X-Force 08

October 31, 2008

I really like that we finally have Arcangel/Death back.  It was almost worth having every obnoxious villain that the X-Men actually managed to “finally” get rid of ressurected.  Almost.

Maybe the writers & editors finally realized what I’ve been saying for many years now – what the hell is a guy with feathery wings going to do in a fight with people with claws and lazers?  REALLY?  The healing factor made him decent, because then no matter how bad he got busted up he could regrow – hell I even liked the SoulSword because it completed the “angel/arc” vibe.  Yes, you heard me, I was cool with Angel + Soulsword.

The Hulk-ing out back and forth from pretty boy to freak might be interesting too.

Demon bear slashed car in half from the bottom?  WTF?  I need to re-read that.

Not worth buying IMHO.

I just can’t do the million ltd series anymore…I pretty much just get the one “event” book of the year and that’s it.  This was well written I guess but…what’s the point?  We already know what parallel worlds are like, invasions from them are nothing new.  This was just a build up to make the villain look like a badass, and show him somehow killing “our” X-Men and…I guess make fun of the whole “616” universe thing by saying they all died there so the Marvel U must NOT be 616 anymore or whatever.

I know the editors (Brevort at least) hate the 616 thing…which I think is very silly.  If you have parallel worlds, you have to identify them somehow.  “Ours” is 616…wtf is the big deal with that?

Young X-Men 7

October 15, 2008

was the best issue of the title to date despite the ugliness of the pencils, and convinced me to stick with it for a while.  I understand that the first 6 issues were all set up but MAN were they tedious/bordering on silly/predictable/etc.

I really hope they don’t get rid of Dust; she’s one of my favorites from the last 10 years or so of new X-chars.

With the “big reveal” Ink is still annoying, but now slightly comical.