Review: Extraordinary X-Men #15
The latest issue of Extraordinary X-Men has us moving between worlds as Storm and Magik try and get back the soul sword from a possessed Sabina while Nightcrawler and Co. try and save an Apocalypse possessed Colossus. The ladies manage to gain the trust and assistance of the Mystics who aid Storm and Magik in their trip to Limbo to save it. Colossus seems to be unmoved by his former friends in his current state which might spell trouble for the X-Men.
The artwork by Victor Ibanez is clean and detailed. Each panel aids in keeping the story fresh, interesting and a real page turner. This issue reads more like a TV show than a comic and the story seems to jump off of the page.
The writing by Jeff Lemire is solid. There is nothing cliched or wasted in any of the bubbles. This issue seems to push the story forward and keep the readers interested enough to wait anxiously for the next and final issue in this arc.
Overall I found this issue a real page turner. It was strong, cohesive and effective in pushing the story along. With the X-Men being such an old series it’s kind of refreshing to read new stories. It’s a nice addition to the universe without being contrived or appearing like a trick to keep readers interested. It’s a solid issue in an interesting arc.
Story: Jeff Lemire Art: Victor Ibanez
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy
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