With Nightcrawler recently returned to living (although at a great cost he continues to hide from Wolverine and the other X-Men), Amazing X-Men begins its second arc with a party celebrating Kurt’s return that, even if it is only for a couple of hours, manages to unite two different X-Teams under a single roof without bloodshed.
I’m going to be interested to see just how Nightcrawler reacts to Cyclops and the events which led to Charles Xavier‘s death, but the comic sidesteps the issue at least for now. What writer Jason Aaron and artist Cameron Stewart do deliver with Amazing X-Men #6 is the set-up for the comic’s second arc which will not only center around Nightcrawler’s father Azazel but also his mother Mystique who shows up to Kurt’s party looking for answers.
Despite Mystique’s plans to kill Kurt’s father the pair form an uneasy truce which can’t spell good things for any of the X-Men going forward. Worth a look.