It was setup. A bit hasty at worst, but with at least some good dialouge and interactions. It dives right in the action, forming a team that comes together because of something happening (Psylocke’s mind is invaded by the Shadow King and she sends out a psychic “come help me” signal to nearby X-people).
I don’t know all these characters all that well, and I’m not at all up to speed on the X-men right now so I’m more or less guessing when I say the interactions are good. But I really like the reveal/cliffhanger at the end (The Shadow King holds Charles Xavier prisoner on the Astral Plane) so I’m on board for at least another issue.
There are some decent seeds for some upcoming character reveals in there too, but I mean… I can’t say whether it’s good or not at this point. But I want to read more, I guess that says something.
Even if the story turns out to be bad, that art will be worth at least an arc. Cheungs best work so far, IMO.
Anyone else care to chip in?
edited to add: It’s not just Cheung, it’s the colors too. It’s really something. I love it.