Posts Tagged ‘X-Treme X-Men’

X-Treme X-Men #6

X-Treme X-Men #6

Review: X-Treme X-Men #6

This comic just keeps getting better and better.

Seriously, not only are the quips a lot more refined in this issue, along with some hilarious visuals (seriously, Wolverine attacking a Dinosaur, who doesn’t want to see more of that?), but they have been able to touch that very delicate line between being socially conscious versus totally on the nose.

They under play the Governor’s apparent homosexuality quite nicely, not making a huge deal of it while at the same time addressing ‘this reality’s’ take on the subject.

They also segway into the idea that robots ‘are people too’ nice and leanly, instead of attempting to bludgeon us with the concept (BSG, I’m looking at you!).

Lastly, they touch on the fact that even in so-called perfect societies where everyone is given equal rights, equality still doesn’t exist. If that’s not a comment on socialism, I don’t know what is.

I really can’t wait to see where this one goes.

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X-Treme X-Men #5

X-Treme X-Men #5

Review: X-Treme X-Men #5

X-Treme X-Men has really picked itself up in these last two comics. With a steampunk vibe and more reliance on storytelling than being completely random (which can be fun if done right), this two issue arc was fairly good on all corners.

You had a nice rounded story, the characters were well played, and the quirky part was just the right level. As I said with #4, it felt like a full fledge story that could have come out from any comic, and that’s a good thing.

Governor Howlett had a great moment in this too which is just underplayed enough to make it pretty darn awesome. The kind of scene we need to see Earth-616 Logan to address what with recent events.

It looks like in the next one we’ll be getting some background on this version of Kurt, so that should be fun and I find myself looking forward to it.

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Review: X-Treme X-Men #4

X-Treme X-Men #4

X-Treme X-Men #4

#3 was kinda bland, but we pick back up with the quirkiness in #4 with a bit of a steam-punk vibe. Not quite as funny as the first couple of issues but definitely an improvement off the third.

The thing with this issue is that it feels like a regular story. Not overly gimmicky or anything like that. It’s a solid construct with some interesting twists and no one character is too annoying or underused.

Basically, we’re getting back on track with this comic after a little slump. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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Review: X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

X-Treme X-Men #3

I started reading this title because the first issue was very quirky. The second issue continued that trend. The third, not so much.There are still a few good things…

HOWLETT, Wolverine-Meets-Teddy-Roosevelt, But Still Canadian

And that’s what I liked about the first two issues, little quirky things like that. There just wasn’t a whole hell of a lot in this issue. Let’s hope that #3 was just a speed bump and not a slope.

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X-Treme X-Men #1 & #2 (2012)

X-Treme X-Men #1

X-Treme X-Men #1

I’m not going to lie, X-Treme X-Men is… different. The plot is literally that main universe Dazzler and alt-universe Wolvie, Emma and Kurt have to travel around to different alt universes with an alt-universe Xavier’s head in a bottle. They then have to kill other Xavier’s who are apparently evil and must be stopped.

And yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

What saves the series is the fact that it’s just so damn quirky and sarcastic. It literally knows that it’s ridiculous and embraces it.

Dazzler who is, I guess, the main character, is totally taken the mick out of while snarky comments are thrown left and right, lampshading the fact that this is just one crazy kettle of fish.

I do like these alternate versions of Wolvie, Emma and Kurt. They are different and fun and really have some great lines. These were a great choice for cast in this title, now if the plot can catch up with them and be just as epic.

X-Treme X-Men (2012) is not for everyone, I’ll give you that, and with only two issues it’s hard to be sure if this is exactly what we see is what we get… but if you are in the mood for something different, give it a shot, you’ll at least get a few laughs out of it.

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