Sunday, 30 January 2011

X-Men #7 Reviewed

X-Men #7
To Serve and Protect: Part 1
Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Chris Bachalo

Action Ash
Now all that blood sucking bullshit is over it seems the X-Men can get back to doing what they do best, and it looks like that's where they're headed in this new storyline. To get the public to trust them they are making an effort to be heroes and it seems to be working, but they're not just saving the day in sunny San Fran. Something is amiss in the New York sewers and Cyclops has sent a small team to deal with it.

The story was simple but had potential to branch off into more complex narratives or even just a simple story that's really interesting/entertaining. This was, however, refreshing to read in an X-Men story. No sign of vampires and not bogged down in continuity, this ish would be a good jumping on point for new readers. It reminded me of the beginning of a classic X-Men adventure from the days of Claremont and Byrne.
Bachalo's art is pretty good too, and this issue includes some interesting page and panel layouts.

It's about time I felt optimistic about the X-Men again, and I look forward to getting back in to it.

3 and a half potential sewer dwelling reptilian cannibals out of 5