|starwolf_oakley (starwolf_oakley) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-06-22 06:45 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: beast/hank mccoy, creator: chris yost, creator: dalibor talajic, creator: paco medina, group: eternals, group: x-men|
A rather ominous looking group called the Evolutionaries have decided its time for mutants to inherit the Earth. So the Evolutionaries want to kill all humans and seem to have the power to do so. The strange part? Scott suddenly remembers them from the days of the original team, but Warren and Bobby don't.
Meanwhile, 2.7 million years ago...
Hey, it's the Eternals, that team Jack Kirby created when he returned to Marvel in 1976. They are, left to right: Ikaris, Zuras, Sersi, Makkari, Phastos and Thena. They originally weren't part of the mainstream Marvel Universe, but were eventually "blended in" with little difficulty in THOR #300.
Sersi was an Avenger for a while, but had that whole "so freaking powerful, it is hard to come up with anything that can threaten her" problem. Ikaris and Makkari became friends with Quasar.
Phastos is the Eternals' inventor and engineer. Between his look on the last panel and some clues in the rest of the issue... Well, the first few pages of X-MEN #13 confirmed my suspicions.
We get a flashback to the Evolutionary meeting with the X-Men, asking if they are the leaders of mutantkind. The X-Men aren't thrilled with the idea of the Evolutionary wiping out humanity. It's Iceman who attacks first.
Hey, the face under that helmet looks familiar.
In the present, Cyclops is trying to reason with the Evolutionaries, but they aren't hearing it. They list how things are working out for mutantkind so far.
Part 1 of "First and Last" says that Hammer Industries created the first Sentinels instead of anthropologist Bolivar Trask, which makes a little more sense.
What was Stryfe's reason for the Legacy Virus? And aside from Mastermind, Pyro and Maverick, did that many X-characters die from it?
Wanda going "No more mutants" seemed to be out of spite. And because Joe Quesada thought superheroes and villains needed more creative origins than "Born that way, powers kick in at puberty."
Even though the Evolutionaries can wipe out humanity instantly, they want to kill Cyclops first. Violence ensues.
And the last flashback shows the Evolutionaries going to Magneto, asking if he's the leader of mutantkind. He says yes.