Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quick Thoughts on: X-23 #1

X-23 #1: Writer: Marjorie Liu. Artist: Will Conrad.

Quick Review: This issue begins with X-23 having nightmares about Wolverine offering her a spot by his side in Hell. As this comic goes along we see that X-23 is unable to really communicate with any of her fellow mutants on Utopia. Emma Frost blames Cyclops for X-23's lack of social skills, since it was Cyclops who allowed Wolverine to place her on X-Force. To make up for this, Cyclops sends X-23 to a former mutant half-way house where she can try to learn from the people there. This issue ends with X-23 waking up at the half-way house with flames and bodies laying all around her.

Quick Thoughts: Meh. First off, a confession... I hate the X-23 character. I can't think of a more uninteresting character than a teenage, female clone of Wolverine. With that said this issue wasn't that bad. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrid, which is a testament to Marjorie Liu's writing skills. I'll probably pick up the second issue of this series, but I'm not sure how long I'll be sticking with this series.

Score: 7 out of 10.I have no idea why I scanned this page...


  1. I've NEVER read anything with this character in a leading role, but after readin Liu's work on Black Widow, I was willing to give this a shot. But then I kept thinking about foot blades, and I can't get over them. It's nice to see that I'm probably making a sound choice.

    It's good to see Will Conrad get a big gig, though. I mentioned him being good enough to do more mainstream things last year when I reviewed the Kull mini from Dark Horse...and yes, I'm patting myself on the back there.

  2. ARRGH! The foot blades make NO sense! Every other Wolverine-themed character(Daken, that Jimmy kid from Ultimate X, Wolverine's brother in Wolvie: The End, etc)has claws in their arms... Not feet! I don't know why that bothers me as much as it does, but it really does... I mean, it's just so dumb!!

    But yeah, getting past the foot blades, if not for Marjorie being the writer here, there's NO way I'd be picking this series up. Even now I'm totally undecided on whether or not I should pick up the second issue...