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PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
INKS: JUAN FRANCISCO VELASCO
COLORED BY: MARTE GRACIA
COVER BY: ADI GRANOV & PACO MEDINA
Size: 32 pages
I will say this about The Curse Of The Vampire storyline in the new eponymous X-Men book, it appears that Gischler really thought out how he wanted to make use of the Marvel vampires. He’s not rehashing Claremont’s vamp storylines, he’s carving out some brand new X-Men vampire territory.
Unfortunately, there are some huge leaps of logic that the characters make to combat the vmpire problem. Giant leaps. Even though I can see where they’ve landed, I’m not entirely sure I want to follow them.
I’ve complained quite a bit about how I don’t connect with how Fraction voiced many of the characters during his X-run. At least Fraction attempts to use his characters as more than mere plot devices. Instead of using Emma Frost as the heat infused decision making X-leader that she is, Gischler uses her as a pitching machine to float an awkward quote at Cyclops, which he attempts to knock over the fences. Unfortunately, he’s in a batting cage, so he just ends up smacking some net.
Art: 3 - Good