A Change of Scenery (X-Men Red Vol 1 #4 Comic Review)

User Rating: 9

X-Men Red Vol 1 #4

Written by: Tom Taylor

Art by: Mahmud A. Asrar

Cover art by: Travis Charest

What You Need To Know:

In the last issue of X-Men Red, our team of merry mutants was attacked by a giant mutant-hunting Sentinel. Thankfully, newcomer Trinary has the ability to communicate with and control electronic equipment, to the benefit of our team, she takes complete control of the Sentinel and turns it into their personal 50-foot pet. They take it to Wakanda only to be attacked at the last second by a giant lightening bolt that surges straight through their massive ride. At the very last second, we come to find out that the individual that attacked them is none other than a former teammate: Ororo Munroe, former team leader and African goddess.

What Just Happened:

*Possible Spoilers*

This issue starts out where the last one left off: with our team plummeting into the ocean after a giant electric surge shortens out every electrical system in the Sentinel their riding. After a bonding moment among Jean, Ororo, and a little telepathic brain surgery, our team leader comes closer to the answer of what is going after her new team when they find a microscopic nano-bot called a Sentinite that was created to attach itself to the host’s brain to turn it into a mutant-hunting sentinel. The problem is that if it attaches to a mutant, the mutant ends up wanting to end their own life. But they still don’t know the why it is taking place, and who the creator of these evil robots is.

Jean and her team come to a realization of their lack of safety after Storm’s attack and decide to move locations to a more remote place where they won’t be found quite so easily in Atlantis. Thankfully, T’Challa, the Black Panther, gives them some new field suits that protect the team against the new Sentinites.

My Thoughts:

I am still really enjoying this series; this issue only continues to progress the amazing re-introduction of a beloved character in Jean Grey. I love how the new team is balanced and how it takes every single one of our team members to unravel the mystery of this threat against mutant kind.

I didn’t feel the story as gripping as the previous issues, but it is still a wonderful edition to the series. I love Tom’s writing and Mahmud’s artwork. Its a wonderful collaboration and brings fantastic life to these characters.

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Jake Putnam

Jake Putnam

Jake has been reading comics for close to 30 years now. Most of his interests lay in the Marvel Mutants and he's amassed over 1000 books in his collection. When he's not taking care of his family he is cosplaying as Classic Wolverine to help raise money for non profit organizations or trooping with the Star Wars 501st Costuming Community. He loves everything about comics and is very happy to be a part of Shoot the Breeze Comics!
Summary
This issue was kind of a slow read. It wasn't bad though, we saw some great emotional moments between our characters and it is a great addition to the story arc we are currently facing. This series is turning into one of the best X-men series I have read in a decade. Pick up the issue. In fact do what I have done and get all four issues of the series from your local comic shop, don't forget X-Men Red Annual #1 is out now too! Pick them up!!!
Good
  • Storm is Back on the TEAM!
  • Namor joins the X-mens ranks once more.
  • Great heart felt bonding sequences and just as good action sequences.
  • Trinary's pet sentinel.
Bad
  • It would've been nice to see more action and fighting but its ok, this issue was created more to create the building of relationships.
9
Amazing
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Jake has been reading comics for close to 30 years now. Most of his interests lay in the Marvel Mutants and he's amassed over 1000 books in his collection. When he's not taking care of his family he is cosplaying as Classic Wolverine to help raise money for non profit organizations or trooping with the Star Wars 501st Costuming Community. He loves everything about comics and is very happy to be a part of Shoot the Breeze Comics!

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