Rachel and Miles Review the X-Men, Episode 13

Week of November 12, 2014

In which we are pleasantly surprised by Logan Legacy.

Reviewed:

  • Axis #5 (0:28)
  • *Logan Legacy #4 (2:53)
  • Nightcrawler #8 (5:00)
  • Captain Marvel #9 (6:27)

*Pick of the week (8:10)

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7 comments

  1. Sam Williams says:

    Yeah. That Lady Deathstrike comic really felt like the start of an on-going solo series, didn’t it? I wasn’t quite as enamored with the art as you guys. I agree that it’s gorgeous and fits the tone really well, but I had a hard time following the action in several places. Although I tend to read through comics quickly without pausing to focus on each panel, so it’s probably just as much my fault.

    To be fair to Axis, I did enjoy the call-out from Spider-Man when Captain Falcon America said something ridiculous. At least Remender realizes he’s writing something completely over-the-top and ridiculous. Although that self-awareness doesn’t really make up for the fact that it’s still just as over-the-top and ridiculous. From Civil War to Avengers vs. X-Men to Fear Itself to Axis, it’s like Marvel’s big events are becoming increasingly more like an 8-year-old bashing his toys together. Doesn’t give me much hope for the upcoming Secret Wars event given the already dubious reputation of the original.

  2. discordinc says:

    So your review convinced me to give that issue of the Logan Legacy a shot, and holy crap! That issue was amazing. I vaguely remember Lady Deathstrike from her appearances on X-Men cartoon with that terrible costume and a pretty generic vengeance streak. In fact, the first time I read classic Wolverine mini I thought that Yuriko was a per-cyborg version of Lady Deathstrike.

    (Also, I guess she was in X2, but since she didn’t talk and they never mentioned her backstory it almost doesn’t count)

    After reading that, I am totally on board for a Lady Deathstrike on-going (or at least a miniseries). I haven’t read much of Marguerite Bennett’s work, but I definitely need to keep her books on my radar now.

    I don’t know if someone’s pointed this out to you already, but the blog post lists Axis #4. Though I can’t blame you if they’re all running together after a while.

  3. David says:

    Today only (11/14) there is a sale on comixology/Marvel digital/Marvel comics app on 56 issues of the Claremont run for a dollar each (#144-199). The sale ends at 11 Eastern tonight, though, so if anyone’s interested, get on it now!

  4. Steve says:

    I’d been enjoying Nightcrawler so far. Claremont had been given a book that played to his strengths and, for the first time in ages, I was really digging something with his name on it.

    But the villain reveal this issue sent my eyes rolling right to the back of my head. It’s a well Claremont has gone back to over and over again, with diminishing returns, and it’s frustrating to see this series go that direction too.

  5. Elle says:

    Okay, the D&D alignment discussion makes total sense for the Avengers and X-Men as a whole, but I don’t think it applies very well to Hulk/Kluh. Hulk at various times could be described as Chaotic Good or Chaotic Neutral. Whereas Kluh, while solidly Evil, definitely doesn’t seem any less Chaotic.

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