Hellfire Comes Calling
This is going to be a bit of a short review this time guys because, to be truthful, nothing really struck me too strongly this week (for good or bad). So I picked the issue that I felt like the most happened…this one! For what it’s worth, a lot went down for the Lights in this issue, I guess I wasn’t thrilled because typically the storytelling in this book is a bit underwhelming… Sorry James Asmus! But moving on, a lot still did go down here so let’s take a look at what transpired.
Sebastian Shaw. They’ve been teasing us for months about him joining Hope’s team I was wondering how they were going to justify it, and here we are! Amnesia (courtesy of Miss Emma Frost) is just what the doctor ordered for this storyline. Now the question remains: Why does he register as a new mutant (or Light as it were)? And why did he just randomly pop up on Cerebra, shouldn’t they have registered a Sebastian Shaw blip the entire time? Hopefully answers to these questions are forthcoming in upcoming issues.
Martha Johansson. It always a good time when they take familiar characters and give them an updated new look. So it’s about time that Martha got some face-time (pun completely intended). It’s also really cool to see Kenji finding new and innovative uses for his powers. They are a little creepy to begin with so finding helpful, productive ways to use them really helps!
So basically the point of this crappy ReGenesis tie-in is to set up the new team status quo. As long as you look at it that way, this issue is pretty good. Pixie’s in there, now so is Sebastian Shaw, and I don’t see Martha giving up her new body any time soon even if it is connected to Kenji at all times so I bet we should expect to see her stick around for a while. And thank god someone had a proper reaction to Shaw’s presence! Scott’s “What the $&%# is he doing here?!” was the perfect ending and was just what was on everyone’s mind for this entire issue. It looks like we’re gearing up for some serious Phoenix action involving Hope soon so I really hope (heehee Hope) that the writers can get it together and come up with some better dialogue and storytelling because I would hate to see the issues of this book that pertain to it go to waste.