And, you guys, it’s so good!
So, Nightcrawler died in a previous storyline (Messiah Complex? I haven’t read it) and Amazing X-men opens on him in heaven and then his father Azazel shows up with all his red BAMFs and starts a battle. Meanwhile, at the Xavier-now-Jean Grey School household appliances have gone missing. A group of X-men led by Hank McCoy investigates and they find that blue BAMFs have built some weird machine in the basement. When the machine is activated is sucks some of the X-men into Heaven and some into Hell and that’s when THINGS GET REALLY CRAZY.
It’s so, so, so good. I laughed a lot and loved all the silly jokes. I’d forgotten how funny X-men comics were. Case in point: someone’s talking about BAMFs and how all they say is “BAMF” and occasionally “Whiskey” and then one of the BAMFs in the frame just goes “Whiskey?” LOLOL. Also, there’s a beautiful flashback sequence with Nightcrawler and Storm. Love. Definite recommend and I’ll be continuing with this series beyond the initial story arc because it has a wonderful set-up.
I read this series on my Comixology app, which is really nice. If you’ve been hesitant about getting into comics/don’t know which ones to read/don’t have a comicbook shop around this is a good option. Easy (too easy) to browse and download and the colors look amazing on my iPad.