So that settles it. Layla has a new ability! '.'
Ugh, I had a better thing written up but my comp crashed.
Anywho, I don't think that Layla really has a new ability. She went back in time using a Doomlock so that the future she left would be part of the same time as the past she returned to. So when she revived Guido, she didn't "step off the path" and create a divergent future, she altered the future that she was already headed towards.
Layla has knowledge of the future. Previously that knowledge was of a future that was set in stone, because she had observed the future from the perspective of it being the past. Now that she's changed the future, it's in flux, but she still has to have knowledge of it, because thanks to the Doomlock she still gave herself knowledge of it in the future that she is heading towards.
As a result, she now sees the future as a set of possible knowledges that she could have passed down to herself, which is functionally similar to precognition.
Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey stuff.
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While I haven't seen the film that it was referencing, I thought that was an amazing issue. I seriously said "f*&$, that was a good issue" after reading it. Just the way the alternate path ways were shown and the motive for Layla to save the girl. Art was pretty nice too but I miss Lupacchino. Worst part of the issue; Behemoth making an appearance...Why not someone else?!
I love this issue. I would not call crazy people who did not like the issue. But come on, this issue was really fun to read. I did not have so much fun since Road Trip!!!! Ha ha
3 Best X-Books this month have been Uncanny X-Force, X-Men, and X-Factor (which is always great), and you know why? Because they have their own self-contained stories, with no cross-over tie-in junk, which allows them to do one off issues that can either focus on a single event or single character, just like comics used to be before summer event crazy started. I want more of this, in all comics. Heck, even Fantastic Four and FF have been good because they are their own pocket continuities. You have no idea how these events fit into what's going on in the cross-overs (because right now they have Havok and Polaris fighting on the X-Men side, which has got to make PAD at some point explain that, which will be interesting since Jamie want's absolutely nothing to do with Scott and that was even before all this mess went down).
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Fantastic issue. Best one since the big argument in the middle of "They Keep Killing Madrox" where Havok and Polaris show up at the end. I love self-contained stories that focus on one specific point and forget about gigantic events for a while. This was a character piece, but one with plenty of implications for the future.
I prefer this art to Kirk's. Sorry, but he's just not my favorite. I'd prefer this guy's stuff as the main go-to art for the book.
And you don't care for a done in one? Most people crave those every once in a while in these days of 4-6 part stories. I know I find them refreshing.
Schmitty's Evil Twin.
This could've been good but the BARF Monet/Guido stuff and Layla's 2 lame endings soured me on it. I do like the idea that saving Guido pretty much fucks everything up though, lol.
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I really enjoyed this issue. There were 2 main things that stood out to me. I feel like the book revolves around fate and destiny, but we don't get that vibe until now. Seeing the consequences of Layla bringing back Guido really pointed that out to me. In regards to those 2, that being my second point, I hope M let Guido walk away (and made her slumming comment). Her running back to Guido where they then become lovers is just so out of character for M. That and the way the next cover for X-Factor looks, I'm hoping things don't work out for the two.
I really enjoyed the art this issue, it reminded me of the roadtrip issue. There were some parts that were a little blurry, but it didn't really affect anything to me.
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I hope Pip was the one cyber-bullying that girl. It would be PAD's obsessions forming an Ouroboros.
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Done in one's are great, if they're done well. I didn't feel like this one was, but that's just my opinion.