Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Posted by arnab at 10:00 AM
Writer: Peter David
Artist(s): Valentine De Landro and Pat Davidson
Cover Artist(s): David Yardin and Sonia Oback
If it was X-Factor you wanted, you didn't really get much of that this issue. However, what you did get was a pretty great issue focused on Darwin, the Immortal (or at least that's what his name should be.) After leaving team X-Factor, Darwin goes wandering in the desert trying to find himself. Instead he finds the set of an old western were an aged Rahne's son warns him of an impending Apocalypse. This issue was really good for a couple of reasons. The first being, that David was able to make a book solely about Darwin interesting. And I know that sounds like a strange comment, but let's be honest, Darwin has been pretty boring for a while. However, after his battle with Hela he's proved to be one of the most powerful mutants alive.
X-Men Legacy ***
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Paul Davidson
Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
This issue was clearly a semi-breather issue before the coming of the Age of X, the X-Men's next major event (though it's only going to interrupt New Mutants and X-Men Legacy, the consequences will surely be felt across the X-verse.) That being said, the story in this issue was decent. It was clearly another character piece, as the story follows Blindfold's journey uncovering the meaning behind her visions. With some guest appearances, such as Hellion (who we learn has not left the island) and Scott, this issue was mainly focused on Blindfold and Rogue. All in all the writing was decent. However, the art was lacking on many occasions. Without their costumes, the characters were all but unrecognizable.
My DC reviews can be read here: Comicattack.net!