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Subj: Re: Major X #2: BAH!
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 at 08:36:43 pm EDT (Viewed 176 times)
Reply Subj: Major X #2: BAH!
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 at 01:00:04 pm EDT (Viewed 227 times)

    Major X 002

    Mystery to keep the readers guessing is a staple of comics. Misdirection and misinformation can be understandble fair elements of a story at times. But other times it feels like lies or Editor SNAFU. Case in point, the identity of THE X-ENTIAL that is probably slated to be a shocking reveal issues from now. This is a good one. Then there's THE CATALYST stranger to ID, too.

The plot line is holding my interest. It feels like something Jack Kirby might have written. But the art is far from Kirby-esque. Liefeld doesn't begin to match the King in the pencils department. Also, Jack would have given us a prominent female. Liefeld hasn't.

My fantasy outcome would be M'Koy showing up in the regular X-verse. I'm way more interested in M'Koy than I am in Major X. M'Koy gives me something I want - a variation on the Bronze Age Beast. Major X gives me nothing I want. Except I like his helmet.

    The bad exposition is the origin time and place of him(her?) - and Major X, 'natch. So, this seems to reaffirm that this story is not connected to Age of X-Man Event. (On the other hand, how do you misplace a Reality unless maaaybe it WAS all just a bad Nate dream, or somehow it's someway to-be-imagined-future-crossing, and Nate will awake with Major X still existing?) THE X-ISTENCE appears to be some What-Iffy alternate future timeline; maybe a metatextual sandbox for Mr.Liefeld to play with as he chooses?

I think the whole point of this thing is the fact that it's out of continuity, which means Liefeld can do whatever he wants.

I'm curious as to where Liefeld is going with all this. I'll stick with it for the five or six issues.

Next issue: "The Church of the Poison Mind!" - Doesn't that sound like a title Kirby would dream up?

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