Wednesday, February 8, 2012

X-Men Legacy #261

So we’re feeling bad for Frenzy now? My, how the world has changed! She was the craziest of the crazy for so long, now she’s a cute powerhouse like Rogue used to be. Only in comics!

Christos Gage does a good job showing off just how powerful Exodus really is. He’s a 90’s era character, you can see it in the mullet and the vague, universe altering power-set. I don’t totally follow Exodus’ reasoning that he needs to take out Cyclops, but then, he’s always been a nutter.

Wolverine has some great lines in this, Gage clearly can write him well. I do worry about this book’s huge cast, though. Husk, Rachel Grey, Gambit, Iceman, and Beast all have little to do. This is going to be a tough balancing act if Wolverine is taking up screen time with Rogue. (I knew Rogue was a headliner in this title, I just didn’t realize Wolvie was too.)

There are a ton of characters I don’t recognize in this. Some Kid Gladiator dude and a Shi’ar bodyguard. They seem like fun, I assume I can read up on them in Jason Aaron’s X-Men?

David Baldeon’s artwork is clean and bright, but at times he skews a bit too cartoony, especially in his faces. I’m not sure he’s the best fit for this book. Not that the art needs to be dark, but it is hard to get too worried when Exodus is so bright-looking! He does a nice Wolverine, though!


1 comment:

Martin Gray said...

Yeah, check out W&tX-M for more on the new characters, it's a great read.

I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous issue, despite being a big fan of Gage's scripts. It'd have been nice for a proper introduction to Exodus for those of us who never followed stories featuring him.