Friday, 3 November 2017

X-Men: Blue, Volume 1: Strangest Review (Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina)

I have no idea why this X-Men series is called “Blue” and no explanation is given either! One thing’s for sure: Cullen Bunn wrote down a list of things you’d associate with the X-Men and then proceeded to tick them off here. Seriously, this is the most generic, boilerplate X-Men book I’ve ever read. 

The original, young X-Men from the past (are they ever returning back to their time??) fight Juggernaut in the opening scene. Wendigo and Wolverine fight in the snow before the X-Men fight some Sentinels, Magneto postures, and the team boringly battle alternate reality mutants in Madripoor. The only thing different is that Beast can do magic now but who fucking cares?

One of the villains is Bastion whose entire motivation revolves around him setting things up so he can pointlessly battle the X-Men over and over, ad infinitum, for the sake of it. I can’t tell if it’s a subversive commentary on this inane comic or accidental but Bastion is basically representing Marvel in a Marvel comic - meta!

Flat and uninspired in every single aspect, X-Men Blue confirms that the X-Men comics are still in the toilet.

1 comment:

  1. To be fair, I think the young X-Men found out that they came from an entirely different timeline now. I mean, sure; it makes the whole of All-New X-Men pointless, but still...