Review: X-Men #5

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Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
The war between mutants and vampires culminates in a very perosonel, and very bitter, one-on-one fight between Wolverine and Cyclops. 

The Good

I don't comment on coloring enough and the Gracia's work here deserves some special recognition. He puts a gold sheen on everything that gives this whole story an awesomely noirish vibe. Also, I love seeing the familiar "brainwashed team mate" conceit get turned on its head and was thus glad to see Wolverine get conclusivesly beaten down here, and in such a humiliating way too. 

The Bad

Dracula's costume design is really puzzling. I can understand why they wouldn't want to put him in the usual black suit with a cape and medallion, but the silver pony tail and the hoop earings seem too... gaudy. While I think the armor's actually pretty cool, he almost looks like he just stepped out of a Castlevanie game. 

The Verdict - 4/5

I have something of a pet peeve for vampires, so it's an accomplishment when a story can not only get me to stomach them, but also even enjoy their presence. The militarized spin of an actual, full-out war between mutants and vampires in this storyline has been thoroughly exciting, and I've been enjoying the politicking on both sides as much as, if not more than, the actual fights.
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#1 Posted by movieartman (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

the armor is from bram strokers dracula with gary oldman and keanu revves and vlad the impaler the man who suposedly inspired dracula was supose to have worn a blood red set of armor
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#2 Posted by umbrafeline (5919 posts) - - Show Bio

which he supposedly wore to fight off his land from the invading turks. who was said to impale the invaders and drink their blood.
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#3 Posted by movieartman (1886 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by Sobe Cin (602 posts) - - Show Bio

good story regardless.
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#5 Posted by MintBerryCrunch (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Vampires suck!

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#6 Posted by Pizawle (1080 posts) - - Show Bio

CotM has been meh, but a good finale would be nice.

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#7 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

When the Vampires will be off my X-men book, call me~

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#8 Posted by _Jovian (109 posts) - - Show Bio

 but the silver pony tail and the hoop earings seem too... gaudy.


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#9 Posted by Dr. Detfink (542 posts) - - Show Bio

Predictable. Boring. Expensive arc.

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#10 Posted by antiterra (175 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree on the Castlevania vibe. If this were a Deadpool book, you can almost be sure he would have spouted the "miserable little pile of secrets" line at some point.  

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#11 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

I  kinda liked that Scott put the most durable people on the front line so the vamps couldn't bite them. And holy Iceman was a great idea, never even thought of that.

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#12 Posted by IrishX (2870 posts) - - Show Bio

I fail to see how Wolverine got "beaten down" or humiliated in any way. I'm wondering if we read the same comic...........

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