Revisiting with the announcement of the summer event and some more books out.
Last night I read Marauders #9, New Mutants #9, and Cable #1. These were not good comics. They weren't X-Force #8 worst-in-a-generation-abysmal, but not good.
It was Marauders worst issue to date - confusing narratives and bad art.
New Mutants was a middle of the road transitional issue.
I don't like kid Cable. I do LOVE Phil Noto artwork. This wasn't good Noto artwork and kid Cable still sucks and so did this entire story. Last page was this issue's only saving grace, but I don't think I care.
X-Force #8 was... Well, it created this rant from me -> LINK
And then there was the announcement of the swords and mysticism summer event. No. Just no. I have a huge problem with taking characters who have unique powers (or two - dumb Morrison secondary mutations) and decide, nah, that's not interesting, let's give them swords and add some mysticism to this. Wrong-headed.
It pains me to say this, but I'm done with X-books for now. I have 40 years of X-Men comics downstairs in 10 longboxes. No, it's not every issue of every title, but it's A LOT. And I don't think in the last 30 years of reading I have ever dropped the line wholesale. But, it's time. Nothing about the current or future state of the characters brings me joy. Time to move on for a bit. (Or until they revive Uncanny.)