Tuesday, December 13, 2011

X-Men #22

Launched with the sole purpose of capitalizing on Twilight and the vampire craze, the creators of this book did not seem to think in the long term; what was important at the time was publishing a title with Wolverine and vampires in it; there was no planning ahead.  Since then, X-Men has tried to interact with other corners of the Marvel Universe, but the stories have been bland and whimsical.  Now that Regenesis is here, a stealth team that includes big guns like Storm, Colossus, Psylocke, and favorites like Domino, still does not seem enough to sustain this series' redundancy.  The cherry sitting on top of this inconsequential title is Vampire Jubilee, without a doubt the most insulting development for a character that used to be fun and relevant.  The art by Will Conrad is neat and evoking of Mike Deodato Jr.'s style, but it needs to come with a good story; sadly, it doesn't.

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