Review by: Neb

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Story by Rick Remender
Art by Mark Brooks
Cover by Esad Ribic & Chris Bachalo

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

The Dark Angel Saga continues to deliver on all fronts. If you would have told me that Remender was going to be writing stories that involved characters from the Age of Apocalypse, I might have rolled my eyes until I saw my brain. What I forgot was to trust Remender’s storytelling abilities because this storyline has been awesome. In this issue, we see the reveal from the last issue play out to its bloody and action packed conclusion. The action is really tense in this issue and there’s a real sense of doom in this issue that keeps the pace frenetic. Remender does manage to include some great character moments. The first is the opening sequence with Fantomex, who continues to be one of my favorite “new” characters. The second comes in Wolverine’s moments with Jean as he struggles with what he must do against what he wants to do. The story is solid and the issue ends in an interesting place, leaving me wanting more.

On the art side of things, I thought it was pretty good. While it’s no Opena, Brooks has looked pretty solid under the wings of both the inker and colorist. Dean White is the glue that holds this book together. The visuals are consistent throughout…except for the last few pages. I know that another artist and inker are credited, so I’d have to assume that this was their portion of the story. Unfortunately, even White’s colors can’t save this duo as the characters get really cartoony and overly muscly very quickly. It’s too bad because it really hurts the artistic integrity of the issue.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Rich Remender has a lot of nerve calling this story arc “The Dark Angel Saga,” thus inviting comparisons with the classic “Dark Phoenix Saga.” However, if Remender can maintain the quality, “Dark Angel” may be a new classic.

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