Anyone who knows me knows that I don't usually say anything bad about a comic. If I don't like it, then I just move on to the next one. If I do like it, I will go out of my way to praise it.
In the case of this crossover, I have to say... that really was a waste of money and time. The whole story was absolutely pointless!
Cyclops is kidnapped - not because he's a wanted criminal or someone has a vendetta. No, it's by accident! By Monark Starstalker who was hired to kidnap Alex Summers and messed it up. And Monark is portrayed as a pathetic hobo. All the good will towards the character created by DnA is absolutely depleted in a few panels.
The idea of a character falling on hard times is fine and could be an excellent plot line. But not here.
And the mastermind behind it all? Some mega super-villain? Nope. Just an old frail guy who ends up dying by falling off a ladder.
The resolution was awful and the story meaningless. Cyclops was kidnapped by mistake, heroes show up to rescue him, a few panels of fighting a security force that Iron Man alone could wipe out without blinking and the man behind it all dies under a ladder in his library. Everyone goes home.
That was it. THREE issues for THAT!
There was no backstory to any character in the whole arc. I had no idea who these X-Men were (other than Magik) and I bet folks who didn't pick up DnA's Nova series had no idea who Monark was either.
The ONLY moment of character development came in a brief exchange between Nova and Starstalker. Ironically, it focused on RICH RIDER!
And the art didn't help the series at all. Was a cartoon strip spread over three issues.
Again, I rarely ever talk about an issue or series that I didn't like. That should give you some idea of how much I didn't like it.
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