ALL-NEW X-MEN #30 (Release: August 13, 2014)
Full preview can be found here.
This looks potentially magical (and maybe heartbreaking, on a long enough timeline?). I’m happy to see these bits of humanity offered to both characters, but mostly for Laura, who was denied it for most of her life (save for her unrequited feelings for Hellion in heir New X-Men days). This is a big step for her.
They couldn’t have crammed more cliches and tired, overused X-Men plot devices into that 100th Anniversary Special if they tried. Yikes.
Now who’s going to deal with the pop star having a mental breakdown in our bathroom?
Uncanny X-Men #23 by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Kris Anka
Powerful two-page spread. Anka nailed this issue.
"Comics are expensive. Don’t make me resent the money I spend buying yours. Every single moment in your script must either move the story along or demonstrate something important about the characters — preferably both — and every panel that does neither is a sloppy waste of space."