. Did he die? I hope not, he could make an interesting addition to the team, an idealistic young kid with the powers of Apocalypse using them to fight for good. Of course he’s probably dead.
When Fantomex saved Psylocke and took her aboard EVA there was some quick banter between Fantomex and Ultimaton where it was indicated that the "kid" was on board and secure. I would assume the kid in question is Evan/Genesis and that he is alive.
The dream sequence with Angel and Betsy living out their days together was actually very emotional, it kind of reminded me on the ‘Sideways Universe’ in LOST, but on a much smaller scale. It was a good move too to have that scene illustrated by a different artist, Esad Ribic gave it a really ethereal quality.
I agree, it was a very touching and wonderfully emotional scene. It was clear that Warren was never actually in control of himself during this story but he was forced to pay the ultimate price. It was wonderful that Betsy could give him a lifetime's worth of happiness in his final moments but what is truly tragic about that scene is that Betsy experienced those moments too.
Oh yeah, and how great was it that X-Force’s biggest characters in Wolverine & Deadpool were out of commission for this entire issue? Maybe that’s what the polybag was for, so morons wouldn’t know there was no Deadpool and therefore would still buy it!
I am not the the point where Deadpool bothers me, yet, but I have never been a huge fan of Wolverine, so having an issue of this title minus him was a huge bonus for me.