The Evolutionaries are on the war path! If it’s not human, it DIES.
What does the High Evolutionary want with Nova?
All across the world, the New Warriors come together… SEE! Sun Girl and Haechi deal with Morlocks! WITNESS! Justice and Speedball fight to save magic! CRINGE! As Scarlet Spider refuses to play well with others.
What I thought
Honestly this issue was head and shoulders better than the first for me. The action was good and while I can’t accept Kain as the Scarlet Spider or the book’s lack of Night Thrasher I can see the threads being woven together. The unified outlook that Kyle has planned is an interesting take on the Marvel Universe, quite similar to New Warriors Volume one from the 90’s. The team has potential: Clone, Demigod, Atlantean, Inhuman, Human tech user (Sun Girl) and Superhuman. All the bases are covered and the threat provided seems big enough to warrant a team made of these seemingly disparate groups joining together.
Another complaint is the lack of seeming maturity among the original New Warriors Vance Astrovic and Speedball. I thought it was a nice touch having Speedball mention Firestar who had a long running relationship with Vance and also joined the Avengers with him. She’s clearly not going to be joining this team since she just joined the Amazing X-men.
I also liked the use of the High Evolutionary as the ‘big bad’ of this opening arc. He really does need to get more usage with his range of skills and abilities.
I give this issue a 3/5 for good cast, art and a step in the right direction.
THE KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT!
The all-new NOVA has tea with the High Evolutionary as a world-wide genocide approaches.
Why does the High Evolutionary want to kill anything that’s not human? Is he a hero or villain? The answers are here!
PLUS! As the New Warriors gather in New York, a captured SCARLET SPIDER meets Nova, and one of them REALLY annoys the other. Guess.
What I thought
Art was good and I’m enjoying the story development. Team dynamics are starting to come into play. The New Nova and Scarlet Spider are two very different people who get on each other’s nerves instinctively. There is enough tension between Justice and Sun Girl for that to lead into a romance in the future or for her to be co-leader; of both. I enjoyed how Yost tied together all the different races into the grand scheme of the celestials in the first few pages. I could nitpick, the hell out of it but I’m going along with it because I’m curious to see where this goes. It’s also quite effective in introducing new readers to the marvel universe in general. That level of accessibility is priceless in this often convoluted and back story heavy realm of comics, kudos to Yost on that one. The art is pretty good though the cover is pretty damn bland. Still waiting for Night Thrasher to show up but seems like a moot point now.
I’m enjoying this which is a major step up for issue number one. I give this issue a 3/5