Posts Tagged ‘X-Treme X-Men’

X-Treme X-Men #8

X-Treme X-Men #8

Review: X-Treme X-Men #8

This title has been doing consistently good since issue 4 and number 8 is no different. I am actually wondering if Earth-616 Blaire is going to be killed off and replaced with Zombie-Earth Blaire? I really don’t think so because E616 Blaire is ‘our’ Blaire and killing her pretty much cuts off the story from E616… but at the same time… anything seems to go with this comic.

Normally I would be balking at the idea of killing off the main character, but the way it’s been done, it would work in a rather spectacular way and not fall into the dreaded ‘kill ’em for drama’s sake’ that tends to fill a lot of entertainment recently.

It also says something to quality of writing that while the idea of ‘fighting oneself’ can be very tropey, cliché, and just plain campy, once again it comes off smoothly and cleanly.

I can’t say how much I am enjoying this title, more so than many of the others that I subscribe to. If you’re not reading this… you should! Pick it up now!

Read Full Post »

X-Treme X-Men #7.1

X-Treme X-Men #7.1

Review: X-Treme X-Men #7.1

After a nice solid run of issues, 7.1 is a little on the weaker side but still fairly good.

Sage is indeed a regular character now and is pretty awesome. The idea of an Xavier Skywhale is insane… but in a good way.

The interesting touch was that halfway through you start to think that maybe they have come back to Earth 616 and turns out that yes, they have. The comment “Yours was evil, right?” perfectly set the tone and gave the reader some food for thought.

A little more on the nose at the end than I’d like but all the same a nice transition piece to a Savage Land dimension next up.

Read Full Post »

X-Treme X-Men #7

X-Treme X-Men #7

Review: X-Treme X-Men #7

The X-Treme series just gets better, we have a nice round off of the plot started in the previous issue with Kurt being trapped on a robot infested world. The moralistic grey area is nicely highlighted again without being shoved to far up the reader’s nose.

Danger, who in this reality runs the world of robots, is made decidedly evil with only a few bits of ‘screen time’. This is a good thing and very well done.

Poor Kurt though, don’t think that’s something one easily recovers from but he did just grow up a lot in this issue.

The next issue will see them meeting back up with Xavier’s head in a bottle and alternate versions of Dazzler and Wolverine, that should be interesting. I also wonder if Sage will be joining them seeing as she kind broke protocols and got herself into some hot water. Since they lost the Alt-Emma, this might be a good addition to the team.

Looking forward to the next!

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »