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Preview: Generation X #6

Generation X #6

(W) Christina Strain (A) Eric Koda (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 06, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• With a mutant-killing monster loose beneath New York City, the X-Men impose a curfew for the students of the Xavier Institute. But QUENTIN QUIRE’s never much been one to follow rules…
• When Quentin convinces his classmates to join him for a night out, they’re in for something a LOT more fearsome than a mutant-killing monster…
• They might just find themselves at an auction populated by some of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest villains!

Preview: Generation X #5

GENERATION X #5

CHRISTINA STRAIN (W) • Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (A)
Cover by TERRY DODSON

  • All eyes on EYE-BOY!
  • The most diligent student at the Xavier School for Mutant Education and Outreach is about to learn the most difficult lesson of all: When you can see EVERYTHING, you end up seeing some things you wish you hadn’t!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Preview: Generation X #4

Generation X #4

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Taking it upon themselves to catch the assailant who’s been attacking mutants in Central Park, the Xavier Institute’s “Lovable Losers” go on the hunt for the culprit.
• But they aren’t prepared when the trail leads them right to Generation X’s most formidable foe…
• EMPLATE returns!
• Only she isn’t the same monster they once knew…

And More Marvel Legacy Covers are Revealed

Marvel has been “shaking” up the industry today with their homage gifs showing off covers from their upcoming Marvel Legacy reboot which blends the old and new and brings numerous series back to their original numbering.

Check out even more covers below and round one and round two.

  • Venom: Francesco Mattina
  • She-Hulk: Duncan Fegredo
  • Monsters Unleashed: Daniel Mora
  • Black Bolt: Christian Ward
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Alex Ross
  • All-New Wolverine: Kris Anka
  • Black Panther
  • The Mighty Captain Marvel
  • Daredevil
  • Doctor Strange
  • Generation X
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl
  • Spirits of Vengeance: Ken Lashley
  • The Defenders: Szymon Kudranski
  • Jean Grey: Mike Mayhew
  • X-Men Gold: Ben Caldwell
  • Spider-Gwen: Khary Randolph
  • Spider-Man: Mark Bagley
  • Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider
  • The Unbelievable Gwenpool
  • Iron Fist
  • Thanos
  • Uncanny Avengers
  • Spider-Man vs. Deadpool
  • The Mighty Thor: Stephanie Hans
  • Ms. Marvel: Jake Wyatt
  • Falcon: Elizabeth Torque
  • Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man: Paulo Siqueira
  • Weapon X: Val Staples
  • Marvel Two-In-One: Edgar Delgado

Review: Generation X #3

pdftojpg-me-14Something is lurking in the shadows of Central Park…a monster that steals mutants in the night. And when GENERATION X takes it upon themselves to investigate…they might just find themselves face-to-face with an all too familiar threat.

Well this “monster” doesn’t exactly steal mutants in the night, just attacks them as the kids were alerted to one of their one being attacked by an unknown assailant. And that was pretty much the highlight of this issue. I was so excited for this title when it was announced, but we’re on issue 3 and Christina Strain has given us a boring, uninspired story. There is nothing new or original here; a “special” group of kids brought together by an administration that has told them “well, you won’t be X-Men, but we’re going to make sure you learn something”.  Which is all well and good, but then we have a student who expresses interest in being an X-Man, wanting to train for it and she’s told she’s where she needs to be.  And to make matters worse, someone advises her mentor to speak to her because “something isn’t right there”. What, the student asked to take an active role in her education and training and she’s told she’s in the wrong? Way to go there Xavier School.

And the cast itself is a real problem to this book. Every character has an attitude or a chip on their shoulder and it gets old really fast. Ok, there are maybe 2 who aren’t too bad, but geez all the sniping and comments back and forth….we get it! These kids were put together for a reason, but it all comes off as just one note.

And I wish I could at least say that the art is nice to look at in this book, but I am really not feeling the style used here.  Amilcar Pinna and Roberto Poggi do give us nice detail, and there are panels where the characters look alright but overall we get some very strange looking faces with their proportions off and angles like we’re either always looking up or down at the characters. But, I can say the art matches the writing in this book…but that is in no way to be taken as a positive.

I think I’ve made my feelings pretty clear by now, but overall I am very disappointed with this title. Uninteresting characters, uninspired storylines and pretty shaky art all add up to a huge let down for this Generation X fan. Maybe I’m just stuck on what this title once was, I don’t know…but is that a bad thing?  Why not just do a Generation X 2.0?  Have Chamber, Husk and Jubilee back together, maybe out to find and help M who’s been infected by her brother Emplate (minor spoiler if you didn’t read that latest volume of Uncanny X-Men). Anything to have this live up to what Generation X was and is remembered for, not just throwing some random young mutants together with former Gen X members popping up now and then. There was great potential here, but this title has really missed the mark.

Story: Christina Strain Art: Amilcar Pinna and Roberto Poggi
Story: 4.0 Art: 4.0 Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE issue for review

Preview: Generation X #3

Generation X #3

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Something is lurking in the shadows of Central Park…
• …a monster that steals mutants in the night.
• And when GENERATION X takes it upon themselves to investigate…
• …they might just find themselves face-to-face with an all too familiar threat.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Paul

Top Pick: Secret Empire Uprising #1 (Marvel) – Black Widow will not allow Steve Rogers and Hydra to operate any longer, so she’s taking some of the younger heroes with her to take him down once and for all. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to have Widow put a bullet into Steve Rogers, but I am excited to see her and her team go into action and take out the Hydra threat.

Cable #1 (Marvel) – I’m a fan of the character and I really liked having him join the Unity Squad in Uncanny Avengers, so I am really interested in a solo series with Cyclops’ little boy. Just hoping it’s better then the Cable and X-Force series *cringe*

Generation X #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was underwhelming, but I am a fan boy so I’ll check out what the second has to offer. I’m hoping that it was just a shaky take off and things get more interesting.

Hulk #6 (Marvel) – This has been a fantastic series from the first issue, exploring Jen and her PTSD and her struggle to keep the Hulk within in check…but I have a feeling things are going to turn green soon.

Secret Empire #3 (Marvel) – I have not been impressed with this series at all….but it is on my list just to follow along and watch Steve and his Nazi Hydra be taken down and have this whole mess put behind us.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Motor Girl #6 (Abstract Studios) – Any week Motor Girl is out, it’s on the top of my pick list. The newest series from Terry Moore is quirky, funny, and touching, and the more I read, the more I fall in love with it. This is shaping up to be my favorite comic of the year.

Blood Bowl: More Guts, More Glory #1 (Titan Comics) – The tabletop miniature game comes to comics and as a fan of the game I can’t wait to read the comics and hoping this miniseries becomes an ongoing.

Heroines #1 (Space Goat Publishing) – Writer and artist Ted Naifeh doing a superhero series has me intrigued and excited.

Namwolf #2 (Albatross Funnybooks) – The first issue was weird and twisted and exactly what I expected so I’m beyond excited to read more of this series whose name spells it all out, it’s about a soldier in Vietnam who is also a werewolf.

New Humanz #1 (Titan1 Studios) – A new(ish) publisher always gets me interested and this one sounds like a new comic universe that’s worth checking out. The story is about a former CIA agent and his daughter who are sent through time to 2226 and she becomes a cyborg.

Review: Generation X #1

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind’s lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and Generation X survive the experience??

It’s been many years since we saw Generation X on the comics page, though the concept has lived on in various forms including New X-Men and Young X-Men. Generation X, written by Christina Strain, feels a bit more like the latter than it’s namesake with an issue focused on Jubilee trying to get her act together as she’s tasked to manage a misfit team with mostly familiar faces and one new one as well. There’s numerous references of how much time has passed since the original Generation X and how the former members have grown up and moved on, it’s enough to make readers of that original series feel… old.

The mix of characters present should present Strain more than enough to work with, but overall, the issue feels like something we’ve read before with little new to really hook the reader. There’s an attempt to use the rather overused trope of future flashes to get us interested in where things are going, but as presented it isn’t quite enough to draw me in.

The characters though should be interesting as things progressed as they are very different in personalities and that should set up conflict. But, the big question is how this all differentiates itself from other X-Men series and it doesn’t. It, so far, feels like the “school” version of X-Men: Gold. And mix that in with the fact it feels like the previous series as a whole, the hook is just missing, unless you really dig these characters.

The art by Amilcar Pinna doesn’t help matters. Characters feel off in their presentation, particularly one of the Cuckoos whose eyes are just odd… but a lot fo the characters’ eyes stand out as just not quite fitting. There’s an issue with same face syndrome that permeates things.

I was hoping for more from this first issue and it delivered a rather bland experience that feels retro and not in a good way. While other “X” series has breathed life into the franchise, this one seems to suck that away.

Story: Christina Strain Art: Amilcar Pinna Cover Art: Terry Dodson
Story: 6.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #4 (Black Mask Studios) – This series is one that has taken awhile to finish, but so far it has been worth the wait. Hopefully #5 follows shortly after!

The Flash #22 (DC Comics) – It is so far so good for The Button, and I’m excited to see how this all pans out and sets up the big fall event by Johns.

Superman #23 (DC Comics) – One of my favorite Rebirth books just keeps getting better. This looks to be another Jon heavy issue, which is okay with me.

The Mighty Thor #19 (Marvel) – Aaron has been doing a fantastic job on Thor for years, and this run is no different. I have enjoyed the epic galactic war and more Quentin Quire is never a bad thing.

Batman #23 (DC Comics) – Now that The Button is ending in this weeks The Flash, this book gets back to the aftermath of Bane. I’m looking forward to how everything plays out.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Star Trek: The Next Generations: Mirror Broken #1 (IDW Publishing) – The Free Comic Book Day release put this on my radar as I’m not much of a Star Trek fan (I watch the shows once in a while, but wasn’t a regular thing for me). That issue sucked me in with a Mirror world that I want to find out more about and see where this series goes.

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #4 (Black Mask Studios) – It feels like forever since the last issue, but as soon as I start reading it it’s like getting together with an old friend. Funny and surprisingly tense this issue.

Eleanor & Egret #2 (Aftershock Comics) – The first issue was cute and quirky with a fun story and amazing art. I can’t wait for this second one.

Ian Livingstones’ Freeway Fighter #1 (Titan Comics) – The classic game comes to comics and the first issue is fantastic. If you’re a fan of Mad Max or that type of world, this is one that’s a must get.

Josephine Baker (Self Made Hero) – A graphic novel about this trailblazing woman who lived a life that’s so amazing it can’t be true… but it is, so read up and find out more.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Generation X #1 (Marvel) – FINALLY! I have been waiting for this title since it’s reveal. I loved the original run of Generation X back in the day, and I know this is a new batch of students taking up the name, but Jubilee is now in charge…how can this not be good? The line up is interesting, and anything with Quentin Quire is definitely worth checking out. This should be a fun read.

Super Sons #4 (DC Comics) – This book is fun and action packed and I love this new dynamic duo of Superboy and Robin. You definitely should be reading this title.

U.S.Avengers #6 (Marvel) – Steve Rogers is looking to take down Roberto and his team. Like they’re going to let that happen. This book has been hit or miss with me, but I am curious to see how they deal with Rogers and Hydra taking over.

X-Men Gold #4 (Marvel) – Gambit turns up, so you know things are going to be exciting. I’d like to see him re-join a team of X-Men, so why not this one?

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