Astonishing X-Men #3

by Ryan.L on September 06, 2017

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Ed McGuinness
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The Astonishing are deep into a battle with the Shadow King on the Astral Plane. Things are getting interesting as Xavier is on the astral plane captured by the Shadow King and forced to play a game using the X-Men as pawns.

This issue we see the battle continue as Old Man Logan becomes the focus for these two battling psychics. While things progress on the astral plane Psylocke, Bishop and Angel continue to keep things together in the real world, but thats about to get even harder for them.

This series has been interesting so far for me. While it doesn't contain the magic that Gold and Blue possess, this issue really shined. I really liked following Old Man Logan and while Xavier makes his moves against the Shadow King. There was a lot more excitement and you really got to see how high the stakes are in this issue. The last page really got me intrigued with what Charles Soule has in-store for us in the next few issues. 

One thing that I'm still unsure about it the team that was chosen. They have an interesting dynamic but we have yet to really see them interact with each other. They all have been separated in the astral plane, and it doesn't look like that is going to change anytime soon. Why did Mystique answer the psychic call and of all characters show up and impersonate Beast? There are many questions this series is asking but shows no sign of answering them for many issues to come or at all.

While I'm starting to get into this series I can't help but feel there is something missing. We are only three issues in but I would have thought we'd have progressed further through the story by now. There is a lot of interesting questions the series raises and now things are finally getting exciting so I am hopeful that it will continue to get better and better.


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