Welcome back to the Comic Roundup! You know the drill, folks. This week, writer Marc Guggenheim ushers in a new start for mutant kind in X-Men Prime #1 and the Titans team-up with their mentors in Titans Annual #1.
X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel)
Marc Guggenheim/ Greg Pak / Cullen Bunn / Ken Lashley / Ibraim Roberson / Leonard Kirk / Guillermo Ortego / Morry Hollowell / Frank D’ Armaata / Michael Garland / VC’s Joe Caramagna
It’s an all new beginning for mutant kind. After narrowly escaping the clutches of the deadly Terrigen mist, Storm has her sights set on building a new team of mutants.
This one shot spins a different aftermath for mutants than what we’re used to seeing. While they still have reached a pretty major crossroads in their lives much like in the past situations, this aftermath feels more like a joyous new start. The mutants are free to choose what they want to do with the rest of their lives. This is exactly what the X-Men comics needed!
No looming extinction level event and no more hiding in the shadows. The X-Men we all know and love are back!
Titans Annual #1 (DC)
Dan Abnett / Minkyu Jung / Adriamo Lucas / Carlos M. Mangual / Brett Booth / Norm Rapmund / Andrew Dalhouse
In Titans Annual #1, The Titans suddenly find themselves transported to an unfamiliar setting. There, they meet their mentors: The Justice League (who are equally confused by how they got in their current predicament). Making matters worse, they all have to go head-to-head with replicas of some of their greatest enemies.
A lot goes on in this Annual issue, but writer Dan Abnett manages to make the story easy to follow. It’s also an entertaining read. Seeing two teams of heroes both with long histories interact is exciting.