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Review: Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father

Old Man Logan is dying and before he goes he wants to make sure his nightmarish future doesn’t happen.

Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father collects issues #1-6.

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Mike Henderson
Color: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: Cory Petit

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Review: X-Force #9

X-Force #9

X-Force is in a tough place attempted to fight Stryfe’s forces and also rescue Kid Cable! X-Force #9 delivers the penultimate chapter in Ed Brisson epic X-storyline.

Brisson has been weaving a solid follow up to his Extermination storyline taking us further into the world of Kid Cable as well as the fate of Rachel Summers. For longtime readers of the X-Universe, the jump to the future has been fun giving us a further glimpse as to what’s to come.

Brisson brings the humor in X-Force #9. It’s been a highlight of his run as he mixes violence with laughs. From Boom Boom punching a frozen enemy to Shatterstar trying not to kill anyone, there’s enough to enjoy the action. It’ll all put a smile on one’s face. Humor really seems to be Brisson’s focus with this series. Every character has their moment to deliver something that’ll get you to laugh. It’s a throwback in many ways to action films of the 80s with their quips to make it all a bit more “cool.”

The art in the issue improves with just one artist focused on the action. Dylan Burnett is joined by Jesus Aburtov on color and Cory Petit on lettering. The result is a more consistent look to the comic removing a problem present from the previous issue. The art still has its very stylized look which some might not like. But, the style adds to the humor of the series delivering over the top action.

X-Force #9 delivers as it not only has Domino and her team taking the fight to Stryfe but also Rachel stepping up in a major way. The end of the issue should have X-fans excited to see what comes next and where Brisson is taking his contribution to X-Men history.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

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Review: X-Force Vol. 1 Sins of the Past

Kid Cable is out there and X-Force wants answers. Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom-Boom, and Warpath are on his trail to get them. Then there’ Deathlok too!?

X-Force Vol. 1 Sins of the Past collects issues #1-5.

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Dylan Burnett, Juanan Ramírez, Damian Couceiro
Color: Jesus Aburtov, Brian Reber
Letterer: Cory Petit

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Review: X-Force #8

X-Force #8

In X-Force #8, the team heads to the future! What type of future is it?

There’s a lot I’ve liked about writer Ed Brisson‘s run on X-Force. X-Force #8 features the expected fun interaction of the team and action you’d want. But, the art hurts Brisson’s rollercoaster ride.

The team gets to the future and with time travel being the focus, the fun confusion you’d expect is all present. It’s all the set up for a battle between X-Force and the Mutant Liberation Army which is pretty solid as far as action. There’s also the suffering of Kid Cable and his out of control techno-virus. That too is revisited a bit with some interesting results that has me wanting to see where it goes.

All of that would be great and fun but inconsistent art drags it down.

Dylan Burnett handles the art with Jesus Aburtov on colors and Cory Petit lettering. Normally, I’ve enjoyed the art on the series. It’s different with a Samurai Jack feel about it. That style made the comic stand out in a good way. But, this issue, things go off the rails a bit and now the art stands out… but in a not so good way. I have no idea where the blame lies but there’s some serious issues with lines and inking.

The first few pages with Aliya and Kid Cable have Aliya looking like she’s cell shaded. The thick black lines are a distraction as the style is so different than the rest of the comic. Look at the detail of Kid Cable’s virus for example. The thin lines versus Aliya’s thick in panels next to each other create an early distraction. That carries over for the rest of the comic where that difference isn’t as present.

While the issue is just one piece of the puzzle, it’s an issue that stands out for the inconsistent art. Thankfully Brisson continues to deliver the action and fun dialogue, a nice distraction that has me coming back for the next issue.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 8.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.75 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Age of X-Man: NextGen #4 (of 5)

Age of X-Man: NextGen #4 (of 5)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Marcus To (CA) Chris Bachalo
Rated T+
In Shops: May 15, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!
• The Age of X-Man is coming apart at the seams!
• The students are working on multiple fronts, but they need to put the pieces together before someone finds out!
• Someone may already be onto their trail!

Age of X-Man: NextGen #4

Review: X-Force #7

X-Force #7

Stryfe comes face-to-face with Kid Cable!

Kid Cable has been captured by Stryfe and is back in the future where he’s being tortured to reveal the location of his clan. In the present, X-Force fumbles to build a time machine to go get Kid Cable.

X-Force #7 by writer Ed Brisson is an interesting one as very little happens and a lot happens as well. When it comes to the X-Force team, we get to see their personalities come out a bit more as they wait for their next move. In the future, we see Kid Cable tortured and his virus unleashed, Stryfe being his usual inferiority complex, and also the issue of Rachel Summers is dealt with as well. The issue sets up a lot but it also feels like it’s drawn out and rather slow. As a piece of the bigger story it’s important but on its own, it doesn’t really stand.

The art by Dylan Burnett and Damian Couceiro, with color by Jesus Aburtov and letterer Joe Caramagna continues the unique style of the series. There’s a cartoon element to it that works with X-Force. The future scenes with Kid Cable being consumed by his virus is a bit more mixed, especially the depiction of Cable who at times lacks detail enough to make it stand out.

The issue is a piece of the puzzle that readers of the series will enjoy but it’s absolutely not a place to start. This is an issue that can be skipped if need be but has enough to make it worth the read for fans of the series.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett, Damian Couceiro
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.70 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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