Review: X-Men #4
Coming off of a short but potent three-issue arc, I was very interested to see where writer Brian Wood would take this new group of X-Men. Instead of keeping it on a more action filled stride he slowed it down a little bit.
Wood once again puts Jubilee at the forefront of the story with a little guest appearance from Wolverine. Together on Jubilee’s little vacation a very sweet story line is made as we dip back into her past. But Wood doesn’t slow it down entirely as he presents a duel storyline where he reveals that this new team still has problems when Storm is challenged on her actions from the last issue.
Wood continues to write compelling dialogue between nearly every character focused on is emotional and provoking. The contrasting plot lines make for an extremely interesting perspective on the X-Men and really set up some questions that need to be answered and now we can at least see where Wood can go after starting this series off in a very good way.
Oliver Coipel departed on issue three, taking his wonderful talents elsewhere for the moment, but David Lopez does a fine job taking over the art duties. Lopez knocks out action sequences like nobody’s business.
With issue four, Wood starts stepping in a new direction with his new-age X-Men team and it’s a good idea to follow if you aren’t already. This series is just getting started after a couple of intense issues.