(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve met one incarnation of Alex Summers, in X-Men: First Class and, briefly, Days of Future Past. But it was really good to see him in his original incarnation.
Again, it was pretty cool to see two different styles of comics that Havok had been in. The first one was fairly simple, though it started off with a really interesting scene. I liked the glimpses of Alex’s relationship with Scott… and it was also really cool to have the chance to see more of some of the other X-Men; like Jean Grey and Bobby. There was a good opportunity to see Jean’s interactions with the rest of the team.
When I learned of Vulcan’s history, I did feel some sympathy for him… but I was very confused about what was going on with him, since Havok’s history indicated Vulcan (Gabriel) had been good for a while.
It was interesting to see Vulcan’s relationship with the rest of his people that he was emperor of. It was also interesting to see him and Havok working together… however briefly. I’m a fan of the redemption-style arcs and it was a bit of a disappointment that there didn’t seem to be one in this case.
I though that Marvel Girl and Polaris were interesting characters and I would have liked to see more of both of them. Rachel’s relationship with one of the others was fairly interesting to see, but I didn’t get to see as much of it as I would have liked to.
I liked seeing Havok’s costume in this and how much it differed to his brother’s. It was also good to get something of an idea of his leadership skills. There were also other characters I was intrigued by and who I would have liked to learn more of the history of.
The artwork in both of the sets of comics were vastly different, but still really good. Havok’s one of the Marvel characters I’d like to see more of in the future. I’d be interested in seeing more of his relationship with Scott and with Rachel. And having researched Rachel’s history, I’d like to see more of her. At some point in the future, I will definitely read more of the ‘verse Havok is involved in.