World Comic Book Review

20th April 2024

Opportunity Wasted: Jean Grey #1 (Review)

Jean Grey #1 Marvel Comics, May 2017 Writer: Dennis Hopeless “Jean Grey” #1 is a new comic book series from American publisher Marvel Comics. The title focuses on the powerful psionic mutant named Jean Grey, one of the founding members of the superhero team called the X-Men. However, as the introductory pages make it clear … Read more

Extraordinary X-Men #10: Hiding the dust of time under the rug

Extraordinary X-Men #10 (review)
(Marvel Comics, July 2016)
Writer: Jeff Lemire

“Uncanny X-men” is the title of a long-running comic book series published by US comic book publisher Marvel Comics. The extraordinary success of the title can be laid squarely at the feet of meticulous character writer Chris Claremont, who penned the first series of the title for a phenomenal sixteen years (from 1975 to 1991). During this period Mr Claremont introduced innovative staple elements to the title and its many spin-offs. Some of these are very esoteric but popular with readers: a multiplicity of new and complex characters, nasty mutant xenophobia, the Shi’ar alien empire, the rehabilitation of arch villain Magneto, the poignant death(s) of mainstay character and telepath Jean Grey, and, significantly here, time travel as a vehicle for demonstrating how far down the protagonists of the title and the world can descend into dystopia should the X-Men fail.

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