Is this issue really vital to the Utopia storyline?
'Utopia Dark X-Men: The Beginning' Part 3 of 3
Written by: Paul Cornell, Jason Aaron, Simon Spurrier
Art by: Leonard Kirk, Jock, Paul Davidson
This issue is much like it's two predecessors in that it consists of three self contained stories chronicling the the way that each character on the Dark X-Men team joined. I could not tell if this was Marvel's way of "milking" the series or not but I am reluctant to think otherwise. That does not go to say that the issue was not well written and that the art work wasn't good; because for the most part it was. I would have personally preferred to have seen these individual stories be incorporated somehow into the primary ' UTOPIA' storyline, but I digress. In the end, the three part series is still fun and it manages to highlight stories of characters we may otherwise have not had the opportunity to read about. Whether it is a necessary read really depends on how involved you are in 'UTOPIA,' but I personally did not think so.