Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Quick Look at: Astonishing X-Men #28

This comic contains the forth part of Warren Ellis' "Ghost Box" storyline.

-After sending Wolverine and Armor away to investigate the other rooms in the floating city, Cyclops and Beast are attacked by mutant with the ability to blend into it's surroundings. The two founding X-Men manage to take the mutant down with little trouble.

-Meanwhile in the destroyed city, Storm and Emma are attacked by a mutant with the ability to inhibit the mutant powers of others(ala Leech).

-At the same time, Wolverine and Armor are attacked by a third mutant, this one with the ability to shoot laser beams from his fingertips. The laser shooting mutant manages to damage Armor, but Wolvie manages to take him down with relative ease.

-Storm also manages to take down her attacker and when questioned all three mutants claim to be the enemies of Forge.

I'm glad this issue contained some action for a change, because that gives us the opportunity to see some fight scenes done by Simone Bianchi. The thing that should have made this comic interesting/memorable, the revelation that Forge was somehow behind the appearance of the mysterious mutants was totally ruined by the fact that the team kept mentioning Forge before the "surprise" revelation! I really can't fathom why Warren would do that... By constantly mentioning Forge, the potential surprise the reader may have had at the end of this issue was completely lost. For example, if I continuously tell people that Barack Obama is coming to my house for dinner, nobody is going to be surprised when he shows up! For a score, I'll give this issue a 3 1/2 out of 10. I hate to say it, but by this point I've lost all interest in this story...

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