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X-MEN #6

‘Curse of the Mutants,’ conclusion!

Somehow, the X-Men have weathered the vampire raid on Utopia, but mutants can’t claim total victory yet. Jubilee still needs the X-Men’s help, and Xarus still commands an overwhelming force of bloodsuckers. Will Dracula’s intervention be the final nail in Xarus’ coffin…or will he make even more trouble for the X-Men than his upstart son ever could?

Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Paco Medina
Cover by Adi Granov

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  1. I’ve actually been digging this quite a bit. Great art and pretty fun story.

  2. Although nothing really happens in this storyline, I did enjoy how Cyclops tossed his ‘tough skin’ members into the fray against the vampires. A creative aspect I applaud Gischler for. The moment I saw a Holy water Iceman, I was like wow! I don’t think this has ever been done in X-history.

  3. I liked last issue. Some solid X-men team fighting. I feel the logical holes in the whole storyline will show more prominently in this final wrap up. Cyclops deliberately resurrected Dracula and sent Wolverine to become a vampire without telling him. Using about 1/5 of the active members they managed to put the Vampires on the run. Admittedly using non-tough skin members would have risks, but they apparently had significantly more firepower than Xarus could handle. So why bring back the greatest evil the world has ever seen, again? And structure-wise, it feels that the X-men have already won, so what is Dracula doing in this plot anyway? Maybe Gischler can make it all make sense here at the end… but probably not. 

  4. Yea, this book had that problem from the start, those questions as to why bring back Dracula, some poor if not questionable character moments with Cyclops, and Blade as well.  Medina’s art has been consistently good though.

  5. This series has definately been fun (albeit kind of mindless), but last issue just went too far for me.  I thought the battle was boring and not very well thought out.  I don’t know if “cliche” is the right word for it, but turning Wolverine into a vampire is a little too gimmicky, especially when it really didn’t make sense in terms of the story.  It didn’t occur to me until the reveal that he was a plant, but it definately made me say “well what was the point?”. 

    This book has just been a series of poorly thought out plot devices to me. 

  6. Poorly thought out plot devices — yes, I think that sums it up well. Feels a bit like Victor is writing by the seat of his pants, here.

  7. I’m curious to see where this book goes after vampires.  Since I’ve picked up Uncanny X-Force, I’ve been thinking about dropping this book.  We’ll see how this and the start of the next arc go.

  8. 2 words: BLADE’S MUSTACHE!

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