Wednesday, February 15, 2012

X-Men #24

Jubilee gets the spotlight in a story by Victor Gischler.  It is disheartening to see how the once fun, sharp, and outspoken mall rat who was destined to be "the last x-man" has been relegated to such a depressing role, and this issue is like salt in a wound that just keeps widening.  With some luck, the Scarlet Witch, the Phoenix, or someone else will feel sorry for the character and give her some dignity back.  Guest artist Al Barrionuevo does not break any ground, and his pencils are average at best; to be fair, however, he is not given much to work with as the story is just filler.  Another sign of Marvel's complete disregard for its current storylines, in favor of the upcoming A vs. X.  By the time readers get to the last page, instead of being covered by excitement at the prospect of next issue, they'll find themselves yawning at the underwhelming cliffhanger.

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