Hawkeye #9. Man, I wish I had Hawkguy's problems. Not the Russian tracksuit gang bangers trying to kill me, bro. I mean the other problems. *sigh* Kate Bishop. (And the rest of them too. And don't get all "Kate Bishop is a teenager" on me. None of them are real.)
I'm just gonna assume that for all intents and purposes Kate Bishop is now legal. I must say that was a great issue even if the ending left me all kinds of sad. Hawkeye the hurricane Sandy issue made the last few panels a hell of a lot more impact-ful than they ever would have been. That's saying something especially considering that the Sandy issue was a last minute write and sub-in issue
I thought Uncanny X-Men #4 was great. I did not expect who it was who jumped to Cyclops' school and in hindsight, I'm surprised I didn't see it coming because the clues were all there and it makes perfect sense.
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It's teenage Warren Worthington. And I suspect this is no accident: Jean Grey psychically did something to him a couple of issues ago to calm his freakout. Theory: Jean planted teen Angel as a spy.
The other thing I loved was seeing the events of the previous issue of All-New X-Men through the eyes and minds of Emma Frost and the Stepfords. (I'm an Emma Frost man more than a Jean Grey man, myself.) The Stepfords' disdain for and disappointment in teenage Jean compared to the stories they heard about Saint Grey was terrific, as was Emma more or less coming to her defense. (But to go along with my spoiler thoughts, I bet the Stepfords are totally underestimating Jean Grey's psychic abilities.)
Straight to the reviews: Nova #7: Top to bottom, I think this is probably the strongest issue of the series so far. And I've thought the series was pretty good up until now. The writing is sharp and the art looks great.