Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Writer: Louise Simonson
Penciler: Bret Blevins

Right from the first page, author Louise Simonson has a tone that I'm not used to.

In a good way.

The opening scene features some ordinary members of the public who are in a fairly ordinary late evening situation when something extraordinary and deadly happens. It has the feeling of the opening of an episode of The X Files about it, or something else of that genre.

Cannonball comes across as a great character – one who I found I could really take pity on. Being a New Mutant, he still has trouble with controlling his latent powers. Or put it another way, he can fly, but has hilarious trouble turning.

The overall story of the Incandescent Man's origin was an original one too, I thought.

The other mystery, for the first 20-odd pages at least, is the identity of the masked 'copter pilot.

Page 18 panel two:

Sort of bulky looking guy, isn't he?

Page 20 panel eight:


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