Written By: Seanan McGuire
Art By: Juan Frigeri
Cover By: Frank D’armata, Shane Davis, and Michelle Delecki
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Well it is no lie that I have been down on this mini. Nightcrawler is one of my top five X-Men characters and when I saw that he was getting his own mini, I got excited. But this series has been a major let down. With the cliffhanger from last issue leading us to a sit down with Mystique, the book could progress and could even connect with the other Age of X-Man books, but did it/ they? Let’s dig in and see what we have here…
The book opens just where it ended with Mystique in Kurt’s room with some papers. Kurt thinks that she is a fan and Mystique chances her mind and tries to escape because she changes her mind. Which felt a bit forced and out of no where. As she is battling him in order to escape, Kurt now thinks that she is working for Regan. As the fight goes on, Mystique bested Kurt and manages to flee but leaves behind the papers that she brought. Kurt found them and they appear to be papers on some little girl who is the same color of Kurt and he automatically assumes she is his daughter. He then puzzles the whole situation that is happening.
The next morning at the studio apparently, Kurt has a lot of his mind as he is messing up is routine. Amara goes off on him and then he finally nails it. In which afterwards Kurt meets back up with Meggan and asks if they can go some place and talk about how he shouldn’t have ran off and how they can keep their friendship from tearing apart. She accepts and he teleports her on a rooftop as well as bringing the papers about his “daughter”. As he is telling her about last night with shade being thrown at how he acted at the party, Meggan is the voice of reason. To how strange his plan is which questions if in the real world, if Kurt is this rash. Some strange girl goes in his room and he finds a piece of paper so he must find this young girl. Eventually Kurt convinces her to join him to rescuing the little girl.
They go and find Celeste who helps them track down the young girl. She may be my favorite character in this book, has spunk. The little girl’s name is Tenia Jean. Kurt and Meggan teleport to Kurt’s room where he gathers a few things even though they are in a hurry due to the fact they are going to be moving Tenia soon. Before they do anything they get interrupted by Irma, who Celeste told her what is happening and she arranges a press event the next day in which we can assume is a mall. Unfortunately the rival had a similar idea and arrived at the mall to start some trouble, we end the issue with a fight about to begin.
We get a bit more progress in the story. But for what the story is, this book has been a bit of a disappointment. With two issues left, this book better progress good amount in next issue if it want’s to redeem itself. Especially how the cliffhanger did nothing for me to keep my interest to keep on reading. Although I will say this, the art is good too bad the story and dialogue can’t match it.