A Meeting with Ourselves (X-Men Blue #19 Comic Review)

X-Men Blue #19: Cross Time Capers Part 4

Written by Cullen Bunn

Art by R.B. Silva

Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna

What you need to know:

After going face-to-face with Generation X, it was clear the past was not what it seemed and they made another jump. This time, they arrive and see themselves facing off against Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil.

What just happened?

The team survey the situation and recall the fight, but in this version, it was completely different. Magneto makes an offer to the O5, while Bloodstorm tells the team how in her world, Magneto never reformed.

This team of X-Men and their professor are brutal as they make their intentions and actions perfectly clear. Back at this timeline’s X-Men base, they expect company, but they do seem to be saying some strange things. I wouldn’t expect anything less than a further twist in this adventure and we get them almost immediately.

Beast pulled the X-Men and Magneto to safety in the nick of time. Magneto has lots of questions and from where they are, he can actually see the timeline. This is pretty wicked, as you can imagine. Magneto plans seize an opportunity, but not if young Jean Grey has a say.

There is a nice exchange of words between Angel and Cyke when they see the other O5 are already there and think they could be free in the future from this past, but Cyke knows they cannot leave this team in their place. Jean sets the tone with Magneto in how they intend to take on the X-Men already here, but there is another shock in store as they fiercely duke it out. One from the fast future?

Final Thoughts

Because we are in a paradox, anything can happen and I think that is what makes this series so awesome; nothing is what I expect and the past is different. But the puzzle is starting to come together as the revelations start to be shared.

One thing I still hate is because of the plot, there is no real room for character development. You might as well leave Hudson and Bloodstorm back home, as they don’t add to the story, and I am also missing Bobby’s stupid jokes and banter.

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Paul Smerdon

Paul Smerdon

I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul
Summary
Professor Xavier and Magneto need the Original X-men to return home, on this adventure they have witnessed different paradox's including a trip to see the X-men 2099 and into the past to see the third generation X but have the finally arrived home.
Good
  • Magneto and Professor X
  • Great action and twists
  • A suprise from the future
Bad
  • Poor devlopment on Characters
7
Good
Artwork - 7
Story - 8
Character Devlopment - 6
Cover Art - 7
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I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul

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