Friday, 21 May 2010

Astonishing X-men: Xenogenesis

Astonishing X-men: Xenogenesis #1
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Kaare Andrews

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X-men is the series that got me into comics. However in recent years (like so many comics titles) it has become bogged down in many years of continuity. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but it's nice to see a mini series like this that is out of main continuity and stands alone.
This first issue is good stuff indeed.

The story revolves around a fictional African country with a sudden surge of super powered baby births. They don't think it's a mutant thing, due to the fact that the x gene usually activates at puberty, but they feel the need to check it out anyway.

With nice artwork from Andrews (although Emma Frost looks weird sometimes) and clever witty dialogue from Ellis, this book is a fun, lighthearted read. It left me wanting to know what happens next and I will definitely be picking up the next issue.

Four mutant babies out of Five