The X-Men have a vast number of interesting characters. Throw in alternate versions and the sky's the limit with what can be done.
We recently saw an alternate world in the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN (written by Greg Pak). Now we're seeing the continuation of the fate of that world. They will be going on an inter-dimensional mission and to make things more interesting, they'll be bringing along one of our X-Men characters: Dazzler.
This goes along with the mention of so many good X-Men characters. Dazzler is one that has often been shoved in the back and rarely sees any action (even though she does her best to try to get 'some' in this issue). Having her front and center is going to be a treat to fans and long time X-Men readers. How she'll interact with the other versions of the characters will also be a great new dynamic.
The art and color by Stephen Segovia and Jessica Kholinne immediately set the tone in separating this from other X-titles. If we're going to be visiting other worlds, this is an important aspect the book will need. Everything should have a different feel yet still retain bits of detail to remind us who everyone is or is supposed to be.
It's another X-Men title. Yes it is different from the others. There is an interesting appeal here but we already have so many different X-titles. This adds one more for readers to consider.
As for the tone of the book, it does have a slight EXILES feel to it. That's good and bad. I do want to see where this is going to go but I don't know if we need another EXILES type book again. That series was great and eventually fizzled out. I like the idea of characters hopping around different dimensions but I'll have to see how this series progresses to determine if it's something I need right now. I have faith in Greg Pak but we can't always just go on faith alone.
X-Men fans can either rejoice or cringe because there is a new X-Men title on the shelves. Greg Pak is taking some of the characters he introduced in his recent ASTONISHING X-MEN arc and with Dazzler thrown in, the party's about to get started. This book is separate from the other X-titles as it seems to have more of an EXILES feel with the team having to go out to different worlds to complete their agenda. This is a good and bad thing since I'm not sure if that's something I want right now. Greg Pak sets up the series and I will return next issue to make a better judgement on my opinion overall. I love the inclusion of Dazzler but we'll see if that and the 'anything goes' direction will be enough to win me over.