BISHOP FACES OFF AGAINST…THE X-MEN?
What’s a Bishop story without time travel?
Shunted to a strange future, Lucas discovers familiar faces who will permanently alter his worldview.
Meanwhile his students are in danger, and not just of failing his course.
Helped by shocking allies, the anti-mutant organization Orchis has finally found a way onto Krakoa.
Is this the end of the island?
Major SpoilersBishop: War College #2 is a fantastic look into the mind of Bishop and his impact on the X-Men team. His story arc has always been a bit tragic and watching him overcome those thoughts and emotions makes for a great story premise. (...) Bishop: War College #2 does an excellent job showing us a complex story, but it lacks thematic unity between all the story beats.
Comic WatchWhere is this going? I don't know. But I am fascinated to see where it goes. It's a fun time travel, multiversal shenanigan mystery, added in with a dose of "here's what Bishop's missing."
ComicBook.comA trip through the multiverse can be a beautiful thing, and Bishop: War College #2 delivers a compelling one to kick off the issue, but it's not enough to overcome the mundane nature of everything else that follows. Writer J. Holtham delivers a new X-Men team that captures your attention on several levels and features a classic look with a twist by the team of artist Sean Damien Hill, colorist Espen Grundetjern, and inker Victor Nava. Unfortunately once the story moves back over to the students and the Fenris Twins, it loses steam. The Fenris Twins just aren't that interesting as antagonists, though the equipment, specifically the Blightswill, very much is. The report on the Blightswill was fascinating, but that also shines a light on how the infighting and issues between the students pales in comparison, even with those entertaining last few pages by artist Alberto Foche and Grundetjern. This series just hasn't clicked for me yet, but there are some quality pieces on the board, and hopefully those can come together as the story continues.