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"Uncanny X-Men First Class" #1 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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"Uncanny X-Men First Class" #1

Refuge

Writer: Scott Gray

Art: Roger Cruz

Colors: Val Staples

Marvel’s surprisingly good First Class stories continue, this time with the second team of X-Men and a surprise appearance by the Inhumans, in probably one of the better Nightcrawler centric stories we’ve seen in a while.  Spoilers within!

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X-Men Forever #3 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

10 Claremont returns and infuriates comic fans everywhere with his latest addition to the X-Men Forever series. Of course I hate this book too, right?

(And yes, that image to the left is from the 2001 series. Just pretend that’s the cover of the current X-Men Forever #3).

* Possible Spoilers Throughout*

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"Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia" #1 Review

In Comic Reviews on June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1

“Utopia” Part 1

Writer: Matt Fraction

Pencils: Marc Silvestri, with assists by Michael Broussard, Eric Basaldua, Tyler Kirkham, & Sheldon Mitchell

Inks: Joe Weems, with Marco Galli, Eric Basaldua, Rick Basaldua, Jason Gorder, Jay Leisten, Sal Regla, Jon Sibal, & Ryan Winn

Colors: Frank D’Armata

I’ve made no bones about having some serious love for the post-Messiah CompleX X-Men Universe.  They’ve always been one of Marvel’s biggest sellers, and are consistently strong titles, but the entire Universe has become a fairly solid, tangible thing ever since Messiah CompleX ended (Well, excluding that recent Sisterhood mess).  But in the world of the Dark Reign, the X-Men have essentially been left to their own devices in their new safe haven of San Francisco, while Norman Osborn marches onward throughout the rest of the Marvel Universe, tearing up everything he sees before him.  Finally, the two paths collide with the six part “Utopia” storyline. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pull List! Week of April 29, 2009

In The Pull List! on April 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

So here we are again. A new week, a new Pull List. Derk just finished up college for the semester, and my temp assignment just ended, so expect me to get the site back to its full running potential during this lapse. In the meantime, why not pick up some ad space to show off your website and help support ours? I’m also looking into launching a store so you can purchase official HomeWorld merchandise.

In the meantime, here’s this week’s Pull List! Legion of Three Worlds makes its return, as it edges closer to its grand finale, while an old friend from the X-Men’s past makes their shocking return. As always, this is just the list of purchases I recommend, but just because its not on the list doesn’t mean it isn’t good! If you enjoy this article, leave a comment to let us know, or hit the button the left and leave us a DIGG.

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Review: "Young X-Men #12"

In Comic Reviews on March 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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Story: End of Days

Writer: Marc Guggenheim

Pencils: Rafa Sandoval & Daniel Acuña

Inks: Roger Bonet & Daniel Acuña

Colors: Ulises Arreola & Daniel Acuña

After just a year of stories, the Young X-Men are an end again.  Young X-Man Dust is dead (relax, she gets better) and a lot of other X-Men cameo.  The unfortunate fact of the matter is, we’re doing this again.  This has been a great title with interesting characters, and a wonderful place in the X-Universe as Cyclops tries to train what could very well be the last generation of X-Men.  Unfortuantly, Marvel doesn’t seem to feel the same way.  There’s also some pretty unnerving sequences drawn by Daniel Acuña that are set in the futrue, showing the price paid for Dust’s revival, and needless to say its a pretty crappy outcome for such a beloved character.

I really can’t stress how sad it is to see this book go, and these characters be shuffled away, again.  Like Anole says in the book, the Young X-Men seem to exist solely to be cannon fodder.  Hopefully, Marvel will realize soon that these characters have a far greater potential than they give them.  This is still a good issue, but its tainted by the foreshadowing of Dust’s future and the knowledge that we’re waving good-bye to these characters a second time.

Final Grade: C