Category Archives: Amazing X-Men
I have to say Amazing X-Men is my fav of all the series I am reading, they had some great writers and artists. In the last issue, Wolverine just goes off to Canada to visit Vindicator. Wolverine finds out that James is missing, while searching for him Wolverine comes across Wendigos.
We are back for another exciting issue of the Amazing X-Men in Canada. Last issues more of Alpha Flight cam to join the X-Men while the Avengers are guarding the US/Canada border. Oh, Wolverine is a Wendigo now.
We have the first Amazing X-Men Annual issue, which has Storm on the cover so it looks like it will be a Storm heavy issue, which makes me happy since I love Storm.
Back for another exciting adventure with the X-Men since this is the first of five issues. I would recap last week’s issue but really it was a filler issue that probably has no bearing on the upcoming miniseries so I won’t even bother.
We are just going to ignore how late this review is; in last issue, the X-Men celebrated the return of Nightcrawler. Mystique crashed the party to find out where Azazel was so she could kill him. Which lead to a crazy family meeting and Mystique offering Azazel a job.
I know this review is late, but life was crazy – C2E2 and finishing Camp NaNo. In last, issue Nightcrawler managed to beat his father and trap him on Earth. Nightcrawler is also back from the dead but in order for him to come back it cost he had to give up his soul.
I got this issue on time; I learned my lesson from the last time. Let’s recap last issue, Nightcrawler rounded up all the remaining X-Men on the ship where they are awaiting to battle Nightcrawler’s father Azazel. In addition, Nightcraweler made some kind of deal with the red Bamf’s to turn them blue but we don’t know what it is yet.
The issue starts back at the Jean Grey School, which has not been seen since the first issue, where Warbird, Angel, and Rachel Grey (aka Rachel Summers) are all helping the blue Bamf’s fight the red Bamfs.
Well it’s nice to see that some of the teachers were left at the school just in case. It also answers my time question, apparently Storm, Wolverine, Northstar, Iceman, Beast, and Firstar have not been trapped in Hell for a very long time. Rachel cannot get a telepathic lock on any of the X-Men that went through the portal.
The red Bamf’s are trying to destroy the portal while everyone else is trying to keep it open because it seem to be the only way to get the rest of the X-Men back.
Back in Hell or at least on the pirate ship the Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Firestar, Beast and Northstar are getting ready to battle Azazel and his demon pirates.
While the rest of the X-Men, battle Azazel demon pirate army, Azazel and Nightcrawler faceoff.
I have begun to find their interactions interesting because of how much Nightcrawler hates his father. Nightcrawler will do anything to prove that he is different and not his father’s son. Nightcrawler and Azazel continue to bamf around the ship fighting each other.
Azazel decides to be a bigger ass then normal and bamfs down to Wolverine and stabs him through the back. Now this normally wouldn’t be a problem but Wolverine lost his healing factor becasue of a virue and Azazel knows this – ass.
Nightcrawler bamfs down to Wolverine who tells Nightcrawler to on keep fighting. A voice begins to talk to Nightcrawler in his head, I wonder who it could be, why Professor X.
Professor X, tells Nightcrawler that Archangels are on their way, that Nightcrawler should let them finish the fight. Nightcrawler should come back to Heaven because what Nightcrawler is thinking of doing can’t be undone. What is Nightcrawler thinking of doing? Nightcrawler tells Professor X that he knows that no jail but one can hold Azazel, since Azazel is Nightcrawler’s father, Nightcrawler must be the one to do it. Nightcrawler then tells the one Bamf that he is ready to pay what he owes so tell the others that it is time. What kind of deal did Nightcrawler make?
Back at the school the portal begins to glow and Rachel reads the Bamfs minds and all they are saying is “It’s time.” Then the Bamfs begin to merge together well that’s what is looks like anyway. Why are the Bamf’s merging together?
Nightcrawler then tells Wolverine to hold on, Wolverine just wants to be propped up to he can stab some people before he dies.
Seriously, they can’t kill Wolverine that would cause an uproar. Nightcrawler goes back to fighting with his father but Azazel is planning to leave because the Archangels are coming. Nightcrawler commands his Bamfs so come and attack his father.
Nightcrawler tells us that his father had sired children so they could be used as pawns to transport his army to Earth. Nightcrawler has decided to make his father proud.
Azazel is bamfed through the portal and Nightcrawler is standing on the other side – naked. I am guessing the Bamf’s merged together to form Nightcrawler? Then Nightcrawler cuts his hand and lets the blood drip down. Azazel tried to taunt Nightcrawler saying the people will die because of this, but Nightcrawler just punches him.
Thank goodness, because I was really getting tired of hear Azazel’s cray. The reason that Nightcrawler cut his hand was to use Azazel’s blood to trap him on Earth. Storm tells everyone to grab a Bamf because it is time to go. Nightcrawler closes the door of the portal once everyone is through while Professor X waves good-bye. Nightcrawler has come back to life.
Wolverine finds Nightcrawler on the roof of the school, Wolverine talks to Nightcrawler about how hard this has to be for him. Wolverine and Northstar were the only X-Men to have actually been transported to Heaven. Nightcrawler says how while he was there all he wanted was another adventure but now he doesn’t know if he can ever go back. Wolverine knows that Nightcrawler did something to get that body but Nightcrawler says he did nothing.
Then Nightcrawler thinks to himself how he saved billions of souls at the cost of his own.
Let me be the first to say – yay Nightcrawler is back, I have always liked his character. I finally have my answer as to what kind of deal Nightcrawler made. I don’t know how I feel about Nightcrawler giving away his soul on order to defeat his father. I agree that something needed to be done to stop Azazel but did Nightcrawler really have to give up his soul. I guess we will see the effect of that when Nightcrawler gets his own series. Also I am going to miss the Bamfs they were adorable, well at least I think they are gone. In the next issue, we will see Nightcrawler come face to face with his mother (I guess she had to see for herself that he was alive) and Cyclops. Nightcrawler obviously does not know about the change in Cyclops that should be an interesting meeting.
Until next month.
Sorry for the late posting on this but it was sold out when I went to grab the comic the day it come out so I had to wait for them to get a new shipment. That is what I get for not telling them pull a copy for me. Lets recap what happened last issue well Beast was also pulled into the portal as well. The pirates on the ship holding Storm were getting pissed because she kept beating them up. Nightcrawler came in to save the day and had a moment with Storm. Beast was attacking Nightcrawler because something happened to him the sea of purgatory.
The issue opens with Logan in the frozen tundra looking rather cold.
Northstar falls into the snow saying how he has flown everywhere but all he could see was snow. Wolverine said that they have to keep going because they had to find Nightcrawler.
Firestar is still battling demons in hell with Iceman melting on the floor.
Firestar is wondering if she should kill Iceman mainly to stop his suffering. She realizes that he would do anything to save her and she figures if Iceman can freeze hell then she can make it burn.
Well Iceman can do things like that because he is an Omega level mutant, but I’ll just leave that alone.
Back on the pirate ship, Beast is still trying to kill Nightcrawler who tries to reason with Beast.
Storm notices a sword in Beasts back. In an attempt to stop Beast, Nightcraweler bamfs him around the ship, which caused Beast to vomit on him – much to Nightcrawlers chagrin. Nightcrawler did ask Beast not to vomit on him, which means he knew that it was a possibility so it’s Nightcrawler’s fault.
Nightcrawler begs Beast to remember something, which causes a flashback of the team going out to Harry’s but Beast and Nightcrawler did not join them. They instead played another game of Obstacle Chess, which Beast won.
Beast remembers that while Storm pulls the sword from his back. Beast is really happy to see Nightcrawler, who wouldn’t be happy to see their dead friend.
Nightcrawler told Beast that he liked his new face and that he should keep it. Beast likes to change him look around. Strom reminds them that they have the ship to themselves. Nightcrawler reminds them that they have to find the rest of the X-Men. One of the Bamfs gives Nightcrawler a hat, which makes Beast realize that Nightcrawler had sent them.
Iceman wakes up thinking his face is melting but then he realizes that he is not melting anymore. Then of course he naturally jumps to the conclusion he is dead. All right, I will give him that one because I would probably jump to the same conclusion.
Firestar lets him know that he is not dead she also hopes to stay an X-Men forever. I guess being an X-Men is a good thing now because she was not feeling it when they first got to Hell.
Firestar then lets him know that the Bamfs saved them. I learned during this scene is that all the Bamfs apparently speak is bamf and whiskey. Iceman thinks they should look around and try to find a cave painting or a magic sword because there is always a magic sword.
Why does Iceman still sound young and stupid, I thought that would stop once he grew up. Nightcrawler shows up which of course makes Iceman happy. Firestar beings to introduce herself (because that is what you do when you’re in Hell) but Nightcrawler says he knows who she is and what she did as he kisses her hand.
Nightcrawler is smooth; he is getting all the girls. He can have Firestar since Storm is with Wolverine or at least sleeping with him. Iceman asks about the Bamfs, which causes Nightcrawler to tell the story of what created them. Most importantly, how his father found them and fed them his blood, which caused them to look, like him.
That would explain the red Bamfs but what about the blue ones. Well the one red Bamf that was left in Heaven, Nightcrawler made a deal with.
What kind of deal I have no idea because Nightcrawler realized they were talking too much and that they needed to go. How long were these Bamfs building that machine in the school, because they must have been doing that for a while so how long has Nightcrawler been hunting down his dad? Does time work differently in Hell? Which makes me ask, how long have they been gone from the real world?
Northstar tells Wolverine that he is worried that they are both not going to make it out of the frozen tundra. Seriously, where did this tundra come from and it can’t be a part of Hell since Hell is hot. I know it’s not purgatory because is where the ship is so where is this frozen section. I doubt it is left over from Iceman. Wolverine tells Northstar that if he (Wolverine) falls that Northstar should keep going.
Northstar flies off to look around and Wolverine falls figuring that this is how he is going to die. Then Wolverine remembers how he once told Nightcrawler how he would like to die, it was not by freezing to death.
Nightcrawler tells him that when the time comes no one wants to dies alone. Wolverine than curses Nightcrawler because it gives him the motivation to go on.
Then a Bamf appears with Nightcrawler again another happy reunion.
Nightcrawler takes Northstar with Firestar to the pirate ship.
On the X-ship Nightcrawler spies his father’s ships, he asks the X-Men if they were ready for a battle.
I have to say I like this issue because it finally brought everyone together, I had been wondering what happened to Wolverine on the fall. I really want to know where that frozen section came from. I am happy to Iceman is not melting anymore, although I really wish his frozen Hell had lasted longer. Firestar definitely improved in this issue because I was not feeling her in the first and second one. I really liked how both Beast and Wolverine had flashbacks to moments with Nightcrawler, I am a fan of touching flashbacks. The Storm and Nightcrawler one from last issue was really nice. I am hoping there is an Iceman one in the upcoming issue. I also loved how everyone was so excited to see Nghtcrawler. I am looking forward to the battle between the X-Men and Azazel and at this point I am hoping that Nightcrawler will be allowed to come back with the X-Men. I also want to know that the deal was that Nightcrawler made with the Bamf creatures. I hope that comes out or more importantly we get to see it.
Until next issue, I will try to get the next one on time.