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Review: "Young X-Men #12"

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

yxm12-001Young X-Men #12

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

The Pull List! — Week of February 18, 2009

In The Pull List! on February 18, 2009 at 1:06 am

So here we are, my first official pull list on the new Homeworld, and I must admit its a bitter one.  Last week saw the end of “Nightwing”, and this week sees the end of two more great DCU titles, “Robin” and “Birds of Prey”.  Its quite the shame; these titles have had their missteps but have always been solid books with consistently good sales and fantastic stories.  Mind you, these characters will be showing up next week in “Battle for the Cowl”, but that’s beyond the point.  That said, let’s dive in headfirst: here’s what you need to be sure to pick up in comics this week!

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The Pull List — April 2, 2008

In Comics on March 31, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Hey, look, a post! I’m going to be attempting to breathe new life into Spoilery Bits with a series of regular columns. To kick it off is the new regular Monday column, The Pull List. Nothing fancy here, just a look at some comics you need to pick up when they come out tomorrow! The full list is ready to go after the jump, so off we go… Read the rest of this entry »