I only have one reviewable comic left to take care of until Wednesday, which explains why this particular comic is getting the single review treatment. Um, that's about all of an introduction I have... Enjoy the show?
Vengeance #1(of 6):
Summary: God is this going to be a shambolic review... We get started with some guy dancing with Stacy X and some c-list celebrity at a club. Stacy X is basically a mutant hooker with the heart of gold... Yes, really! Anyway, the pseudo-celeb and Stacy take the guy up to a private room for some freaky snake-mutant sexual shenanigans... Yes, really!! Before things can go too far, Magneto busts into the room and declares an end to the sexual shenanigans! It seems that Mags has decided that with so few mutants left, he wasn't going to allow mutants like Stacy X to degrade themselves... But it was okay when mutants were plentiful?! The guy doesn't exactly appreciate Mags screwing up his freaky snake-mutant action, and draws a gun on Mags. Mags prepares to laugh that off, being the Master of Magnetism(and Sensibilities), but the gun fires a blast as opposed to bullets, with the blast hitting Mags square in the chest. The blast robs Mags of his powers, at which time the guy introduces himself as the Ultimate Nullifier(which is actually a cool name for a character, all things considered). Stacy X and the pseudo-celeb decide to exit stage right, and Mags decides to try to beat the Nullifier up. Considering the Nullifier is presumably in his late teens, and Mags is like 90, that fight goes exactly how you'd expect it to. Figuring he was done for, Mags tells the Nullifier to make his death quick, at which time the Nullifier reveals that Mags power loss was only temporary. Mags powers return, and he decides to leave, but not before warning the Nullifier that if they were to meet again, things would be different. From there, the Nullifier pulls out his phone and texts that he'd be returning to base. As for base, it consists of Beak and Angel(?!?!!!?), as well as some woman called Miss America. Beak and Angel are the techies behind the group(which was calling itself the Teen Brigade for some unfathomable reason), with Miss America actually doing stuff, since she had powers, unlike Beak and Angel. Miss America winds up finding an abandoned military installation with only one individual held captive there, what appears to be a younger version of the In-Betweener. Miss America takes the possible cosmic entity out of the base while the (maybe)In-Betweener babbles about stuff. Oh, and then weird creatures descend from the heavens to attack Miss America or something. Adolf Hitler, Nighthawk, Fin Fang Foom(or a random dragon, I don't know...), the Red Skull, some goons in masks and an old guy also make random appearances here as well.
Thoughts: Well, this was definitely something... I'm not sure what I was expecting with this comic, but what I got most definitely wasn't it... I mean, I hear about a mini-series written by Joe Casey is coming out, with some sweet cover art featuring Magneto, and I figure, “Yeah, I'll spend $4 to check that out!” After reading this though, I can't help but think my $4 could have been better spent... This issue was just ALLLLL over the place! I literally have NO idea what was going on, besides the fact that some guy in his underwear beat up Mags, and Beak and Angel(probably my LEAST favorite characters from Grant Morrison's New X-Men run) where here. Something about the Teen Brigade? And Kristoff? And a random Hitler cameo?! WEIRD!!! Okay, here's the thing. Since I've already picked up the first issue of this mini, I figure I might as well pick up the second issue if only to see if it starts making some sense! Maybe Casey just needed an issue to introduce some new characters/ideas and stuff, and everything will be smooth sailing from here... I mean, it COULD happen, right?
Score: 4 out of 10.Wait a minute... Didn't Stacy X lose her pheromone powers after M-Day?!