Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014
by Paul in x-axis
Well, more or less. The fifth All-New X-Men collection actually starts with issue #25, the jam issue, which we’ve covered already. But after that, it’s the four-part Brotherhood storyline, which finished this week.
Taken at face value, this is a straightforward story where the Brotherhood – the future version introduced in “Battle of the Atom” – attack the X-Men’s headquarters, try to kill them all, and fail. It’s interwoven with some flashbacks (or should it be flash forwards?) to the Brotherhood’s back story, which principally serves to establish that the Brotherhood is really just Charles Xavier Jr and Raze, with everyone else having been under Xavier’s mental control all along.