By: Kyle Yost (Writer), Humberto Ramos (Pencils)
Messiah Complex is coming to an end! After two months of non-stop chase scenes, the pay offs are finally here. This is easily the best X-Men storyline I’ve read in a decade, but what I don’t understand is why Marvel planned to wrap up this series in the last three issues. There’s no reason why Messiah Complex had to be 12 issues with what we’ve seen. Also the mutant Predator subplot has been a waste up until this point. In fact, this story could have done without it.
To its credit, this issue reveals more plot revelations and gives us some much needed answers; It’s good to see everyone finally converging on the climax of this arc. This is a war and it’s nice to see people actually getting hurt (and even dying). But Humberto Ramos’ art is a mess for most of the story. His action sequences are awful and at many points, it’s hard to tell what the hell is going on.
I’m not sure if the next part will be a double-sized issue, because there’s still a lot of lingering questions that need to be answered. Knowing Marvel, we’ll have to wait for the upcoming X-Men Divided arc to get the answers we need. (Grade: B)