Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Simone Bianchi
Short story is this title has been dropped. I'm not sure who this Warren Ellis is, but he's not the same creative mind behind Transmetropolitan, Nextwave, Thunderbolts and dozens of other critically acclaimed titles.
This is about as dull and unimaginative a book as I've ever read. It almost reads like fanfiction whereby the writer is trying his best to hit every possible cliche he can. Say what you will about Brubaker's Uncanny X-Men, which I am far from a fan of, it at least tries to be a good book. This is just boring on all accounts. Three issues and nothing has happened except all the forced cliches and numerous jokes falling flat.
To be honest, I'm not even sure how I would describe this issue. The new mutants with the X-gene on the wrong chromozone are revealed to be from another dimension and SWORD is brought into the mix. I believe this was just so we could be beat over the head with the Beast / Brand animal sex talk and "jokes" that made up the bulk of the issue.
Where Whedon's writing of this came off as funny and genuine, this turns the relationship into a donkey show (see Clerks 2 for details). It's about as subtle as a freight train and I just cringed and moved on after every attempt to make jokes at their expense.
Verdict - Avoid It. Move along. Nothing to see here.