An almost worthless interstitial between two crossovers — 5 years ago
Son of M follows Quicksilver after the events of House of M, when he helped his sister The Scarlet Witch recreate the world, and ended with her depowering most of the world’s mutants, including him. The good first issue of the series follows Quicksilver as he copes, with Spider-Man guest-starring. It reminded me a lot of Peter David’s issue of X-Factor where he showed that Quicksilver is always agitated because he goes faster than the rest of the world. His depowering brings him down to the level of everyone, and he’s bitter.
However, his bitter turns to crazy, as he seeks sanctuary with the Inhumans, spending time with his wife Crystal and daughter Luna. He steals the Terrigen Mists, carelessly exposes his daughter to them, and winds up making both the Inhumans and his dad Magneto mad.
On the whole, he’s just a big troublemaker, for no good reason, and, thus, not a sympathetic character.
The only thing about the book I enjoyed was Roy Allan Martinez’s art. His take on the Inhumans reminded me of Ladronn’s miniseries.