Mr Light wrote:
"The Battle of the Atom" is interesting but its way too strung out, like most Bendis stories. Really doesn't seem to need to be a TEN parter...
"Interesting" is a good word. I'm hesitant to call it "enjoyable."
I was expecting a plot twist like what we got at the end of chapter five. Unfortunately, it feels like the kind of plot twist you should expect around the end of chapter three, as the story has really drug out the mysteries surrounding the future X-Men beyond the point of annoyance.
Perhaps now we'll finally get exploration of the stakes and motives. And possibly even the threat. That's a problem with this story -- we've had five chapters with fighting but no antagonist. And various iterations of the X-Men don't count; they're antagonistic, but they're not antagonists.