Sunday, July 18, 2010
X-Men #1 - Marvel
Apparently . . the X-Men are hunting vampires now. To be honest with you, the only thing I didn't like about this book is that I haven't finished reading the Second Coming story-line yet. I mean this book doesn't give all that much away about it, but . . obviously the X-Men came out of it ok . . relatively speaking. San Francisco seems to be back to normal. And Megan is already out doing errands for Scott. This issue she's met up with Jubilee. Unfortunately, their get together is marred with incident. A man heavily covered in dark leather has entered the park near the girls. He takes his coat off, his skin sizzles, and . . he explodes. Apparently Dracula (?) . . I'm not sure that he's the culprit right now, but all fingers seem to be pointing in that direction . . Dracula has bio-engineered a virus that he's given to his followers. It's kind of ingenious, actually. With all the precautions against bio-hazards, and people catching diseases through innocuous blood splatter, or spray . . it seems that the next step is to infect the vampires, and when they explode from the sun . . everyone their blood comes into contact with becomes infected. It seems this little display in the park has brought 25 new followers. Well, 24 actually. Jubilee is one of them, but . . Dr Nemesis is doing everything he can to track the growth and gestation of the virus, and do what he can to help Jubilee abate her 'cravings'. The main reason I'm not sure that it's actually Dracula is because after the scene in the park we see two people in a penthouse looking out over the melee. There's a woman who seems to be the master . . she kind of looks like a female Wildchild. But I'm sure we'll find out more in the upcoming issues. It was an interesting story. And it appears that it'll be crossing over into other X-books coming out in the next month or two. These include . . Blade, Namor: the First Mutant, Storm & Gambit and the X-Men vs Vampires mini series. Apparently this is the next big event for the X-Men . Man . . these guys just don't get a moment of respite . . do they? And of course there's numerous covers for this one. So many that I'm not even going to worry about trying to picture them all. Anyways, the book is written by Victor Gischler, with art by Paco Medina. Overall . . I liked it. I hate to see these guys beaten down, once again. But . . that seems to be the common theme in the X-books nowadays.