Unlike the story arc that wrapped up in issue 13, which took place in the heat of battle of ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’, this new arc looks to the future, in a way. As you can see from the cover, Mister Sinister makes his return to the title from which he was born, ‘Uncanny X-Men’, and he’s got something interesting brewing.

It seems that Sinister has created his own species. In the past, he’s shown his fondness of clones, and since the last time he’s really stepped up his game. All with the added addition of Victorian era garb!

Speaking of Sinister’s fashion choices, the artwork by Dustin Weaver fits nicely with the world that the villain has created. Normally, I’m more of a fan of artists whose work is smoother, but Weaver’s style that reminds me of colored pencils looks great throughout the book, especially in the panel where we first see Sinister’s castle.

The story was interesting to me because of this world that Mister Sinister created, but when it got to the part where he reveals his plan, I was pulled in even more, mostly because I want to know what he’ll do with his “pets”.

Now, lastly, the big reveal at the end was lost on me. As I’ve stated before, I’m not really up on my X-Men history, but after I googled it, I understood that this could be a big deal later on down the line. Despite the newly acquired powers of the Phoenix Five, I think that they’ll have their hands full once Sinister enters the fray.

If you’re a fan of X-Men history and are stoked to see Minster Sinister back in the Marvel Universe, definitely pick up this book. If you’re more so looking for an extension of AvX, then there’s not much of that here. Since I am a fan of knowing the whole story, including the exposition (but not when there’s too much of it), I dug it, but it was nothing to write home about.

Verdict: Borrow

Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Dustin Weaver & Jim Charalampidis
Cover by Stuart Immonen & Jim Charalampidis