(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t really seen much of Banshee in the comics I’ve read so far… I’ve only seen the version of him in the X-Men movies… but I liked being able to see him in this collection. It was interesting to see a superhero whose primary ability lies in being able to manipulate sound waves. It was really interesting to see all the things he could do using that ability, as well as just making glass smash with the force of his scream.
I did feel that the ending of the first comic didn’t really fit in with the rest, since there was little foreshadowing of Banshee having been forced into attacking the X-Men. It was, however, quite intriguing to have the opportunity to see the original X-Men at work… along with Mimic, who I hadn’t met, but had thought was one of the bad guys originally.
I liked the second set of comics better, though I was incredibly confused by the first one. The idea of the Phalanx was a particularly scary one… though I found it hard to understand exactly what the main bad guy was trying to do.
I would have liked some explanation about where the real X-Men were… though along with Sean, I did get very suspicious about the ones he was interacting with. It was also interesting to see Sabretooth as a reluctant ally with them… though I wasn’t sure why he came back after he left the group in the first place.
I wasn’t that sure of what to make of Emma Frost, though it was good to see the way she was interacting with Jubilee. I would have liked some more detail about the Second Generation X-Men and how all their abilities worked… and the final comic seemed to move straight into an action scene that hadn’t been indicated by the end of the previous.
I felt that Blink’s fate in the comics was really sad. I would have liked the opportunity to see more of her… and more than that, I felt it was intense when Banshee couldn’t save her. It was good to see him having to work together with the others… as well as trying to keep the peace between the enemies.
I think I would like to see more of Banshee in the later comics.