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Subj: X-Men Gold #11: Is 'dull action' an oxymoron?
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 at 04:00:27 pm EDT (Viewed 239 times)

X-Men Gold 011 (2017)

Pretty run of the mill action adventure - but, sadly, to the point of being dull.

Kitty: back to toting guns and loving Peter.

Colossus: can still armor up in a pinch. Can start courting Kitty again. can save money on family greeting cards now.

Storm: konked out.

OML: ignores his complicated and defining futurepast and just pulls out all the stops, and cliches and tropes to copy Young Man Logan - to the point of boring.

Nightcrawler: did a couple bamfs and threw in come German idioms.

Illyana: terrible showing all round - in spite of convenient and weak plot device of being konked out for awhile.

Prestige: surprisingly, the best player this time. Her psi was genuinely helpful to root out Uncle's lie and she actually tried to show something interesting with Omega Red's psiscape for at least one panel.

Russian goons: Russian goons.

Mystic Russian: Viktor? Was it? Doesn't matter - he was loser. All he did was throw in some untranslated Russian phrases and unnamed magic spells.

Uncle: Good for nothing. Another relative to forget about. (BTW: WEHT Piotr's brother?)

Omega red: He was tough. He actually made for some decent action scenes but they hardly make up for the terrible lacking exposition -in his arc mind you- on his character, motivation, temporary sentient status, and imprisoned fate. BAH.

S.I.C.K.L.E.: Say what now??!! Seriously?! C'mon!! 'Cuz S.P.E.A.R. was such a hit... R.O.L.L.S.E.Y.E.S.

The cover is symbolic but also such a shame as the choice image.

Maybe things will get more interesting with Legacy...

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