A+X 2 review

This is the second issue of the X-Men/Avenger team up stories. Each issue has two team ups with one X-Man and one Avenger. As usual, one of the team ups is written by a star writer, while the other is written by a newcomer or someone who doesn’t normally do the writing. As with all the other similar comics, I’ll be reviewing the two team ups separately.

Black Widow and Rogue was alright. It’s both written and drawn by Chris Bachalo, who usually just does art. The Black Widow is randomly attacked by a Sentinel on her day off, and Rogue soon shows up to help out. This team up is entertaining enough, but there’s nothing special about it. The sentinel attack is never fully explained either. The art is fairly good, as Bachalo’s usually is.

The Kitty Pryde and Iron Man team up, written by Peter David, is better. The two of them fight against a small invasion of Brood with phasing powers. There is plenty of humour in this team up, and it has a complete story. The only disappointment here is that Iron Man doesn’t have all that much to do – his only contribution to the fight is realizing that the Brood can phase through his attacks, and listening to Kitty Pryde’s ideas. It is nice to see Pryde’s intelligence showcased in this story. The art suffers in this story though – facial expressions look weird, and there’s barely any detail anywhere.

There isn’t much else to say about this one. If a comic featuring two self-contained team ups interests you, then this series is worth checking out. So far, both issues have been fun, but there’s no real depth to it. As for myself, I won’t be picking up any future issues unless there’s a team up I am very interested in. There are just too many other books on my pull list – I’ve already made a few cutbacks this month to make room for Marvel Now.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to A+X 2 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of November 28, 2012 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    The first story was bad on every level, and not even Black Widow kissing Rogue can make it enjoyable. I also hated the art. I used to love Bachalo on Generation X in the ’90s, but I haven’t enjoyed him lately.

    The second story was OK. Kitty was funny. But Peter David’s capable of so much better than this.


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