The social event of
the year is finally here courtesy of writer Marjorie Liu. Even
though the resolution to last month's intense cliffhanger takes
place as a flashback, it was compelling enough to make the read
engaging. Northstar and Kyle's wedding was very reminiscent of
Cyclops and Jean Grey's ceremony way back when, with a lot of
personal moments between unusual players, and light situations like
Sasquatch's easy fix to the AvX conundrum.
There is no doubt
that this forward-looking move by Marvel is commendable, and Liu's
writing in the issue caters to every taste; however, for a book that
has been talked about not only on the internet, but also on
newspapers, TV, and mass media in general, it probably deserved a
high profile artist; nothing against penciller Mike Perkins, but his
work was not necessarily the best fit. With the soiree over, the
story quickly picks up the pace and closes on a suspenseful note.