It’s back to school time for the latest batch of students at the newly rebuilt Xavier School for Higher Learning. New headmasters Emma Frost and Cyclops (Scott Summers) take the new pupils and the reader on a detailed tour of the facilities. Along the way, all are given a nice introduction to the headmasters and their mutant abilities and are introduced to the new students who will make up the ensemble cast of this title.
As each student takes a turn on center stage, the reader sees Summers’ computer screen and his detailed biographical info for each. When the students wander unattended into the Danger Room, there’s a glimpse of each of their mutant abilities, as they team up to ward off the threat and save themselves.
Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir do a good job of introducing all the major players, including the school itself. There’s nice characterization and character development with plenty of room for growth.
— Ian M. Feller
Childhood’s End Vol. 3; Collects New X-Men (2nd Series) #28-32; ca. 2006
Schrijver: Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Tekenaar: Paco Medina, Mike Norton, Duncan Rouleau