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Review: Major X #1


A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs! What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?

Well this was something. Written and penciled by Rob Liefeld (there are feet in this comic of varying quality), Major X is the kind of book that wouldn’t be out of place if it were released twenty five years ago. The story is pretty straight forward and lacks any real punch – though it does set the remainder of the series up pretty well, and the art is for the most part exactly what you’d expect from Rob Liefeld; energetic, clean and well composed.

The characterization of Wolverine, specifically his dialogue is pretty… well it’s a great approximation of Wolverine from decades ago, chum, and it’s more than enough to take you away from the story that had up until that point been pretty engaging. After you get to that point, the comic does go downhill, which is disappointing after the strong opening. The plot devolves into a “classic” one of time and dimensional travel told around a fight that is at least entertaining to watch.

I say strong, when I really mean “interesting enough to get you to turn the page without hating yourself for buying this comic.” Major X isn’t a bad comic – but neither is it close to being a must read book. It’s just… an above average comic with a derivative X-Men themed name that takes far too long to get to the point, but looks pretty good whilst doing it.

Story: Rob Liefeld Art: Rob Liefeld
Ink: Rob Liefeld with Adelso Corona & Dan Fraga
Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Story: 6.9 Art: 7.8 Overall: 7.1 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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