X-Men: Blue is the X-book that is about the original five X-Men from the ‘60s who became time-displaced and now live in the present. That may sound like a complicated premise for an X-book — but you ain’t seen nothing yet.
In response to Charles Pulliam-Moore’s post “It Looks Like The Wrong Person Died in Marvel’s Secret Empire” article, I wrote a partial version of this initially as a response, but it grew into a full article in its own right. I have cleaned it up, rewritten it, and added content. (Spoilers for Secret Empire #7.)
Al Ewing should teach a masterclass in how to write a crossover tie-in issue. Inevitably, almost all the books he writes for Marvel end up tying in to the latest crossover, but Ewing manages to weave them in nearly seamlessly and incorporate a lot of great characterization and awesome moments along the way.
I was finally able to read Secret Empire #0 and 1 (as well as the Free Comic Book Day issue) this week and my thoughts about it are: it’s pretty good, although requires knowledge of a lot of continuity. It is certainly better than Civil War II and, unlike what he said in an interview, Nick Spencer is including a lot…