(This review may contain spoilers).
Having grown to know quite a bit about Scott Summers due to other comics (and the X-Men movies), I was quite eager to have the opportunity to get to know more about him in this collection.
Although I’m not a big fan of info dumping, it was good to have some parts with Scott reflecting back on his past… though it wasn’t until the final comic that I was able to see more details and especially of his past relationship with his brother.
It was good to see Scott with other members of the X-Men in the first set of comics. Although I was a bit worried about how Scott was reacting to the hostage being taken, it did make a lot of sense when I was able to get a glimpse inside his mind.
It was nice that a lot of the comics were told from Scott’s point of view. I liked the fact that he had his own observations on the other characters… and that I got to learn a bit more about his mutation and how the glasses worked to help him control his optic blasts.
I think there were some slightly darker aspects to Scott’s character that did come through in the first set of comics, especially when it came to how he was interacting with the villains.
I did think Juggernaut was a character who had a bit of depth to him. The fact that he cared about his friend’s safety was a good way of making him less of a two-dimensional villain.
I did find it a bit amusing when Scott reflected on if he was in a comic book… a bit ironic and it was a nice added element.
The final comic didn’t have very much action shown live, but it was good to get to know more about Scott’s past. And I couldn’t help but feel a lot of sympathy for Scott, seeing how his abilities suddenly showed up and that he was apparently separated from his brother.
While there wasn’t a whole lot of difference in the two different sets of comics, it was good to see the different styles of the stories and I liked being able to see Logan for a brief moment or two. And it was good to see Xavier, too. I’m looking forward to reading more in this comic book collection.