Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Comics on the Bubble: X-Men: Phoenix Warsong #1-5
That cover really says it all, doesn't it?
I usually like Greg Pak’s writing, but this series sure didn’t connect with me. Tyler Kirkham’s pencils look a lot like Marc Silvestri’s but without the sense of kinetic action Silvestri usually provides. He’s got the big lips and stripper poses down, though!
I probably should have realized that a series turning the Cuckoos into a legion of clones created in The World (one of Grant Morrison’s mad ideas) was never going to work for me, especially when the Phoenix force got shoehorned in too.
Issue 1 – the Cuckoos turn bad and run away from the Xavier School
Issue 2 – Cyclops talks tough and puts together a crew to go after the ladies
Issue 3 – Jake Oh (wasn’t he in War Machine?) shows up to get knocked around by the Cuckoos. We see the big cavern full of Emma Frost clones created from her harvested eggs (WEIRD).
Issue 4, 5 – TLDR
Summary: Issues 1-5 SELL