>>77945361>It's awful. One of the worst X-Men stories ever written.
The problem with battle of the Atom is that it makes sense as a single story arc that should have been resolved at the end of the arc. Instead what we get is one of the most cancerous changes in X-men status quo. You can tell there was absolutely no synergy between Aaron and Bendis during the event. If I remember correctly it was originally supposed to be an Aaron event, and Bendis just hitched a ride on it. The O5 fiasco should have been resolved at the end, but instead we get a whole book dedicated to them.
People saw the title All-new X-men and were legitimately hyped because they thought it was going to be a teen book filled with new mutants, while Uncanny was about the old generation. Instead what we got was a book dedicated to the OLD X-MEN BUT YOUNGER. All it did was crossover after crossover. Battle of the Atom, Trial of Jean Grey 2.0, Ultimate Crossover, Black Vortex. It can't be read on it's own, it's such trash that in order to get the full reading you have to get other books.
The worst part about this? There is no going back, because doing so would mean Marvel was wrong. This is a company so far up it's own ass that they go out of their way to make fans, and what better than the X-men fans since they come back for more every time, like battered housewives. The O5 is here to stay because it's the new Bendis Status quo, and noone has the balls to undo it because they don't want to step out of line.
Three years later and All-new X-men is once again about the cancerous O5, and Teen Jean is one of the leads of Extraordinary. And just as another fuck you, they added in Old Man Logan, because god forbid they let him stay dead for less than a year. Gotta milk the Logan/Jean shippers for all their money after all.