With the original X-Men returned their space adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but without the younger Scott Summers who decided to become a space pirate with his dad, there’s a small calm before the next storm. Of course it only really lasts about half an issue as X-23 decides to leave Cyclops’ X-Men only to be attacked by a member of a group who has found the X-Men’s hidden home. It seems the Future Brotherhood of Mutants have returned.
Although the second-half deals with X-23’s attack and setting up what should be an action-packed issue next month, the standout scenes of All-New X-Men #26 are Iceman‘s humorous honesty about X-23 and Scott and Jean Grey sitting down for their first real talk since Kitty Pryde and the rest of the time-displaced original X-Men chose to join Cyclops’ team. There’s something sweet yet almost incestuous about how easily the pair communicate based on their experiences with each other’s other selves. Worth a look.