The thought of Miami this time of year in the Mid-West seems like paradise when I look out my window and watch snow flying, but in the X-Universe Miami is Hell. No, really! The Goblin Queen and her brood of demons have open portals into South Beach and heating up the already hot nightlife.
The team is back together after a few issues apart and their number one job is to fight the demonic hordes; holding them at bay long enough for resident genius Hank McCoy to save the day by learning some on-the-spot magic.
There is not a lot of substance here outside of the fight and watching Beast mess with spells until he finally finds the right one to save the day. This is more or less a fill-in issue as we wait for the Inhumans Vs X-Men crossover to begin next month. While the issue didn’t offer much in the way of story it was still a decent comic in comparison to some of the other books Marvel has pumped out this month.
As we have seen during their time on the title, Hopeless and Bagley provide solid entertainment. The art was top-notch and while the story may have been filler it didn’t make me regret the purchase. This is a readable comic caught in a holding pattern, waiting for the rest of the X-Universe to catch up.
Final Thoughts: You could do better than this book…but you could also do a LOT worse than this middle of the road comic.
Final Score: 3 Stars
All-New X-Men #16
Story: Dennis Hopeless
Art: Mark Bagley
Inks: Andrew Hennessy
Colors: Nolan Woodard