pspin's X-Men #38 - The Boneyard, Part 1 review

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X-Men #38 Review

X-Men #38 Review

Overview:

Domino takes a break from the team and meets up with Daredevil.

The Good:

The story is mediocre, I won’t lie; but the execution is amazing. The story is fairly simple and not ground breaking and has seen a fair share of variants but basically is that a villains-only casino deals in everything from ill-gotten gains to equipment and Domino infiltrates it while Daredevil separately takes a less subtle approach. It is nothing special but the blend of humor and action more than make up for it and deliver.

Seth Peck writes the issue and has big shoes to fill after a great run by Brian Wood and so far he is off to a great start. He is able to get a great handle on both heroes’ personalities and make them believable and funny. His blend of humor and seriousness is perfect and the dialogue flows easily, never becoming too wordy as it spends a fair amount of time setting up. One really interesting part is that the reader can see both heroes’ thoughts and they are another great source of humor in the issue.

Paul Azaceta’s art is a perfect fit for the tone of the issue, not too detailed but not too abstract. When it is combined with Rico Renzi’s colors, it brings the book to a new level of enjoyment that really compliments the story.

David Lopez has a great cover for this issue.

The Bad:

Nothing, some might find the story a little silly or the art not to their liking, as it is fairly unique, but I have no complaints.

Verdict:

A great issue from a great new creative team that delivers both humor and action, the writing is great, the art is as well and the team up is inventive. There are good things in the series future if they keep this up.

4.5 out of 5

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