Story: End of Days
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Pencils: Rafa Sandoval & Daniel AcuÃ±a
Inks: Roger Bonet & Daniel AcuÃ±a
Colors: Ulises Arreola & Daniel AcuÃ±a
After just a year of stories, the Young X-Men are an end again.Â Young X-Man Dust is dead (relax, she gets better) and a lot of other X-Men cameo.Â The unfortunate fact of the matter is, we’re doing this again.Â This has been a great title with interesting characters, and a wonderful place in the X-Universe as Cyclops tries to train what could very well be the last generation of X-Men.Â Unfortuantly, Marvel doesn’t seem to feel the same way.Â There’s also some pretty unnerving sequences drawn by Daniel AcuÃ±a that are set in the futrue, showing the price paid for Dust’s revival, and needless to say its a pretty crappy outcome for such a beloved character.
I really can’t stress how sad it is to see this book go, and these characters be shuffled away, again.Â Like Anole says in the book, the Young X-Men seem to exist solely to be cannon fodder.Â Hopefully, Marvel will realize soon that these characters have a far greater potential than they give them.Â This is still a good issue, but its tainted by the foreshadowing of Dust’s future and the knowledge that we’re waving good-bye to these characters a second time.
Final Grade: C