Time for a much needed Curse of the Mutants epilogue. Today I will be reviewing X-Men #11. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. The mutants on Utopia decide to throw Jubilee a birthday party. Jubilee, however, is in no mood for it because of her current condition. She’s a vampire. Xavier decides to give her a pep talk and tells her a story about a trip he took to Africa a long time ago. He met a very old vampire there who saved his life. He tells Jubilee that she doesn’t have to be like Dracula but can live her life in peace like that vampire did. Jubilee resigns to her fate and returns to her party. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. First off, thank God that Bachalo is gone. The art was actually interesting and enjoyable to look at. It wasn’t awesome or over the top, but it was a tremendous improvement over the disturbingly overlapping images that Bachalo cursed us with in the last arc. There was a lot of nice shadowing work and fairly decent background details. The fight scenes were pretty cool too. I’m still not 100% satisfied with this art but I can deal for now. The story was also a welcome improvement. I feel that the topic of a vampire Jubilee should have been addressed right after the curse of the mutants arc was over. I like her as a vampire. I was always a big Jubilee fan and really liked her as Wolverine’s sidekick. The flashback story was ok but not really relevant unless this vampire character is utilized in the future. Still, it was nice to get closure on a hanging issue that was completely ignored in the last arc. Let’s hope we get some better, more team involved stories in the future. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great growth issue for Jubilee. HUGE art improvement|