All New X-men has the problem of giving every character Bendis speak, it's something that really only works for Kitty and Bobby. It absolutely doesn't work with Scott and Jean.
Goldballs: Best new mutant of the 2010s.
Edit: I've been loving UXM and ANXM. I prefer UXM, but I enjoy both. I think he's doing some really good characterizations. He writes a great, complex Scott. He writes the best Cuckoos since Morrison. He writes the best Illyana since Louise Simonson. The new mutants are all great characters. In ANXM, he writes a great Jean Grey - Teen Jean was always the best Jean. His Iceman is genuinely funny for possibly the first time ever (I've never liked Iceman). His Beast is cool. His Angel could use some more focus, which it seems like he's starting to get, but what we've seen has been good. His Kitty is really good.
ANXM suffers a bit from a lack of any apparent direction. UXM has a direction, and it's a really, really cool one. The current arc has all sorts of plot threads all coming to a head, which is really fun. So, I really love Bendis' X-Men work.
And aren't the Avengers supposed to be after them? It's like BMB brought it up and then abandoned it...
Also, I think most of the Avengers just plain don't care to go after Scott any more. In the immediate aftermath of AvX, sure, but now that tempers have had time to settle, I think most of them just don't feel any real motivation. Even Captain America's come to realize that Scott isn't really responsible for Xavier's death.
I agree his Emma comes and goes, 80% of what she says works, 20% just doesn't sound like Emma. Her going shopping like a boss was perfect though!
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I hear what you're saying, but reading it, it just seemed like a dangling plot thread. "Cap, that girl stopped time and Scott and his crew got away! Let's go after 'em!" Cap, "Aw, maybe later...let's do some cosmic stuff today instead."
Course, I have no way of knowing, but I wonder if they're leaving the door open in case they want to do AvX Part 2 in a couple of years.
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QUOTE=Marvell2100;120928]Glad to see that Bendis is diversifying his cast. But I'm still not enamored with any of the X-titles. My last X-title was the lastest version of Uncanny X-Force. I'm going to get the Storm solo but that's it.[/QUOTE]
You didn't try X-men? It's been awesome, and not only is it all female, it's also nearly all WOC and exploring sexuality. In terms of diversity, it's hands down one of the best comics at Marvel right now.
Humphries' UXF did have some problems. I was disappointed with how little Puck did. And Storm, for that matter. It was a Psylocke solo for a while, and considering it was advertised as a team book, it's understandable why a lot of people would've been annoyed and turned off. Personally, I still enjoyed it.I think too many hated Humphries run, I found it very solid (ditto for his Avengers: AI) AND both his comics had very diverse casts (which he never got enough credit for).
I don't care for either book. The premise of UXM could have been interesting if executed differently. The pacing, Bendisspeak and plot holes keep me from enjoying it. I pick up an issue every once in a while to see if anything has happened yet.
ANXM is a basic retcon of some iconic characters propped up by events and crossovers. It hasn't gone beyond the premise of "oh no, look what we become". It seems more of a way for him to write the original X-Men without all that pesky continuity -- in other words, similar to an ultimate line.