Maaaaan.. maybe i miss the cartoon from the 90s. Or, maybe all the movies just have me burnt out on X-Men. Or, maybe, this issue is actually as boring as it seemed. Diehard X-fans might enjoy it, but this prologue to the Blue & Gold just doesn’t do it for me. Ken Lashley‘s artwork is legit and Marc Guggenheim‘s dialog feels pretty natural, and that’s really important. And the pages that take place in the Danger Room are easily my favorite, with the chaos and complexity really well portrayed and awesome to examine. However, the foundation of the story seems very cliche, almost like an old cop movie or a 4th sequel to a spy movie. You know, the age-old “you gotta come out of retirement to help us solve this problem. Only you can help..and you might die..but just do this 1 last mission” storyline. If you can get past that, X-Men Prime sets the stage for a trio of possibly X-cellent titles. 3/5 Bibles.